How The Dodge Demon Hits 60 MPH In 2.3 Seconds!



How The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Hits 60 MPH In 2.3 sec.
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The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the world’s fastest quarter mile production car. But how does it do that? How does it hit 1.8 g’s of acceleration when powered by only the rear wheels? Rear wheel drive!? Physics tells us that the maximum force a wheel can apply to the ground is equal to the normal force acting on the tire multiplied by the frictional coefficient of the tire (F=u*N). So the car needs to be able to transfer all the weight to the rear tires, and have super stick tires. This video explains how the vehicle does just that!

*IMPORTANT CORRECTION!* The 2.3 second 0-60 time is indeed from 0 mph, not after 1 ft of rollout. This is faster than the Tesla P100D to 30 mph (incorrectly stated in video). My apologies for the confusion. When I asked Dodge PR directly about the car, they told me this: “”The Demon 0-30, 0-60 and 0-100 times do NOT include the 1 ft of roll out.” I interpreted this as the times did not include the time for 1 foot of rollout, however from Detroit News: “Roll-outs aren’t a fair way to do zero-60, honestly. A real zero-60 is from a dead stop. But we included (a roll-out) anyway because we knew that question would come up,” said Kuniskis in the Big Apple. “You include roll-outs in our times and it’s 2.1 seconds.”

From The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Press Release:
“- 840 horsepower and 770 pounds-feet of torque from supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Demon V-8 engine makes Dodge Challenger SRT Demon the most-powerful muscle car ever
– Highest horsepower V-8 production car engine ever produced
– First-ever front-wheel lift in production car (2.92 feet) as certified by Guinness World Records
– World’s fastest quarter-mile production car with an elapsed time (ET) of 9.65 seconds and 140 miles per hour (mph) as certified by National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)
– Challenger SRT Demon is too fast for the drag strip – officially banned by NHRA
– World’s fastest 0-60 production car: 2.3 seconds
– 0-30 miles per hour: 1.0 second
– Highest g-force acceleration of any production car: 1.8 g
– Air-Grabber™ induction system includes the largest functional hood scoop (45.2 square inches) of any production car
– Significant upgrades to create the Demon engine include:
– Larger 2.7-liter per rev supercharger; increased boost pressure to 14.5 psi
– Higher rpm limit of 6,500
– First-ever factory-production car with innovative SRT Power Chiller™ liquid-to-air intercooler chiller system
– First factory-production car with After-Run Chiller that keeps cooling the supercharger/charge air cooler after the engine is shut off
– First-ever, factory-production car designed to run on 100+ high-octane unleaded fuel or 91 octane on demand
– First-ever, factory-production car with TransBrake for more powerful and quicker launches
– First-ever, factory-production drag car with Torque Reserve, to deliver increased levels of power and torque at launch
– First-ever, factory-production car with front passenger seat delete
– Exclusive, serialized Demon Crate offers components that fully unleash the car’s potential at the drag strip
– Challenger SRT Demon is covered by FCA US LLC factory warranty, including three-year/36,000-mile limited vehicle warranty and five-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage
– Production of limited-edition single model year (3,000 United States/300 Canada) Challenger SRT Demon begins later this summer; deliveries to Dodge//SRT dealers to begin this fall
– All customers who buy the new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon receive one full-day session at Bob Bondurant School of High-performance Driving.”

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42 thoughts on “How The Dodge Demon Hits 60 MPH In 2.3 Seconds!

  1. IMPORTANT CORRECTION! The 2.3 second 0-60 time is indeed from 0 mph, not after 1 ft of rollout. This is faster than the Tesla P100D to 30 mph (incorrectly stated in video). My apologies for the confusion. When I asked Dodge PR directly about the car "For the 0-60 time, does this exclude the time for 1-ft of rollout (as all the major auto magazines do)?" I was told: ""The Demon 0-30, 0-60 and 0-100 times do NOT include the 1 ft of roll out." I interpreted this as the times did not include the time for 1 foot of rollout, however from Detroit News: "Roll-outs aren’t a fair way to do zero-60, honestly. A real zero-60 is from a dead stop. But we included (a roll-out) anyway because we knew that question would come up,” said Kuniskis in the Big Apple. “You include roll-outs in our times and it’s 2.1 seconds.”

  2. BillHK says:

    Love the EE videos. Not so much the Tesla bias. 2.1, not 2.3. Eventually, it will all be EV's whether it's lithium, capacitor, hydrogen fuel cell, capacitor or other, and it will mosty be autonomous as well. Driving will be relegated to a hobby like horses, gardening, or archery.

    That said, should give some credit to ChryslerFiat for doing this, otherwise their company will go the way of Mitsubishi. Another thing that makes this vehicle impressive is that it sells for $84K, whereas the P100D with Ludicrous mode is over $120K, with Tesla losing $??K on each one that is sold. Yes, Tesla has accomplished a lot of great engineering feats, and Elon is a very impressive fund raiser, but there's just too much bandwagoning on Tesla, Solar City, Space X etc…

  3. S/SGen3/426 says:

    In a basic sense….there are a couple of problems….TOO much weight and too much frontal area….after about 30mph, the resistance, or rate of turbulence the air experiences creates drag exponentially…thus, the frontal area design is crucial when assessing the amount of power necessary to "push" the car…now, hate to say it, the Camaro and 'Vette have it all over this brick..The back window, also plays a role in determining that efficiency as well……
    If Chrysler decides to "re-invent" the 68-69 Cuda, like I've seen in some concept drawings.., now THAT is a shape to embrace….
    Too bad, the gen 3 hemi engine design, due to it's cross port crescent design is superior to what GM has….but again, the car needs to be more slippery and LIGHTER!!!!

  4. Patrick94GSR says:

    Tesla claims 0-60 in 1.9 on the newest roadster coming out. Time to do a video to see if that's really possible! I don't see how it could be on street tires, or even "normal" size race tires.

  5. OMG SRT!

  6. JUSES CHIRST says:

    TIRES, SUSPENSION, TORQUE CONTROL

  7. raging bull says:

    Wow the cobra jet does it in less than 1 second and runs 8 seconds stock in a quarter not the shelby 500 the cobra jet

  8. Kurt Elliott says:

    If you want high G's at the finish line get a jet car.

  9. I’ll take a p100d any day over this

  10. Mike Vale says:

    A higher ratio of 'thumbs down', in this video…in all likelihood by fans of other car brands. Good to see Chrysler's innovative thinking.

  11. Jon R says:

    You think they will design another car like the viper to compete with other hypercars and supercars?

  12. I'm the Mustang type … but fr .. I gotta give it to Dodge on this! great job at productions. Seems to me like they had one mission and they focused on that and they got it done! well done is all I can say.

  13. 840HP???

  14. zzubuzz says:

    Let me guess, it sold it's soul?

  15. Carlos says:

    Rocket science talk!!!

  16. tatengue107 says:

    traduction of spanish, great video and great channel

  17. Lord's work says:

    Why does challengers at least around my area all sound like racers?

  18. always enjoy your explanations.

  19. Sniffty says:

    But the Bugatti Chiron can do it to in around 2.3-2.5 sec and it ways 2000 kilos +

  20. SamFixit Guy says:

    Best white board yet. Immediately recognized the sillouette drawing as your best effort yet also. Worthy of your self congratulation. I enjoyed that.

    While presenting, please, slow down. And breathe!!!

  21. Quadrunner says:

    America is back! Cars don't handle well when their popping wheelies. Goodness people, Improvise and overcome!

  22. lyx says:

    i think a drag car like this is good on the track, the grip the break the spring all must be way better to get this marks, result, consequences if you know what i mean

  23. Greg M says:

    Complete with engine knock LOL

  24. Nah it sucks ass

  25. Agent700 says:

    Porsche 911 turbo killer

  26. MaeLsTRom says:

    Would you rather have Bugati Chiron or 34 dodge demons :D

  27. johnsoncm65 says:

    Of course a few will end up totalled in the first few hundred miles. I expect a few to get totalled the day they're bought. A lot of people think they're not bad drivers but they're wrong.

  28. zebra hunter says:

    Awesome drawing!

  29. Beats the Tesla P100 D now holy crap

  30. iftahaj says:

    my prius faster

  31. Jrv200008 says:

    imperial system is so painful

  32. DEMON FOO says:

    I used the picture as my BO2 emblem

  33. puckey9000 says:

    Dude must be nervous, he can't stop swallowing his tongue. So hot.

  34. Sam Levin says:

    That car would be like a blind puppy on an ice skating rink in the snow. Definitely NOT a daily driver.

  35. Frank Tedder says:

    has anyone noticed that the grill and lights of the Demon look like a slightly annoyed bald dad? no..? a..anyone..?….ok..

  36. your our American Brian cox

  37. Traction control, launch control, and tires play a significant role in the Demon's quarter mile performance as well.

  38. SARG4mer X says:

    I don't think that you will see this, but Can You Get The Same Springs/ARB/Shock thing on the Hellcat and Getting A Faster Hellcat? And also i think you forgot the Transbrake…

  39. many harry says:

    Tesla p100d Ludacris 0-60 in 2.2sec (i was driven in it yesterday).

  40. ascend EU says:

    This car is built with drag tires already and that why it pulls 0-60 in 2.3 seconds and does a 1/4 mile in 9.65 seconds. i bet without them tyres it would hit 10 seconds.

  41. Cristian K says:

    awesome video

  42. Shia LaHorse says:

    i'm over here amazed at the calculations, and he's amazed he can draw a challenger.. xD

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