The New Dodge Demon Has Tire Technology That Dodge Has Never Used Before
Even though Dodge has had the likes of the Hellcat bursting onto the scene and making noise in the rowdiest way possible, unleashing all well-marketed 707 hp into the streets and tracks around the country, we think that the push behind the highly teased Dodge Demon is creating just as big of a spotlight if not bigger.
Little by little, the brand has been releasing teaser shots and specs about the latest and greatest Mopar to hit the streets and in this weekly installment of Demon information unraveled, we learn that the modern-day muscle car will implement some tire technology that has never been used on a Dodge production car. I could be wrong here, but I’m quite confident that the idea of slapping drag radials on a production car has never been done before, no matter what the brand.
If you’ve ever been behind the wheel of a car with a decent amount of power on the drag strip, which the Demon should most certainly have plenty of, you can attest to the fact that factory tires, no matter how good they claim to be, simply don’t cut it when you’re trying to throw all of the power to the ground at once. It’s really nothing against tire manufacturers that make street tires, they just aren’t intended to be used on the track, though.
To combat that fact, Dodge has really stepped it up with their top-tier performance machine, wrapping 315 wide Nitto NT05R tires on all four of the 18-inch factory wheels, a fact that has already been released but also one that Dodge seems to want to outline in this video. Speaking from experience, these tires really give you a lot of bang for your buck, especially when you’re considering running a larger wheel as this application does. If you’re interested in seeing the incredibly short teaser that’s all about the sticky, you can check it out below. Be sure to chime in and tell us what you think of the use of these super wide drag radials on all four corners.