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2018 Dodge Challenger at Rockland DCJR

The 2018 Dodge Challenger continues to build upon power and diversity by adding more model options into the lineup. The 840-hp SRT Demon adds a choice for car enthusiasts that are interesting not only in power but even drag-strip racing, boasting the fastest quarter-mile for any production car. 3,000 of these Demon's will be sold in the United States. However, that is not all that is new for the Dodge Challenger in the 2018 model year. There is a new SRT Widebody which builds upon the Hellcat models, as well as new handling packages for the 5.7-liter V8 models. Updates for the SRT Hellcat continue with new fender and grille badges, a New Demonic Red Laguna leather interior option, Low Gloss Black "5Deep" lightweight aluminum wheels, new Matte Vapor wheel finish, Brass Monkey wheels, and three new color options for brake calipers. Technology gets an upgrade as well, with standard Apple and Android integration, rearview camera, and a larger touchscreen.

Engine Performance

  • 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Demon V-8 engine
  • Pentastar V-6 engine and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 6.4-liter, 392-cubic-inch HEMI delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque

Safety Features

  • Standard rearview camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Blind-spot monitoring

Vehicle Design

  • SRT Widebody model boasts fender flares
  • 15 Exterior color options
  • SRT Hellcat adds new grille and fender badges

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What are the power options for the 2018 Dodge Challenger?

Depending on the trim level, the engine options range from the 3.6-liter V6, the 5.7-liter V8, the 6.4-liter V8, and the 6.2-liter V8. The V6 offers 305 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque. The 5.7-liter V8 offers a six-speed transmission with 375 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, or a eight-speed automatic transmission with 372 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The 6.4-liter V8 gives 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. The 6.2-liter V8 in the Hellcat has 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. And finally, the 6.2-liter V8 engine in the Demon has the option to add racing fuel, creating 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque, or adding premium unleaded, giving 808 horsepower and 717 pound-feet of torque. The GT trim model has AWD, perfect for less than ideal road conditions, while also boasting an upgraded braking system that continues up the higher trim model road. The Pentastar V6 engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission combine to about 30 mpg highway.

How many different trim options are there for the 2018 Dodge Challenger?

There are sixteen models for the 2018 Dodge Challenger, with most being able to fit into seven distinct trim levels. The first of which is the SXT. The SXT has the standard smartphone Apple and Android integration, as well as heated mirrors, a six-way power-adjustable seat for the driver, entry and ignition without a key, automatic headlights, more potential room in the back seat with a 60/40-split folding seat, a six-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, and climate control that works automatically in dual-zones. The SRT and the GT contain the same 3-6-liter V6 engine, however, the GT has the added dimension of having all-wheel drive. The GT only adds upon the impressive SXT model by having an upgraded braking system, both front seats being heated, leather interior, parking sensors in the back, a steering wheel that can be power-adjustable as well as heated, a touchscreen widening from 7-inches to 8.4-inches, HD and satellite radio, mood lighting in the interior, and in-car apps that help show performance. The next step up in the trim level is the R/T, which while having a V8 5.7-liter engine, also gives the buyer the opportunity to choose between two transmission an eight-speed automatic or a six-speed manual. Along with the transmission options the R/T builds upon the SXT with upgraded brakes, active sport exhaust, limited-slip differential, and foglights. The R/T 392 continues up the trim ladder with a larger engine, a 6.4-liter V8, sport-tuned suspension, parking sensors in the back of the car, Brembo performance brakes, the most recent version of the Uconnect on an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Alpine audio system, and new in-car apps for performance. Continuing down the line, the SRT 392 adds leather interior, driving modes that can be configured, xenon headlights, suspension dampers that are adaptable, ventilated and heated seats in the front, as well as a Harmon Kardon 18-speaker audio system, and blind-spot monitoring. Each of the models above includes different options or upgrades that change the trim levels slightly, the SXT Plus, R/T Scat Pack, R/T Shaker, and the R/T T/A. The last two trim options are the SRT Demon and the SRT Hellcat which focus on power, and speed, as shown by the 6.2-liter V8 engine with 707 horsepower in the Hellcat, and the 6.2-liter V8 engine with 840 horsepower in the Demon. Exterior colors for this model include Yellow Jacket, Go Mango, B5 Blue, White Knuckle, Redline Tri-coat, F8 Green, Billet Silver Metallic, Plum Crazy, Octane Red, TorRed, Destroyer Grey, Pitch Black, Maximum Steel Metallic, Granite Crystal Metallic, and IndiGo Blue. Interior color options include Sepia, Black, Black/Tungsten, Black/Demonic Red, Black/ Ruby Red, and Black/Pearl.

What can I learn about the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon?

The newest addition to the Dodge Challenger family is the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, which was built for the sole purpose of making a factory drag-car. With a 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V8 engine, giving off 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque, the Demon is not only the holder of the fastest quarter-mile by a front-wheel lift car, with an ET of 9.65 seconds at 140 mph, but also boasts being the go-to muscle car for power. No other V8 engine has been produced with such a high horsepower, which is evidenced in the Demon's ability to go from 0-60 mph in just 2.3 seconds, and 0-30 mph in just 1 second. The Demon engine, in particular, is special, based on the high rpm of 6,500, the SRT Power Chiller, the 2.7-liter per rev supercharger, which increases the pressure of the boost to 14.5 psi, and the After-Run Chiller, which keeps everything cool even after the engine turns off. The Demon has a long list of firsts that it is accomplishing, including the first factory-made car that runs on 100+ high-octane unleaded fuel. The first factory-made car with the powerful and speedier launch of the TransBrake. The first factory-made car that has the ability to delete passenger seat, and the first that gives the Demon the ability to be unleashed to its fullest potential when racing.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Dodge Challenger

The 2018 Dodge Challenger gives you the option to buy the power level that suits you best. With seven trim levels, and sixteen model options, including the new addition of the SRT Demon, there is a Dodge Challenger for everyone. If you have any further questions about the 2018 Dodge Challenger, do not hesitate to ask us, or better yet, feel the power for yourself and come on down for a test drive.

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