We know from Dodge’sÂ first and second teasers thatÂ it’s resurrecting the Demon, which willÂ be overÂ 200-pounds lighter than the current Hellcat.
In the brand’sÂ newest teaser â€” appropriately titled “Body” â€” we get theÂ best look yet at the Demon. It may not seemÂ much different from the Hellcat at first glance, but the new SRT could be utilizing an all-wheel-driveÂ system when it is released in April.
In the last few seconds of the video, the Demon’s license plate is “[email protected],” which Car and Driver, probably correct in the assumption, decipheredÂ to mean 2,576 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm â€” at each driven wheel. With the Hellcat making 4,010 lbs-ft of torque at each driven wheel, and the fact that new lightweight 18 x 11 inch wheels wrapped in 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R drag radialsÂ come on all four corners, this could be evidence inÂ how the Demon puts its power to the pavement.
According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the “Demon Branded” tires constructed specifically for the new modelÂ make it the first factory production car to come standard with street-legal drag radials. The four massive tires, along with protruding fender flares, make the beast 3.5-inches wider than it’s more civil siblings.
Adding an AWD system would surely add more than a few pounds to the Demon over the Hellcat, so the 200-pound weight loss from the second video must have been much more difficult to achieve than we’d originally thought.
Again, this is only the third video in the series. There is still much about the Demon we don’t know, but it’s more than likely going to put a smile on some faces.[Images: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles]