... and do massive burnouts, of course!

Hey folks, another week has passed and it’s time to watch a brand-new teaser for the upcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Dubbed "Third Law," the 20-second clip showcases the car’s suspension system and ends with a photo of the Demon doing a massive burnout at the drag strip. You guessed it, this thing is going to post some amazing quarter-mile times and dominate just about any amateur drag race across the U.S.

As it has done in most recent teasers, Dodge compares the Demon to the Hellcat yet again. This time around, the brand argues that while the Hellcat’s supercharged engine produces all the power required to run quicker and faster quarter-mile sprints, the car was tuned for the perfect balance between "drag strip brute force, road course competence and street car civility." By contrast, the Demon was designed to perform best in Drag Mode, which in combination with its all-new suspension system maximizes weight transfer and traction and control for mind-boggling quarter-mile runs.

"The “old school” solution was pretty simple – get the quickest reacting springs up front, the softest rebound front shocks that wouldn’t restrict the springs’ reaction, remove any restrictions (sway bar) and increase the compression of the rear shocks," Dodge explained. "This combination resulted in extremely efficient weight transfer, but provided minimal lateral stability in the event that directional corrections were required. Demon combines the best of both mechanical and electronic tuning to deliver maximum launch force while still maintaining precision directional control."

Dodge also claims that the SRT Demon is the first-ever factory production car with mechanical/electronic drag-race-specific suspension tuning. The system includes 35-percent lower rate front springs, 28-percent lower rate rear springs, 75-percent lower rate hollow front sway bar, 44-percent lower rate rear sway bar, and drag-tuned Bilstein adaptive damping shocks.

Unfortunately, there’s no word as to how quick the Demon will be on the drag strip, but we should find out closer to launch. The Drag Mode is also set to be showcased in the "coming weeks," so make sure you stay tuned for updates.

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Press Release

"Third Law,” the seventh video in the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon pre-reveal teaser campaign, launches today
Fans should visit www.ifyouknowyouknow.com for weekly updates, to download sharable content and for a countdown to its reveal
Dodge’s new ultimate performance halo to be unveiled during 2017 New York International Auto Show week
Use hashtag #DodgeDemon to be a part of the next chapter in the Dodge performance story

February 23, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat’s supercharged HEMI® produces all the power required to run quicker and faster quarter-mile ETs than its balanced suspension and tuning enable. This is because, as extreme as the Challenger SRT Hellcat is, it was always intended to strike that perfect balance between drag strip brute force, road course competence and street car civility. Anyone who has driven a Hellcat will attest that it has an incredible “personality bandwidth,” depending on how a driver configures the power level, suspension, transmission, traction and stability controls. It truly is the ultimate “do everything” muscle car.

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The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, however, has a different mission. Designed to be highly competent in all drive modes and configurations, the SRT Demon is made to absolutely dominate in Drag Mode. In the coming weeks, Dodge will share more of the Drag Mode attributes. But this week, the focus is on how Drag Mode, in combination with the SRT Demon’s all-new suspension, maximizes weight transfer, traction and control … because burnouts are fun, but they don’t win races.

The “old school” solution was pretty simple – get the quickest reacting springs upfront, the softest rebound front shocks that wouldn’t restrict the springs’ reaction, remove any restrictions (sway bar) and increase the compression of the rear shocks. This combination resulted in extremely efficient weight transfer, but provided minimal lateral stability in the event that directional corrections were required.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon combines the best of both mechanical and electronic tuning to deliver maximum launch force while still maintaining precision directional control. The SRT Demon is the first-ever factory production car with mechanical/electronic drag-race-specific suspension tuning.

The “Third Law” teaser video, released February 23, helps illustrate the benefit of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s new Drag Mode mechanical/electronic suspension tuning.

Hardware:

35 percent lower rate front springs/28 percent lower rate rear springs
75 percent lower rate hollow front sway bar/44 percent lower rate rear sway bar
Drag-tuned Bilstein Adaptive Damping Shocks

Software:

Rear = F/F and Front = F/S
F/F – F/S maintained @ wide open throttle (WOT)
F/F – F/F < WOT
Traction control disabled/ESC maintained

Result:

13.5=575@500

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