If you need proof that the Dodge Demon can do drag racing with any wheel and tire setup, here is the video for you. Dodge Demon owner Demonology decided to retire their drag racing wheel and tire setup in favor of a 24-inch wheel set. The rest is history as it hits the drag strip with a set of wheels that barely fit under the Demon’s massive fenders. In the world of drag racing everything is geared towards quick acceleration, so what happens when you don’t have one?
The Dodge Demon is a specially designed drag racer on the Dodge Challenger platform. The Dodge Challenger Hellcat proved that a supercharged V8 is the perfect engine for the Challenger, but customers wanted more. This demand prompted Dodge to build a limited series of Dodge Demons which took the Hellcat formula and elevated it to another level of performance.
The Dodge Demon is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 801 horsepower with a normal gas pump and 840 horsepower with 100 octane racing fuel. The 6.2-liter V8 is powered by air by a 2.7 liter compressor that requires over a hundred horsepower to operate. The Demon weighed 215 pounds less than the Hellcat it was based on thanks to the removal of the interior seats. The Demon came standard with just a driver’s seat and optional dollar passenger seats.
In stock, the Demon came with a very unique set of wheels and tires. For road use, the Demon uses a square position with 315 / 40R18 at all four corners. Once the Demon hit the drag strip, a set of front skinnies were provided so the drivers could achieve better times. As Demonology discovered, even a 24-inch wheel set can’t stop the Demon from dominating the drag strip.