The Final Dodge Demon Teaser is Here, Launch Date Revealed

Randall Craig
April 9, 2017

Of course, your neighborhood gas station probably won't have 100 octane fuel, but most drag strips do and that is where the Demon is created to vanquish all who oppose it. Of course, if you want to conquer the drag strip, then you need the right fuel for the job.

By default, the Demon will require unleaded premium gas - either 91 or 93 octane, depending on location. This powertrain control module will advance the engine timing to take full advantage of the high-octane fuel, which is available at tracks (and also at certain gas stations in most areas).

Dodge tells us the high-octane fuel will be required to hit the car's maximum power rating, estimated to be well over the 707-horsepower rating of the Hellcat.

A bonus video will be released tomorrow before Dodge reveals the Demon on Tuesday, April 11.


Mixing high-octane and regular fuel in the tank won't hurt the Demon's supercharged 6.2-liter V-8, but the high-octane function won't activate if the combined fuel octane is too low.

It concerns the car's fuel system.

The 14th video teasing the upcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the final one, as the automaker has announced an official release date in the coming days.

However, we will know the answer to all of our questions when the vehicle is released on April 11. The auto only has one fuel tank, making it all but inevitable that some 91-octane street fuel will mix in with the race gas; if the engine's knock sensors detect that the effective octane rating is not sufficient for High Octane mode, a warning will tell the driver to switch to the standard fuel setting. Instead, the vehicle uses the premium fuel calibration to get the most out of the engine without risking knock.

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