SpeedKore Debuts All Carbon-Fiber Dodge Demon For SEMA
SpeedKore is making waves at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Already, the company has a Dodge Charger that has nothing in common with the iconic 1970 American classic other than its appearance. The Wisconsin-based tuner has another product on display, but this one is distinctly Dodge. SpeedKore partnered with Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta to build a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon with better performance.
“The SpeedKore team likes nothing better than a challenge,” says Jim Kacmarcik, president of SpeedKore Performance Group. “We understand the expectations of enthusiasts like Scott, so we worked closely with him from design concept to the final execution, creating his vision of a vehicle that is both powerful and a great representation of both the SpeedKore and Big Machine brands.”
To make the SpeedKore Demon something unique, the aftermarket tuning company increased horsepower and redid the bodywork in carbon fiber – which is the company’s forte. Under the hood sits the same supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 engine; however, instead of producing 840 horsepower, the mill now makes 1,200 hp at the crank, delivering 980 hp to the ground. The bottom end of the engine remains stock, but SpeedKore, with the enlisted help of Gearhead Fabrications, did add a larger Whipple supercharger and upgraded the throttle body and cold-air intake. The company added larger fuel injectors, too.
Surprisingly, SpeedKore kept much of the Demon stock, including the suspension, transmission, and brakes. The company plans on upgrading the suspension and brakes in the future to give the Demon bettered handling at a proper race track. The Demon features 20-by-11-inch HRE Series C105 forged three-piece wheels wrapped in 315/30 ZR20 Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires all around.
While the mechanical improvements are enticing enough, the company is known for its extensive use of carbon fiber. For the Demon, the company recreated all of the Demon’s bodywork with carbon fiber, which includes the front bumper, front splitter, fenders, fender flares, rockers, hood, roof, quarter panels, mirror covers, trunk lid, trunk spoiler, rear bumper, and diffuser. All the pieces were manufactured by hand before being painted in PPG “Big Machine Red.” Inside, the Demon features SpeedKore carbon fiber door panels and a SpeedKore 14-point roll cage.