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Get Schooled On How To Drag Race The 840HP Dodge Demon 17
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Dodge, Dodge Demon, Dodge Videos, Drag-Racing, Film, Hellcat, SRT, video on 01 17th, 2018


Plenty of Dodge Hellcat owners learned firsthand that having 707 horsepower at their disposal is probably too much for the road. With even more power, owners of the Dodge Demon will probably face a similar issue, which is where Bob Bondurant’s new drag racing course comes into play.
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Modded Hellcat And Twin Turbo Viper Show Us The True Meaning Of “Photo Finish” 10
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Drag-Racing, Film, Hellcat, SRT, SRT Viper, tuning, video on 01 10th, 2018


As if a straight line battle between a stock Challenger Hellcat and a Viper wouldn’t be delightful to watch in its own right, these two cars did a great job to amplify, and then meet, our expectations.

In stock form, the Hellcat lays waste to its rivals using 707 HP and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm), while the Viper stands strong with 645 HP and 600 lb-ft (813 Nm) of torque.

In order to make it even more of a beast, the owner of this Hellcat bumped the power output to roughly 825 horses, while the Viper was fitted with a twin turbo kit, resulting in approximately 950 WHP.

With both cars wearing drag radials, they set out to post low 10-second 1/4 mile times, separated by just five hundredths of a second, although as they crossed the finish line, they were already traveling at different speeds.

On paper, the Viper is the favorite as it packs considerably more horsepower than the Hellcat. So, did it beat the Hellcat? Scroll down and find out…

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Brand New Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Simply Owns The Drag Strip 5
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Demon, Dodge Videos, Drag-Racing, Film, SRT on 01 5th, 2018


Not many stock cars can brag about running the quarter mile in less than 10 seconds, or faster than early Bugatti Veyrons
but then again, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon isn’t your average machine.

First of all, it was developed on and for the drag strip, building upon the already mad Challenger SRT Hellcat, to which it adds a suite of modifications that make it the world’s fastest production car from 0 to 60mph (96km/h), according to Dodge.

However, in order to enjoy the full force of the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, you need to fill the tank with race fuel and get the powertrain control module from the ‘Demon Crate‘, as only then it will produce the full 840 horsepower. Secondly, it needs to run on drag radials to make that front end go in the direction it’s intended to, but in the right conditions and with someone behind the wheel who knows what they’re doing, it reaches the 60mph (96km/h) mark in just 2.3sec.

Now, let’s see what the ultimate muscle car looks like on the drag strip pointed against a Camaro SS, a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Before checking out the video posted below, we should mention that this Demon was allegedly brand new during the runs, with only a few miles on the clock, and its tank was filled with 91-octane fuel, which limits its power to, well, “just” 808hp. It did run on drag radials, though, but was this enough to beat its rivals?

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“General Lee” Dodge SRT Hellcat Challenges Lambo Aventador 4
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Drag-Racing, Hellcat, SRT, video on 01 4th, 2018


The modern Dodge Challenger makes for a very interesting General Lee, even if the original was actually a Charger.

It becomes even more interesting as an SRT Hellcat like this one, which was filmed recently during a drag racing event.

With his ride inspired by the famous car from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard‘, the owner of this Challenger SRT Hellcat put on quite a show thanks to the sound of its supercharged V8 and the iconic horn.

The muscle car was also pitted against some powerful machines, from an Audi TT-RS to a Lamborghini Aventador. However, it appears that, for whatever reason, the driver had a hard time unleashing the 707hp and 650lb-ft (881Nm) of torque straight from the start, but that didn’t make the runs any less exciting.

In the right hands, and with the correct tires, the Challenger SRT Hellcat needs 3.6 seconds for the 0-60mph (0-96km/h) run, and it can complete the quarter mile in just under 11 seconds. For those who might want something more, there’s the even madder Demon, an 840hp version that can go from naught to 60mph (96km/h) in just 2.3sec and does the quarter-mile in 9.65sec.

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These Dodge Hellcats Proved Too Much Machine For Their Drivers 26
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Accidents, auction, Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Hellcat, SRT on 12 26th, 2017


Weighing well over 4,000 pounds with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 sending over 700 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels, the Hellcat version of either the Dodge Charger or Challenger is a whole lot of machine to handle, to say the least.

 Too much for most of us, to be sure, and evidently far too much for the unfortunate drivers of these examples.

Head over to Copart and you’ll currently find no fewer than 11 Hellcats that have been written off by their insurers, their salvageable remains to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. (We didn’t find a single Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, though.)

Now while Copart doesn’t give the full story of what happened to each of the cars it’s auctioning off, it’s clear that not all 11 of these were totaled by drivers who were in over their heads. One, for example, suffered from some mechanical issue (ostensibly from having been even further modified). Another seems to have sat out in a hail storm, likely leaving its oily bits in tact but damaged the outside. And another was stripped down to its shell (maybe after an accident, maybe not).

The damage to the others appear to have resulted from crashes: damage to the front end, damage to the rear end, a complete rollover, or even having burned practically down to the ground. And while we can’t say for sure it was the driver’s fault, we wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case with most of them.

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Widebody Kit And Huge Alloys Make The Challenger SRT Look Even More Macho 2
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Forgiato, SRT, tuning on 12 2nd, 2017


We have nothing against the stock alloys with which Dodge fits its Challenger, in all its various iterations. But a vehicle with that much presence on the street is just begging for a wheel swap.

That’s just what Forgiato did to this silver example, fitting it with a set of its forged Appuntito-ECL rims in silver with cobalt-blue trim.

The deep-dish alloys do an excellent job of showcasing the SRT’s big vented Brembo brakes with their red calipers and are coated in a thin layer of Pirelli P Zero Nero rubber. While we can’t quite make out just how big these particular units are, they come in sizes ranging from 19 inches all the way up to 26 – and they look a fair bit bigger than the stock 20-inchers.

Now, this appears to be a “regular” Challenger SRT, which comes standard these days with 485 horsepower – not the 707-horse Hellcat or the 840-hp Demon. But it certainly looks the business thanks to the aftermarket widebody kit it’s wearing, which is perfect for keeping those big rollers inside the fenders.

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Widebody Kit And Huge Alloys Make The Challenger SRT Look Even More Macho 2
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Forgiato, SRT, tuning on 12 2nd, 2017


We have nothing against the stock alloys with which Dodge fits its Challenger, in all its various iterations. But a vehicle with that much presence on the street is just begging for a wheel swap.

That’s just what Forgiato did to this silver example, fitting it with a set of its forged Appuntito-ECL rims in silver with cobalt-blue trim.

The deep-dish alloys do an excellent job of showcasing the SRT’s big vented Brembo brakes with their red calipers and are coated in a thin layer of Pirelli P Zero Nero rubber. While we can’t quite make out just how big these particular units are, they come in sizes ranging from 19 inches all the way up to 26 – and they look a fair bit bigger than the stock 20-inchers.

Now, this appears to be a “regular” Challenger SRT, which comes standard these days with 485 horsepower – not the 707-horse Hellcat or the 840-hp Demon. But it certainly looks the business thanks to the aftermarket widebody kit it’s wearing, which is perfect for keeping those big rollers inside the fenders.

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Here’s A Take On The Facelifted 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 17
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Hellcat, Renderings, SRT on 11 17th, 2017


It’s hard to believe that more than three years have passed by since Dodge first introduced us to the Charger SRT Hellcat, isn’t it?

During this time, the super saloon has proved its credentials against some very powerful machines, coming out on top in most cases. An entirely new generation of the Charger and Challenger will reportedly make their way onto the market in 2021, but before they do, Dodge will update both cars in 2019.

So what should we expect from the two popular vehicles? Well, according to Enoch Gabriel Gonzales’ vision, plenty of visual drama, as his renderings are very optimistic, to say the least.

The artist has focused on the range-topping version of the Charger, the SRT Hellcat, fitting it with new bumpers and lights and toning down some of its aggressive lines. While the front end looks quite nice, the rear isn’t exactly appealing with those gigantic taillights.

Of course, we will have to wait at least one more year before seeing what the FCA-owned brand has in store for the Challenger and Charger, and if their upgrades will include any work carried under the hood of the Hellcats, although with 707 HP at their disposal already, we doubt anyone would mind if Chevy left the supercharged V8 well alone.

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Dodge Begins Shipping the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon 10
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, SRT on 11 10th, 2017


The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is finally headed to dealerships and eager customers.

Saying “Ready or not, we don’t care,” Dodge confirmed it began shipping the Demon earlier today and it will soon arrive in the hands of 3,300 customers.

Unveiled at the New York Auto Show, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is billed as the “industry’s first and only purpose-built, street-legal production drag car.” It features a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces up to 840 hp (626 kW) and 770 lb-ft (1042 Nm) of torque. The engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph (225 km/h).

Pricing starts at $84,995 and each model comes with a leather-bound track tech manual written by the editors of Hot Rod magazine. Customers can also order Demon Authentication Package which costs $1 and includes the car’s build sheet, an archive portfolio, and a carbon-fiber card that features the owner’s name, vehicle VIN, serial number, and production option sales codes.

Perhaps the coolest option is the Demon Crate which enables the car to unlock its full potential. Priced from $1, the package includes a performance powertrain control module with a high-octane engine calibration, a conical air filter, front-runner drag wheels, and a passenger mirror block-off plate. The package also includes a number of tools such as a hydraulic floor jack, an impact wrench, and a torque wrench.

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New Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Impresses In Latest Review 30
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, reviews, SRT, SRT Videos, video on 09 30th, 2017


The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is one of the most extreme vehicles ever created and MotorWeek recently got its hands on the highly anticipated muscle car.
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Demon Is An Angel In Disguise, Hype Boosts Dodge Challenger Sales To New Record 18
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Reports, SRT on 09 18th, 2017


The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon hasn't even gone into production but the company is already heralding the model as a resounding success.
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Attention All Stormtroopers, This Dodge Challenger Is For You 2
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Forgiato, SRT, tuning, Wheels on 09 2nd, 2017


Either this car was modded according to somebody who really loved sci-fi movies in the late 70's and early 80's, or the owner really likes predominantly white muscle cars.
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Manual Gen-5 Viper Sets 1/4 Mile World Record With 9.28s Run 18
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Drag-Racing, Record, SRT, SRT Viper, tuning, video on 08 18th, 2017


In case you were wondering which was the world's fastest manual gen-5 SRT Viper, look no further than this twin-turbo beast.
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Dodge Prices 475 HP 2018 Durango SRT From $62,995 6
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Dodge, Dodge Durango, Galleries, new cars, prices, SRT on 07 6th, 2017


Powered by a 475 HP HEMI V8, the 2018 Durango SRT is calling itself America's fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV.
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This Viper-Powered Ram SRT-10 Packs A Supercharged Secret 3
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Dodge, Dodge Ram, Dodge Viper, SRT, Trucks, tuning on 07 3rd, 2017


When Dodge released the Ram SRT-10 back in 2004, most people probably thought it was bonkers. We wouldn't be sure how else to describe a pickup with a Viper engine. Still, at least one person thought that wasn't enough, so he built this one.
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