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Demon Crates arriving now

by Patrick Rall on

The lucky buyers who were among the first to receive their 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demons have begun receiving their Demon Crates.  A handful of owners of the drag-ready Mopar muscle car have reported that they have either received their crate in the past few days, or they are expecting their crate of high performance goodies to arrive in the next week or so.

Demon Crate Deliveries

The Demon Crate was a $1 option for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, but rather than shipping them to the dealers, FCA planned to ship them directly to the customers. When a new Demon buyer takes delivery of his or her supercharged muscle car after opting for the Demon Crate, they send in paperwork to the company with the name that they want to appear on the packaging and the HVAC vent.

Some people were concerned that the Demon Crate delivery process would be painfully time-consuming, but those buyers who got their new Challengers first have only had to wait a couple of weeks for their ornate crate of high performance essentials.

Demon Performance Unleashed

In factory-stock form, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is an incredible machine, with 808 horsepower, 717lb-ft of torque and the ability to run a 9-second quarter mile in good conditions. However, to get the full potential of the new Demon, buyers need the Demon Crate. This uniquely-decorated box comes with a new air filter, skinny front wheels, Demon-branded tools, a personalized HVAC vent and – most importantly – the race gas PCM.

Once the race gas PCM in the crate is installed, the Demon’s output rises to 840 horsepower and 770lb-ft of torque when the car is running on 100-octane gasoline. With this higher performance computer, the free-flowing air filter and the lightweight front wheels, the 2018 Challenger Demon laid down an official quarter mile run of 9.65 at 140 miles per hour.

While there are some Demons prowling the streets and the tracks right now, with the first deliveries coming a few weeks back, the arrival of Demon Crates means that those early units are being upfitted to their full potential.

It should only be a matter of time before we start seeing dyno videos with the race gas PCM and, hopefully, some track videos of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon in action.

Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.

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