Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat caught with Demon power

A Dodge engineer has been caught with a Challenger SRT Hellcatpacking the powertrain of the Demon.

The test vehicle has the standard Hellcat body and not the wide-body design of Demon which Dodge is offering customers to choose for Hellcat.

It has Demon’s huge hood scoop.Named the Air Grabber, its 45 square inches of intake makes it the largest functional hood scoop ever fitted to a production car.

A look inside the cabin reveals the infotainment screen which clearly displays the 808-horsepower rating of the Demon. This is how much the Demon’s 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 delivers on pump gas. If you want the full 840 hp, you need to install the Direct Connection powertrain controller and run 100-octane fuel.

Interesting, with so much power on the front, the vehicle for testing is made with the standard Hellcat’s 275/40ZR20 Pirelli P Zeros tires. The wide-body Hellcat gets grippier 305/35ZR20 Pirelli P Zeros while the Demon starts being super sticky 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R pull radials.

It’s not sure if Challenger combination is destined for production or not. It looks like counter-intuitive to convert the Demon’s powertrain into the standard Hellcat, even if Dodge is seems to be offering its customers greater choice. With such an impressive engine on its hands, we can understand Dodge’s desire to spread the love around. Perhaps this is why Fiat Chrysler recently applied a trademark for the Angel name…

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