Sounds nasty too!

With the 2017 Geneva Motor Show almost over now, it’s time to focus on upcoming events and cars. More specifically, the New York Auto Show is just a few weeks away, and so is the unveiling of the incredible Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Dodge just launched a new teaser for the muscle car.

Called "No Pills," the latest video showcases the Demon’s exhaust note as it prepares to run the quarter-mile. And needless to say, it sounds like there might be something wrong with the supercharged V-8 under the hood. But Dodge is quick to explain that the unique exhaust note is the result of an advanced torque reserve launch system specifically designed for drag racing.

So what’s torque reserve? Glad you asked. According to Dodge, the system lets more air flow through the engine before launch, allowing for increased supercharger rpm without torque overwhelming the brakes and spinning the rear tires. Available when the car is used in Launch Mode only, torque mode kicks in when engine rpm is greater than 1,000.

When that happens, it closes the bypass valve on the supercharger and manages fuel flow to cylinders and changes spark timing. To balance engine rpm and torque, the powertrain controller briefly cuts fuel flow to selected cylinders, which creates the noticeable change in the exhaust tone. With torque reserve managing the engine output, the supercharged engine builds boost pressure before leaving the starting line and reaches maximum boost pressure quicker. This enables the SRT Demon to make better use of its increased contact patch drag radials and get off the line quicker and run the quarter miles faster.

Again, there’s no specific data about how quick the Demon is on the drag strip, but we should find out more closer to the 2017 New York Auto Show in April. Four more teasers will be released over the next four weeks, with the fifth to effectively launch the production model. Stay tuned!

.

Press Release

The new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s distinctive “staged” exhaust note is the focus of the newest teaser video, “No Pills,” unveiled March 16 at www.ifyouknowyouknow.com.

This week’s release couldn’t be more fitting of Dodge’s “If you know, you know” tagline, because “if you know” you will hear extreme performance, but those who don’t will think something is wrong with the engine. Fans can hear for themselves by downloading a ringtone of the Demon’s exhaust note directly from www.ifyouknowyouknow.com or from Apple iTunes.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s unique exhaust note is the result of an advanced torque reserve launch system – the first ever designed for a drag race application on a production car.

Dodge Challenger Demon Uses "Torque Reserve" to Run Quicker Quarter Miles
- image 710643

What is torque reserve? In plain English, it lets more air flow through the engine before launch, allowing for increased supercharger rpm without torque overwhelming the brakes and spinning the rear tires.

In the Challenger SRT Demon, torque reserve kicks in when Launch Mode is active and engine rpm is greater than 1,000.

Torque reserve does two things:

It closes the bypass valve on the supercharger, “prefilling” the supercharger
It manages fuel flow to cylinders and changes spark timing. To balance engine rpm and torque, the Challenger SRT Demon’s powertrain controller will briefly cut fuel flow to selected cylinders. This creates the noticeable change in the exhaust tone. The controller also advances or retards the ignition timing to fine-tune the engine rpm/torque balance

With torque reserve managing the engine output, the supercharged HEMI® engine can build boost pressure before leaving the starting line and reach maximum boost pressure quicker, taking full advantage of the SRT Demon’s increased weight transfer and increased contact patch drag radials to reduce 60-foot times.

Fans should visit www.ifyouknowyouknow.com to watch “No Pills” and the other 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon videos. Remember, nothing is a coincidence and everything means something.

Fans can also uncage their excitement for the reveal of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon by posting shares, comments or likes across the Dodge brand’s official YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels. Dodge will surprise 10 loyal fans with an invitation to the hotly anticipated SRT Demon reveal during New York’s auto show week.

View the full press release Hide press release
Press release
What do you think?
Show Comments
Car Finder: