2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Will Sport Drag Radials And A Wide Body

Jan 31, 2017 05:30 AM EST | JP Olvido


Two trailers have already been released teasing the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The last one hinted at the Demon being 200 pounds lighter than the Challenger Hellcat with Dodge confirming that it really is. Now, we have a third one showing the Demon sporting 315-width drag radials.

315-width drag radials on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. There are two things that we know for sure about the upcoming Demon from Dodge. One, it is 200 pounds lighter than the Hellcat and two, it will be sporting 315-width tires on both the front and rear.

The third trailer for the SRT Demon is titled "Body" and starts with a spinning tire. The video transitions to a top view of the Demon's rear while doing a burnout. The video ends with the Demon speeding off leaving freshly made tire tracks on the road. It ends with the same text from the first and second trailers.

The video from Dodge via the website ifyouknowyouknow.com revealed that the SRT Demon will sport 18-by-11-inch lightweight alloy wheels. The wheel will be wrapped in 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R tires with the Demon brand. This means that the SRT Demon will be the first vehicle to be fitted with drag radials straight from the factory. The Hellcat sports 20-by-9.5-inch alloy wheels which are bigger in diameter but less wide than those on the SRT Demon.

Having more rubber is what most would expect from the SRT Demon given that the Hellcat raised complaints of not having enough of it on it. This should further mean that the beefier Demon packs more power as it needs all the rubber it can get to transmit to the ground.

According to Dodge, the NT05R tires were specifically designed for the Demon. This explains the Demon's logo on the sidewall.

Based on the third video, it's confirmed that the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon can dish out one heck of a burnout. It is safe to assume that it won't be an all-wheel drive since the burnout isn't what one would get with an AWD system.

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