Well, it’s Thursday or as we here at BangShift have renamed it, “Demon Day”. Every week for the past 11-weeks Dodge has released a teaser video for the upcoming 2018 Challenger Demon. This week we learn that the Demon will have a TransBrake activated by the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. This is another cool revelation and it again speaks to the hardcore drag racing nature of this car. These guys have legitimately pulled out all the stops on this thing, or so it seems.
The video was made at Englishtown, New Jersey at that town’s vaunted Raceway Park. Pay attention to the numbers you’ll see on the screen as we have and we want you to give us your latest and greatest calculations on what they mean. There’s been all kinds of speculation as to what things like 757 and 815 mean as they have showed up in various forms at various times in the videos.
Read the full story from Dodge below. You’ll learn that the TransBrake will allow launches up to 2,350RPM (until someone hacks it and raises the launch RPM max) and with the ‘brake on it will allow higher boost launches and a quicker reacting car as opposed to foot braking it. Fun stuff.
We have the video below and the full press release from Dodge.
Here’s the 11th 2018 Challenger Demon video – Check Out the full release below –
Dodge Resurrects the Demon: Teaser Video No. 11– ‘Lock and Load’
- “Lock and Load,” the 11th video in the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon pre-reveal teaser campaign, launches today
- Dodge’s new ultimate performance halo to be unveiled Tuesday, April 11, during 2017 New York International Auto Show week
- Fans should visit www.ifyouknowyouknow.com for weekly updates, to download sharable content and for a countdown to its reveal
- Fans can also uncage their excitement for the reveal of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon by posting shares, comments or likes across the Dodge brand’s official YouTube, Facebook, Twitterand Instagram channels. Dodge will surprise 10 loyal fans with an invitation to the hotly anticipated SRT Demon reveal
- Use hashtag #DodgeDemon to be a part of the next chapter in the Dodge performance story
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the first ever, factory production car with a TransBrake™. This exclusive performance feature enables the SRT Demon to produce launch forces previously unattainable by street legal production vehicles. Quicker power delivery and higher engine launch torque potential are achieved by locking the output shaft of the automatic transmission to keep the vehicle stationary until launch.
Conventional vehicle launches consist of the driver using one foot on the brake and one on the accelerator pedal to increase engine speed while holding the vehicle stationary, known as foot-brake launch or two-footing. The SRT Demon’s TransBrake feature provides improved reaction times and more consistent launches by utilizing the steering wheel paddle shifters as a launch trigger. Using the driver’s finger exclusively to trigger launch of the SRT Demon results in a 30 percent reaction time advantage over foot-brake launches.
By locking the output shaft of the transmission, the Challenger SRT Demon’s TransBrake works in conjunction with Torque Reserve to achieve:
- Brake-free launches up to 2,350 RPM
- 105 percent increase in launch boost pressures
- 120 percent increase engine launch torque
To make sure the SRT Demon can take full advantage of maximum torque at launch, the TransBrake feature also includes a driveline preload process. Preloading ensures engine torque is applied through the entire driveline all the way to the rear wheels. The result is full engine torque delivery where the tires touch the ground 150 milliseconds after the paddle shifter is released. Preloading the driveline also provides reduced component spike loads and thus less potential of component damage. The overall result is faster acceleration at launch, better 60-foot times and improved quarter-mile times.
The TransBrake feature also compliments the SRT Demon’s new lightweight brake package, designed to enable the use of narrow front-runner wheels at the drag strip. With TransBrake holding the SRT Demon steady, more torque is available via higher engine rpm without fear of overwhelming the reduced grip of braked front runners. This gives the SRT Demon up to 40 percent more available launch torque compared to vehicles with front runners using a foot-brake launch.
Fans should visit www.ifyouknowyouknow.com to watch “Lock and Load” and the other 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon videos. Remember, nothing is a coincidence and everything means something.
Fans can also uncage their excitement for the reveal of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon by posting shares, comments or likes across the Dodge brand’s official YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels. Dodge will surprise 10 loyal fans with an invitation to the hotly anticipated SRT Demon reveal during New York’s auto show week.