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The “Scoop” on the Dodge Demon’s Hood Scoop

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The largest hood scoop of any performance vehicle

The largest hood scoop of any performance vehicle

From what we’ve seen so far, one of the most noticeable features of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the muscle car’s pronounced hood scoop. It certainly adds flair to the front of the Demon. Furthermore, it would seem that the scoop is not only cosmetic, but practical as well.

The latest teaser video from Dodge provides the “scoop” on the Dodge Demon’s hood scoop.


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According to Dodge, the “Air Grabber” cold air intake hood featured on the 2018 Dodge Demon will measure more than 45 square inches. This makes it the largest air intake hood ever equipped to a production vehicle.

This “Air Grabber” hood scoop is designed to significantly increase the airflow for the Demon’s powerful engine. All of that additional airflow is set to decrease the inlet air temperature by up to 30°F  compared to the Hellcat engine model equipped to the current Dodge Challenger.

The Dodge Demon's hood scoop in action

The Dodge Demon’s hood scoop in action

A larger intake of air, specifically cool air, will allow for the Dodge Demon to increase the power output of its engine. This could indicate a higher horsepower than even the current Hellcat engine, which is capable of producing up to 707 horsepower.

In addition to the substantially larger scoop, the Demon will also possess a significant larger air box, sealed to the hood scoop itself. The front of the Demon will be accented with two illuminated “Air Catcher” headlamps.


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Dodge’s newest Demon teaser video, labeled “Forced Induction,” allows viewers to travel along with air surrounding the Dodge Demon as it goes through the large “Air Grabber” hood scoop and into the combustion-based heart of the Demon. The entire teaser video can be viewed below.

More information surrounding this devilishly-good Dodge Demon is sure to be revealed, perhaps even during the Chicago Auto Show this week. So make sure to stay tuned for news about this tuned-up performance vehicle.

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