Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Dodge Demon - Then and Now

Hellcat, Dodge's 707-hp supercharged V8 and shining star of muscle car ideals is rumoured to be the starting point for a modern version of the Dodge Demon.

In addition to the 275hp 340ci engine producing 340lb-ft of torque, the 1971 Demon 340 was equipped with a synchronized floor-shifted 3-speed manual transmission, dual exhaust, all-wheel drum brakes, a Sure-Grip differential, and wide-tread tires wrapped around 14-inch wheels. A special high-performance Rallye suspension was standard.
Equipped with a 275hp 340ci engine, the Demon gave its big block-equipped competitors a run for their money thanks to lower weight. By 1972, the Demon had proved to be less popular than expected, but Dodge continued on with the model through the 1972 model year. A decrease in power didn't help popularity and the Demon was in trouble at the end of the 1972 model year. Adding injury to insult, many Christian groups were still after Dodge for the car’s nameplate and subsequent cartoon devil logo, some even going so far as to protest against the car as well as the Dodge brand.
The new 2018 Dodge Demon is/has all of the following:
>The world’s fastest production vehicle 0-60mph time. 2.3 seconds – with roll-out that time sinks to 2.1 secs
> The world’s fastest-ever production car over the quarter mile. 9.65 seconds on to a top speed of 140mph.
>The highest production car acceleration G-force.
The world’s first production car to fully lift its front wheels while accelerating. 2.92ft (0.89m).
Been banned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)
The Demon – using 91 octane gas – produces 808bhp and 717lbft. Matched to the car is a VIN-matched, owner-named Demon race kit, which will be available for each of the 3,300 or so Demons. When you buy your car, you will be given a coupon. Don’t throw it away.
The coupon entitles you to buy the Demon race kit for the princely sum of $1. This kit, which comes in its own bespoke crate, contains everything you need to turn your road Demon into a track Demon.