Dodge Demon with Full Carbon Fiber Body Dazzles in Vegas
Twin turbo, 1400-horsepower behemoth is currently the world’s quickest, most powerful quarter-mile record holder.
There were a great many modern Dodge Challengers on display at last week’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, but this 2018 Demon is easily the most impressive of the bunch. This car was built by Speedkore and Gearhead Fabrications, adding a full carbon fiber body and a custom twin turbocharger setup to create the lightest and most powerful new Demon in the world.
More importantly, the NHRA superstar and Hellcat Challenger owner Leah Pritchett at the wheel, this Challenger Demon, running an 8.77 at 161 miles per hour. That is the quickest elapsed time and the fastest trap speed turned in by the drag strip-ready muscle car, making this the quickest and fastest in the world.
Speedkore Demon Body
While this 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is more than just a dressed up muscle car, the main attraction with this Mopar monster is the complete carbon fiber body. Speedkore removed all of the metal body panels from front-to-back and top-to-bottom, replacing them all with lightweight carbon fiber. The panels have been left unpainted to showcase the carbon fiber work, making this one badass muscle car, but it isn’t all about appearance.
While looking cool, the Speedkore carbon fiber body cuts somewhere in the area of 300 to 400 pounds from the Demon, dropping its already-low curb weight while allowing it to make better use of all of that Hemi power.
Gearheard Twin Turbo
Speaking of power, in addition to replacing the stock, metal body with an array of carbon fiber panels, the factory IHI supercharger has been removed and in its place is a custom intake manifold, also made by Speedkore. That manifold is connected to a custom twin turbo setup from Gearheard Fabrications, featuring front-facing headers and a pair of Precision 6875 billet turbos that have been mounted behind unique vents in the front fascia. This allows for the best possible air flow, but like the carbon fiber body, the turbo location adds a whole lot of “wow factor.”
Although the rest of the engine is stock and unopened, the addition of the new intake manifold, the turbo setup and a fuel system upgrade increased the output of this Demon from to 1,203 horsepower and 1,057 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. Using a fairly conservative drivetrain loss factor of 15 percent, this Challenger is making over 1,400 horsepower at the crankshaft without any other supporting modifications.
The result of the carbon fiber body and the custom twin turbo setup is the quickest, fastest, lightest and most powerful new Demon in the world, making this one incredible showstopper at SEMA 2018.