Dodge was very kind to fly Roman and Tommy out to Indianapolis to drive their performance vehicles: the 2018 Dodge Demon, the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Wide Body, and the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. These three vehicles represent the core of the 2018 Dodge SRT Lineup. In Roman’s video above, he’s shared the event’s press briefing with us in Indianapolis where Dodge’s goes over nearly everything you ever wanted to know about these vehicles.
Certain vehicles are all about the chassis. That is not the case with these vehicles. They are all about engines, so I will breakdown each powertrain to show you how they compare:
2018 Dodge Demon
The 2018 Dodge Demon has a 6.2L supercharged Hemi V8 that makes 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft. of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission. That sends the Demon to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds, and down the quarter mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph. This is certainly the halo car for the 2018 Dodge SRT Lineup, as it should be.
2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Wide Body
The 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Wide Body is the next iteration of the infamous Hellcat. Dodge originally released the Hellcat on 275 section rear tires. Due to its 707 horsepower, 650 lb-ft of torque, and 6.2L supercharged Hemi V8, the Hellcat had an incredible ability to shred its rear tires during burnouts. To mitigate that issue, Dodge outfitted this version with fender flares to fit some wider rubber on the wheels. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual. Zero-60 mph on this vehicle clocks in at 3.4 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster than it’s narrow body brother. The quarter mile time is 10.9 seconds.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT
The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is the super car of family haulers. It features a 6.4L, 392 cu-in., Hemi V8 that makes 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Durango SRT will hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and do a quarter mile in 12.9 seconds. Top speed is listed at 180 mph.
That covers the engine specs, however, you can find out more by watching the full press briefing.