High-performance Drivetrain in 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Wins Roadshow Driveline Technology of a Year Award

Posted on 17. Jan, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

January 17, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

“Roadshow by CNET” has named a high-performance drivetrain in a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon as a leader of a 2018 Roadshow Shift Award in a Driveline Technology of a Year category.
Designed, engineered and built for comprehensive drag frame domination, a limited-production 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is powered by a 840-horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Demon V-8 engine, creation it a many absolute flesh automobile ever and a world’s fastest quarter-mile prolongation automobile with an elapsed time of 9.65 seconds during 140 miles per hour, as approved by National Hot Rod Association.
To make all that horsepower and measureless 770 pounds-feet of torque send to a pavement, Dodge//SRT engineers used a accumulation of proven drag racing strategies and several technology-firsts to build a first-ever prolongation automobile to furnish a front-wheel lift as approved by Guinness World Records. 
“We saw some extraordinary innovations on a powertrain front this year, and this was a hotly contested category, though in a end, a Roadshow group couldn’t conflict a captivate of a Demon,” pronounced Tim Stevens, editor-in-chief, Roadshow by CNET. “The energy outlay is of march phenomenal, though it’s a border of a record that unequivocally tender us, like ducting a atmosphere conditioning to chill a intake air. It’s a ruin of a package.”
“Our performance-minded designers and engineers worked tirelessly to shake a substructure of a whole opening automobile attention with a 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon,” pronounced Tim Kuniskis, conduct of newcomer cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. “In a query for mastery during a drag strip, Dodge//SRT engineers reviewed and strengthened any block of a drivetrain to safeguard it provides a ultimate in opening and durability.”

Updates include:

  • Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V-8 engine produces 840 horsepower and 770 pounds-feet of torque when versed with accessible Direct Connection engine controller (first ever for prolongation car) and fueled with 100+ high-octane unleaded fuel. Engine develops 808 horsepower and 717 pounds-feet of torque with 91-octane fuel
  • Air-Grabber™ initiation complement includes a largest organic hood dip (45.2 block inches) of any prolongation car
  • First-ever, factory-production automobile with TransBrake total with Torque Reserve, to broach a top g-force acceleration of any prolongation automobile   
  • After-Run Chiller (production automobile first) runs a cooling fan and a low-temperature circuit coolant siphon after engine shutdown
  • Award-winning and bureau prolongation automobile initial SRT Power Chiller™ redirects atmosphere conditioning refrigerant to assistance cold dense atmosphere entering a supercharged Demon V-8 engine
  • Bilstein Adaptive Damping shocks have been tuned for drag racing, changeable as many weight as probable on a back tires during launch for limit traction. The weight send improves back tire hold by 11 percent
  • Drag Mode Launch Assist (factory automobile first) uses circle speed sensors to watch for driveline-damaging circle bound during launch and in milliseconds modifies a engine torque to recover full grip
  • Factory-installed, 315/40R18 Nitto street-legal drag radials for softened hold and 40 percent some-more launch force compared with customary SRT Challenger Hellcat tires
  • Available slight “front runner” wheels for use during drag strips to cut front-end weight and rolling resistance

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s driveline components were also upgraded to get all that energy and torque to a back wheels, on any run. Changes include:

  • Upgraded column missile with a 15 percent boost in torque capacity. The column missile uses high-strength steel. Shaft tube density increases by 20 percent, and a stub shafts are feverishness treated for extended durability
  • The back differential housing has 30 percent some-more torque capacity. The housing is done from heat-treated A383 aluminum alloy. New element for a rigging set has aloft tired strength, with a deeper box hardening abyss and two-step shot-peening prolongation routine to boost compressive residual stress
  • The back half shafts are incomparable in diameter; use a high-strength, low-alloy steel; and have 41 splines (up from 38), delivering a 20 percent boost in torque capacity. Eight-ball joints hoop some-more torque, while shortening handling temperatures by some-more than 86 degrees Fahrenheit

More about a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
Production of a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is singular to 3,300 vehicles – 3,000 for a United States and 300 for Canada – with a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $84,995, including $1,700 gas guzzler tax, incompatible $1,095 destination.
The Challenger SRT Demon is lonesome by FCA US LLC bureau warranty, including three-year/36,000-mile singular automobile guaranty and five-year/60,000-mile singular powertrain coverage.
All 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon owners accept one full-day event during Bob Bondurant School of High-performance Driving in a newly announced Dodge//SRT Bondurant Drag Racing School.

The Roadshow Shift Awards prominence a best in innovative, disruptive technologies and products in a automotive world. With cars apropos some-more formidable as travel and tech sectors converge, it’s turn harder for consumers to know what developments and products matter many for their lives. The Roadshow Shift awards cut by a difficulty and a hiss to commend a many innovative and critical developments in a automobile attention any year. Award winners aren’t only category benchmarks, they’re pushing a attention towards a smarter, some-more tolerable and interesting future.

Award categories include:

  • Disruptor of a Year
  • Driveline Tech of a Year 
  • Cabin Tech of a Year 
  • Safety Tech of a Year
  • Vehicle of a Year

About Dodge//SRT
Dodge//SRT offers a finish lineup of opening vehicles that mount out in their possess segments. Dodge is FCA North America’s mainstream opening brand, and SRT is positioned as a ultimate opening halo of a Dodge brand, together formulating a finish and offset opening code with one prophesy and one voice.
For some-more than 100 years, a Dodge code has carried on a suggestion of brothers John and Horace Dodge, who founded a association in 1914. Their change continues today. New for 2018, a 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, a fastest quarter-mile prolongation automobile in a universe and many absolute flesh automobile ever, is holding a universe by storm, along with a new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, America’s fastest, many absolute and many able three-row SUV, and a 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody. These new SRT ultimate opening models join a code lineup that includes a Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger, including a 707-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat and a Charger SRT Hellcat, a quickest, fastest and many absolute sedan in a world.
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