We were aware that the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will be lighter than the Hellcat on which it’s based, however after knowing about some new details, we now understand precisely just how much weight Dodge has removed from the Hellcat in relocating to the demon and how it was done.
The Challenger SRT Demon will apparently be almost 200lbs lighter than the Hellcat due to a verity of weight reduction strategies. The rear seats and front seats are optional, with the rear seat removal conserving 55 lbs and the front seat removal conserving another 58 lbs. Dodge also removed 20 lbs by eliminating the trunk trim and spare wheel, 18 lbs by getting rid of the noise and vibration insulation and 4 pounds by changing to a manually adjustable steering column.
The Challenger SRT Demon will include light-weight 18-inch wheels at all four corners, that combined save 16 lbs over the Hellcat’s wheels. Dodge put another 17 lbs back into the automobile by expanding its track and sticking huge fender flares on it, however the Challenger SRT Demon needs to still weight much lower than the near-4,500 pound Hellcat.
More information on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will appear once its early April debut date comes closer.