Just lately, Mopar’s maddest scientists have been making some completely bonkers vehicles just like the 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger Demon and the 707 HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. What you might not know is that the SUV is technically sooner than its extra highly effective muscle automobile cousin. How does that really feel, Challenger bros?
Our pal Jason Fenske at Engineering Explained breaks down why the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can prime out at 180 mph, which is completely insane for a Jeep, whereas the Demon can solely attain a measly max velocity of 168 mph.
Principally, it comes right down to the tires. The Trackhawk has excessive pace rated efficiency rubber, whereas the Demon sacrifices prime pace for the quickest doable quarter mile time.
The Demon’s barely street legal drag compound wants to put down the utmost quantity of grip off the road and people tires are rated at a most pace of 168 mph, so Dodge electronically limits the Demon to that quantity.
Fenske does level out that the 707 HP Hellcat Widebody can prime out above 190 mph, which doubtless means the Demon may theoretically prime out at round 200 mph with a special set of tires and its limiter eliminated.
I suppose some maniac goes to should get the correct set of tires and discover a lengthy runway to see how briskly the Demon can actually go. Please name us (and ship us video) for those who’re the maniac who decides to make that occur.