The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon promises to be at least 200 pounds lighter than the current Hellcat when it debuts at the 2017 New York International Auto Show.
While Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ first teaser video introduced the resurrected nameplate, the latest shows the Demon driving onto a scale and shedding weight from various areas of the vehicle.
The video is the second in a 12-video series, which are to be periodically released in the lead-up to the Demon’s April reveal.
According to FCA, the change in curb weight comes from lighter wheels, steering, suspension, brakes, interior construction and other components.
Even with the 200-pound weight loss, the SRT Demon would still tip the scales at around 4,200-plus lbs at least 400 pounds heavier than the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Ford’s Shelby GT350. Still, the drop in weight alone should invigorate the Dodge enough to make an incremental difference in acceleration numbers.
As this is only the second video in the series, it only shows one aspect of the upcoming model. The Demon will likely see its power output rise above the Hellcat’s 707 horsepower, thanks to various performance modifications, but we will have to wait to learn more.