We’ve reached the middle of the 14-part video teasing campaign for the upcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the company is again explaining how the massive power gets to the road.
To be more precise, the automaker says their new mind-blowing machine “is the first-ever factory production car with mechanical/electronic drag-race-specific suspension tuning.” We already know that engines and transmissions get most of the attention when competing in drag events, but connoisseurs also know they need to focus on the suspension setup as well. That’s because it needs to find the perfect weight balance to deliver the power to the road as efficient as possible. Dodge decided to go for the high-tech version – the Demon has a 35 percent lower rate in front and 28 percent lower rate at the back for the springs, as well as specially modified Bilstein Adaptive Damping Shocks.
And it also comes with a Drag Mode that ends traction control but keeps the stability control active. With the Viper soon out of the picture, the Demon will most likely take up the mantle of halo car for the brand. Other details we already know are it will feature an updated torque converter with a higher stall speed and 3.09 gearing for the rear axle, as well as a set of 315/40 R18 Nitto NT05R street-legal drag radials with a bespoke compound. All details will be mixed together when the New York Auto Show comes in April.