Watch the 2018 Dodge Demon Attack the Track

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Here are a few clips of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon in action on the drag strip during the media launch in July.

Over the past two weeks, the first examples of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon have been reaching buyers around the country. This means that within the next few weeks, we could see the first track videos of privately owned, 840 horsepower Mopar monsters. Until then, here are a few videos of the Demon storming down the drag strip during the media launch earlier this year.

Initial Media Testing

Back in July, I was lucky enough to be a part of the media first drive event for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. From that drive, I put together a comprehensive review, including on-car video of the new Demon running a 10.50 in the quarter mile.

2018 Demon Burnout

However, when I was between track sessions, I was trackside, capturing videos of other journalists making passes in the new Demon. The boards werent on, so we don’t know what these supercharged Challengers ran, but we do know that these runs were filmed early in the day, so these were 8th mile schooling runs. It may have been the first time that each of these drivers made a run, so they are less than perfect, but they give us a great chance to hear the Demon roar.

The video at the top of this piece, which comes from my own YouTube channel, is the better of the two, with a great burnout, a lengthy staging process and the driver sits for a while at the green light while he or she works with the intricate TransBrake system. Fortunately, when the Demon does leave the starting line – it is well worth the wait.

The video below is a different car captured from a different angle, but once again, we get to hear the supercharged Challenger screams during a massive burnout and a good launch, with a touch of wheelspin as the car leaves the line.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

 

Longtime auto journalist Patrick Rall contributes to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Rennlist, Club Lexus, F-150 Online , and YotaTech.

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