New torque converter and rear axle gears will provide 35 percent higher launch force than Hellcat.

Another week has passed and Dodge has launched a new teaser for the upcoming Challenger SRT Demon. The sixth out of 14 to be released before the muscle car makes it’s debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show, the new teaser is called "Multiplication" and showcases the car’s tires and torque converter. The actual clip doesn’t provide much information beyond the fact that the Demon can buckle its tires just like a dragster, but luckily Dodge also released a statement with precious bits of information.

For starters, it says that the 315/40R 18 Nitto NT05R street-legal drag radials, which are 12.6 inches wide, were designed and developed specifically for the Challenger SRT Demon using a new compound and unique tire construction. This enables the muscle car to handle higher launch torque loads, which prompted Dodge to give the Demon more torque multiplication. Specifically, the coupe is fitted with a higher stall speed torque converter and 3.09 rear axle gears, which returns significant improvements in various departments compared to the Challenger SRT Hellcat.

For instance, the special tires give the Demon a 15-percent larger tire contact patch and more than twice as much grip. Also, both converter torque multiplication and rear axle torque multiplication increase by about 18 percent. In all, these upgrades enable the Demon to generate more than 35 percent higher launch force than a Challenger Hellcat.

No wonder those tires bend like they’re made of bubble gum...

The next teaser will be launched on February 23, while big unveiling is set to take place in April. Meanwhile, check out the short teaser above and stay tuned for updates.

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The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon claws the road.

In video No. 3, Dodge revealed that the Challenger SRT Demon will be factory equipped with 18x11-inch lightweight wheels and 315/40R 18 Nitto NT05R street-legal drag radials. These new drag radials measure 12.6 inches wide and were designed and developed specifically for the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon using a new compound and unique tire construction.

The added traction and higher profile of these new tires allow the Challenger SRT Demon to handle higher launch torque loads. So, since it can now handle more, Dodge decided to give it more … more torque multiplication.

New Teaser Confirms that the Dodge Challenger Demon Will Have Tremendous Grip
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The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been upgraded with a higher stall speed torque converter and 3.09 rear axle gears.

Result compared with a Challenger Hellcat:

Approximately 15 percent larger tire contact patch
More than twice as much grip
Approximately 18 percent increase in converter torque multiplication
Approximately 18 percent increase in rear axle torque multiplication

These upgrades alone enable the Challenger SRT Demon to generate more than 35 percent higher launch force than a Challenger Hellcat, and there are seven weeks to go.

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