Dodge’s latest teaser for the Challenger SRT Demon, which debuts at the New York Auto Show in April, gives us some juicy details regarding the car’s bodywork and how it’ll keep its power going to the pavement.
The “35” could refer to boost pressure, but 35 psi is a ridiculous amount of boost for a production car. The Hellcat runs 11.6 pounds, for reference. Technical director Frank Markus suggests it could refer to 35 psi of manifold pressure, which would equate to 20.3 psi of boost. That’s still a lot, but it’s slightly more believable than 35 pounds.
It goes without saying that anything with a combined 8.6 liters of displacement — or more — isn’t going to be an environmental angel. But the wildest rumor of all — and one we haven’t been able to verify — is that the Demon’s ecological footprint is only going to get bigger. A forum user pointed out an alleged environmental rule, dubbed “2576,” that allows a vehicle to be non-emissions compliant yet remain street legal. It’s a stretch to be sure, but an interesting one to say the least. And if anything, it will only help keep the rumor mill swirling as we get closer to the car’s debut at the New York auto show in April.
Continuing its weekly teases of what will likely be the world’s fastest muscle car (taking the throne of the 707-hp Dodge Hellcat), Dodge (which is owned by Fiat Chrysler ( FCAU) ) said Thursday the Demon will be the first-ever factory production auto with street legal drag tires. As a result of the extra wide treads, the Demon will sport some aggressive-looking side fenders, which could be seen in the new video spot below.