Roadshow by CNET saw lots of innovative powertrains this year, but the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon ran away as the winner of the 2018 Roadshow Shift Award in the Driveline Technology of the Year category! The limited-production Demon gets its power from a 840-horsepower supercharged V8 engine, which needed some innovative engineering to put down all its power on the drag strip. The Dodge//SRT engineers have built one of the most incredible production drivetrains ever, and they have the awards to prove it!
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon puts down 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque. Its massive, supercharged 6.2L HEMI Demon V8 engine needed lots of engineering innovation in order to make all that power useful. Becoming the world’s fastest quarter-mile production car meant that the 2018 Demon features a lot of industry firsts. Engineers used several proven drag racing strategies to help build the first-ever production car to produce front-wheel lift! It was also all of the engineering and technology firsts that drew the Roadshow by CNET judges back to the Demon again and again.
It wasn’t just the phenomenal power output of the Demon that got it the win. The Roadshow team was also impressed by the extent of the technology that the Dodge//SRT engineers put to use. For example, 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon uses a variety of new ways to get cold air to the engine. Not only did the engineers use a new Air-Grabber induction system with the largest functional hood scoop of any production car, but it also has the award-winning SRT Power Chiller to redirect air conditioning refrigerant. The whole package of design and engineering put the Demon’s drivetrain technology at the top of the list for the 2018 Roadshow Shift Award.
All of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s driveline components feature upgrades that put all the power and torque to the rear wheels on every run. “Our performance-minded designers and engineers worked tirelessly to shake the foundation of the entire performance car industry with the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon,” said Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. “In the quest for domination at the drag strip, Dodge//SRT engineers reviewed and strengthened every piece of the drivetrain to ensure it provides the ultimate in performance and durability.” This unique, limited-run vehicle is sure to continue winning awards and praise in the future, too.
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