The Dodge Demon Set to Generate a 35 Percent Higher Launch Force Than the Challenger Hellcat
Late last month, Dodge revealed that the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon would come equipped with 315-width drag radial tires. Once again, the tires attached to the future Dodge muscle car are the focus of yet another of the Demon’s teaser videos.
According to the latest Demon teaser, the Dodge Demon will generate a launch force 35 percent higher than the Challenger Hellcat.
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How exactly is Dodge planning to increase the Demon’s launch force by such a large margin? The answer lies within the unique construction and design of the four tires that push the performance vehicle forward.
The 315/40R 18 Nitto NT05R drag radials attached to the wheels of the Demon are set to undergo a series of upgrades to increase their traction. Because these drag radial tires have twice as much grip as the tires currently attached to the Challenger family of vehicles, they can handle more torque multiplication. The increased grip is generated by the tire’s unique construction and design.
As such, Dodge has upgraded the Dodge Demon with a higher stall speed torque converter and 3.09 rear axle gears. When the Challenger SRT Demon is equipped with these upgrades, it experiences a 18 percent increase in converter torque multiplication and an 18 percent increase in rear axle torque multiplication. The drag radials also possess a 15 percent larger tire contact patch than the tires currently equipped to the Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
The result of all these improvements is the Demon’s 35 percent higher launch force. However, since seeing is believing, the newest teaser from Dodge demonstrates just how fast the Dodge Demon can accelerate when it first launches forward on the drag strip.
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You can watch the teaser for the Dodge Demon below:
While the “Multiplication” teaser video is a bit shorter than the rest of the videos released by Dodge so far, it nonetheless reveals a great deal about the performance capabilities of the highly-anticipated Dodge Demon.