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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Will be 200 lbs lighter

FCA has just given an indication that the 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon has been trimmed down and made even lighter than the Hellcat. That’s because Dodge has found a way to trim as much as 200 pounds off of the 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon. That will allow it to usurp the company’s fast, powerful and wildly popular Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. The company is in the process of resurrecting the Demon nameplate and using it on the Challenger’s top performance trim. The Demon name was used during the 1970s as part of the Dart performance coupes lineup, and it’s being given new life while Dodge is phasing out the Dart compact sedan.

Dodge announced the rebirth of the Demon a few weeks ago, and the company plans to roll out new digital ad spots every week while giving little bits of information at a time about what it’s doing with the performance line. The company has said that the New York Auto Show, which will be held in April, is where it will unveil the innovative new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The company released a 24-second teaser recently that had the title “Reduction”. In it, Dodge showed a translucent depiction of what the Challenger looks like as it sits on a giant scale being weighed. The teaser is set in a type of industrial hellscape. Dodge used this teaser as a way of announcing it has made numerous adjustments to the Challenger that are designed to make it leaner and meaner. The changes were made to the interior construction, the components, the brakes, suspension, steering and to the wheels. This has enabled the company to lighten the current version of the vehicle and make it 200 pounds lighter than the model that’s currently on the market. The Challenger SRT Hellcat that is available today weighs about 4,450 pounds. The soon to be released Demon will be about 4.5 percent lighter than that. To check out any Dodge Challenger, head on over to Chapman Dodge Las Vegas. By checking out a 2017 Dodge Challenger, you can see what’s in store for the 2018 version.

Although that is not a very large reduction by any means, with it, even if the company decides to keep the 6.2-liter V-8 engine that it is currently using in its 2017 SRT Hellcat, the reduction in weight will help drivers to get a lot more mileage out of it.

However, most automotive enthusiasts will be very surprised if as the company is making all of those changes that it does not tweak its current engine a little bit. Some people even think that Dodge may even do a full-blown overhaul of the engine. People that have a real interest in the new Challenger SRT Hellcat will have to stay tuned over the next few weeks for more updates.

The New York Auto Show will take place in April which is in about 10 weeks. At that time they will have the opportunity to see the new, 200 pounds lighter Demon up close. For people that are interested in the new Demon the next few weeks will be a very exciting time as Dodge keeps dropping hints.

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