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The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon uses its a/c to cool the intake charge

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With the New York auto show just around the corner, Dodge is getting to the last of its Challenger SRT Demon teasers. Over the last few weeks, we’ve learned the Demon will launch with a transbrake, have a two-step launch control system and come with a box of track goodies. While we still don’t know how much power the car makes, Dodge has now revealed the Demon will use its air-conditioning system to cool the intake charge. Effectively, this turns a system that usually robs power into a plus on the dyno chart. Instead of using a traditional air-to-air or water-to-air intercooler, Dodge engineers applied some aftermarket tech to a production car to cool incoming air even further. Systems like Kincaid's Killer Chiller and Forced Induction Interchillers are known in tuning circles, but no automaker has rolled out a car with one equipped from the factory. The system is still a liquid-to-air intercooler, but that liquid is chilled by the air-conditioning system. According to Dodge, the system is good for dropping the intake charge as much as 45 degrees. What’s that mean for power? Well,  some of these aftermarket kits are claiming 50-hp bumps over stock applications. So it's almost safe to assume, based on the regular Hellcat's 707-hp rating, that the Demon will have at least 757 hp. 

As usual, Dodge put together another teaser. Check it out below, and check back on April 11 when the Challenger SRT Demon is shown at New York. 

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