Dodge Demon’s Race-Hardened Parts Reduce Stress Caused by Its Powerful Performance
Using everything that has been revealed thus far about the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon as evidence, it’s not hard to predict that the Demon will be placed under a lot of added stress during its performance on the drag strip. However, Dodge has just revealed how the Demon will be able to take a licking and keep on ticking.
According to the latest Dodge Demon teaser, the Dodge Demon’s race-hardened parts will help reduce the stress caused by the model’s powerful performance.
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Among these “race-hardened parts” is the Demon’s upgraded prop shaft. Created using high-strength steel and a tube that is 20 percent thicker, the prop shaft in the Demon increases the vehicle’s torque capacity by 15 percent.
Adding to the Demon’s increased torque capacity is its differential housing, which increases the vehicle’s torque capacity by 30 percent, and its 41-spline half shafts, which increases the torque capacity by 20 percent. The Demon’s differential housing utilizes a A383 aluminum alloy to reduce stress, while the half shafts utilize 8-ball joints.
Overall, these upgrades to the Demon’s drivetrain system account for an operating temperature reduction of more than 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
In addition to the improvements to the performance model’s drivetrain, the Dodge Demon will also receive upgrades to help combat the effects of wheel hops, which occur when tires quickly slip and regain traction whenever the vehicle is launched.
Wheel hops can release a lot of torque energy at once, damaging a vehicle’s drivetrain. With the Dodge Demon’s Launch Assist feature, the Demon’s control module will reduce engine torque if a slip is detected. This can result in a load reduction between 15 and 20 percent, preventing potential drivetrain damage.
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The last race-hardened part that Dodge is adding to the Demon is a brand-new four-point harness bar. Developed through Speedlogix, the new harness bar is made possible by the lack of rear seats within the Demon’s standard interior, allowing for it to be installed without any cutting or drilling.
As always, you can take a look at the newest Dodge Demon teaser below:
With Dodge adding all of these parts to the Demon to ensure that stress caused by increased torque is mitigated, perhaps this is a sign pointing toward a greatly increased horsepower for Dodge’s latest performance model.