By Paul Strauss

Challenger SRT Demon Goes on a Diet

Leading up to the New York Auto Show in April, Dodge is slowly eking out details on its forthcoming monster muscle car, the Challenger SRT Demon. In a video posted to the company’s YouTube page, they’ve revealed that the Demon will be losing some weight compared to other Challengers.

The video gives no specifics on the weight loss – just a shadowy look at the car’s body sitting on a scale with a gauge that indicates “Total Mass Reduction.” I can only assume this means they’ll be ripping out non-essential bits, and maybe going with some lightweight components for the hood or roof to get its curb weight down.

The entire Challenger and Charger lineup is based on a pretty old platform, so it’s considerably heavier than its competition from Chevy and Ford. The current Challenger Hellcat weighs in at a whopping 4,448 lbs, so any weight loss will be a good thing.

Dodge will continue to drop new videos over on their Demon teaser website on a weekly basis leading up to April 10, so be sure to bookmark it and check back regularly.

Source:: 95 Octane