SpeedKore shocked us with its 1,400-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon construct on the 2018 SEMA present, however we now have take a look at simply how brutal of a machine it’s.
Video from That Racing Channel on YouTube exhibits SpeedKore’s further demonic Challenger SRT Demon hit the dragstrip. Let’s make this clear: it sounds indignant. The 1,400 hp is the determine measured on the crank, however 1,203 hp nonetheless makes its approach to the rear wheels. The Wisconsin-based store had one objective when it got down to construct the automotive: make the quickest Demon on the planet.
We might say Speedkore succeeded as a result of the automotive ran an eight.77-second quarter-mile time at 162 mph, which is kind of a bit faster than the Demon’s licensed time of 9.65 seconds at 140 mph in inventory kind. It is not solely concerning the further energy. This Challenger SRT Demon has been utterly stripped of its manufacturing unit physique and an unpainted carbon-fiber physique was put in as a substitute. We do not understand how a lot weight the carbon fiber took off the portly muscle automotive, but it surely’s definitely solely performed good issues.
Speedkore did extra work than that. To permit the automotive to deal with all that energy, the store added a ProTorque torque converter, a carbon-fiber driveshaft, a rear differential brace to bolster the rear finish, and a 10-point roll cage to guard the motive force on the ridiculous speeds it could obtain.
The opening of the video exhibits a number of clips of the automotive operating at numerous dragstrips the place we see the muscle automotive fall into the low-9-second vary, after which into the 8s. We’re additionally handled to some views from the cockpit as professional driver Leah Pritchett handles the wild beast to make sure it factors straight forward. The shifts seems to be violent because the modified Demon clicks off gears and lurches ahead with authority.
It is easy to miss one main accomplishment about this construct: the engine’s internals are 99-percent inventory. A customized twin-turbo setup that runs 26 psi of enhance (for now) replaces the Demon’s supercharger to make the massive energy.
It feels like Speedkore can get decrease ETs out of the automotive. The store can seemingly flip up the enhance, and up to now the automotive has run with a full inside, together with the passenger seat and again seat. Take some weight out, add some enhance, and go for the low 8s.
Take within the sights and sounds of the world’s angriest Demon within the video above.