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Dodge Demon Has Cool Down Function and Maybe 757 Horsepower?


The Demon is coming! In the latest teaser video released by Dodge, the company is touting the Demon’s cool down function that’s built into the Performance Pages app in the car. While that is itself news, there is another teaser in the video. It looks like it’s going to make 757 horsepower.

Scroll through video nice and slow, and you’ll see a dyno graph. That graph seems to peak right around 750 horsepower or so. But remember, everything means something in the Demon teaser videos, so look at what time it is on the display. That’s right, it’s 7:57. It’s not official confirmation, but we’re going on the good assumption that the Demon makes 757 horsepower.

The cool down function is pretty sweet. After a hard run at the strip, to help prevent heat soak and protect vital engine components. Repeat runs at the drag strip will surely generate heat, and the Demon seems prepared to handle it.

What else do the performance pages do? Here’s the whole list from Dodge;

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Unique capabilities of the Performance Pages for the Challenger SRT Demon include:

  • Real-time graphic display of engine horsepower and torque with gear changes plotted
    • The power levels can be data recorded to track performance gains from changes, such as use of the Direct Connection Performance Parts
  • Real-time display of the supercharger intercooler coolant temperature
    • The Challenger SRT Demon sports the first-ever factory production car After-Run Chiller, which keeps the cooling fan and intercooler pump running after engine shutdown until a targeted temperature is reached
  • Driver-selectable line-lock, rpm-adjustable launch control and by-individual-gear-adjustable shift light in the instrument cluster
  • Timers for reaction time; 0-60 mph, 0-100 mph, eighth-mile and quarter-mile elapsed time and vehicle speed
  • Display of instantaneous and peak lateral and longitudinal g-forces
  • Gauge read-outs for engine oil pressure and temperature, coolant temperature, transmission fluid temperature, intake air temperature, air-fuel ratio, intercooler coolant temperature, boost pressure and battery voltage
    • Gauge read-outs can be displayed as real time graphs with data record functionality

With the new data recorder feature, Challenger SRT Demon drivers can build an archive of data to help optimize the car for track and weather conditions, as well as improving driving techniques.

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s Performance Pages also allow drivers to select between three different Drive Modes: Auto (Street), Drag and Custom.

Auto (Street) Mode options:

  • Multiple levels of engine performance
  • Three levels of suspension “feel and response”
  • Three levels of steering “feel and response”

Drag Mode options:

  • Multiple levels of engine performance
  • One level of transmission shifting “speed and firmness”
  • One level of traction control
  • One level of suspension “feel and response”
  • One level of steering “feel and response”

Custom Mode options:

  • Nearly every combination of options available in Auto (Street) or Drag can be configured in the Custom Drive Mode
    • As an example, a Challenger SRT Demon driver could select the elements of Drag Mode related to engine and transmission performance, but could select Sport Mode for the suspension and steering, providing the on-road driving dynamics of a Challenger SRT Hellcat

We’re looking forward to this thing’s debut at the New York show later this spring! Until then, be sure to check out everything we know about the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon!

Chad Kirchner
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In addition to Chad Kirchner's work here, he's a freelance automotive journalist for outlets around the world.

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