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Press Release) Dodge Demon Roadster Concept – Simple Soul, Artful
Attitude Make for Radical Results
Auburn Hills, Mich., Feb 12, 2007 - The Dodge Demon concept is a
compact, nimble “roadster with an attitude,” a perfect balance of
classic sports car proportion and simplicity blended with modern
design and performance. The vehicle will be shown for the first time
at the 77th International Motor Show in Geneva next month.
“While the iconic Dodge Viper is a dream car for many, the Dodge
Demon is designed to be an attainable dream car,” said Jae Chung –
Dodge Demon Principal Exterior Designer, Chrysler Group. “The
exterior design is simple yet bold, featuring an energetic
combination of curves and intersecting planes.”
The bodyside of the Dodge Demon main character line flows up and
over the front wheel, then drops diagonally to an angular
color-keyed vent on the rear fender that directs cooling air to the
rear brakes. In similar fashion, the compound rear fender surface
curves up and over the rear wheel, sweeping into a broad diagonal
plane extending to the taillamp. The resulting muscular fender form
projects boldly beyond the main body, underscoring that the Dodge
Demon concept is a rear-wheel-drive machine.
The rear surface of the body is divided into three planes with two
chamfered outboard planes, dominated by long, tapering trapezoidal
taillamps. The taillamps sport translucent red inset lenses that
surround LED back-up lamps.
Up front, the signature Dodge crosshair grille is stuffed into an
aggressive, menacing, trapezoidal opening that thrusts boldly
Set into elongated angled triangles, the projector headlamps,
delineated by bright rings, are set into black chrome bezels, giving
the front end mean-looking “eyes” that accentuate the grille
opening. Encompassing the upper portions of the front fenders and
sporting two recessed air outlets, the Dodge Demon’s hood is hinged
at the front, adding a just-for-fun performance-car look and feel.
Featuring an open-spoke design, the wheels are pushed to the corners
of the body for a dramatic stance and capable performance. The
19-inch brushed aluminum wheels are set into assertive, asymmetrical
openings that reprise the body’s playful combination of curves and
The beltline kicks up at the rear and into the higher deck lid
contour, giving the lucky occupants an encapsulated, protective
“In the manner of timeless British sports cars, the interior of the
Dodge Demon is purposely functional, not frivolous,” said Dan
Zimmermann – Dodge Demon Principal Interior Designer. “Everything
relating to the driving experience is emphasized, while that which
is not is made visually secondary.
“The well laid out instrument panel, for example, is familiar, yet
modern. Everything you really need – the gauges, circular AC
outlets, radio – is encapsulated in a cross-car brushed aluminum
bezel that also accentuates the width of the cabin. Secondary
controls and features, such as the HVAC knobs and the passenger-side
glove box, are located below this bezel,” Zimmermann added.
In a similar functional manner, the floor console is deliberately
not a part of, or attached to, the instrument panel. The console is
dominated by the squat ready-at-hand silver and black manual shift
knob, and its leather boot is set into a bright trim ring. The wide,
brushed aluminum console bezel also incorporates the recessed
emergency brake handle, with the window switch gear, softly lit cup
holders and 12V power outlet organized into a graphically unified
shape. The upper portion of the instrument panel, including the
cluster brow, is accented by a stitched seam with contrasting silver
“Each of these features is set flush, or nearly flush, with the
bezel surface so as to establish a ‘clear zone’ for the driver’s
shift arm in all seating positions, with nothing in the way of the
driving experience,” Zimmermann said.
The raised plateau at the rear of the console incorporates a covered
storage bin – with a lid that serves as an armrest between shifts –
while the portion of the console extending under the instrument
panel has an open bin handy for incidentals.
The steering wheel employs an aluminum open-spoke design with each
of the three spokes intersecting the small circular hub for a
timeless sports car look. The wheel rim itself is brushed aluminum
on the inside, complemented with stitched vinyl on the outer rim.
Immediately forward of the wheel, the four-gauge cluster features
classic white-on-black dials with graphics inspired by sports
watches. Each circular gauge is set handsomely inside a finely
detailed silver and chrome bezel ring, while gauge pointers are
colored to match the exterior.
The doors feature durable, vertical grab handles, each anchored to a
silver bezel housing the chrome door remote handle. The lower
portion of each door features a stylish brushed aluminum bezel that
encapsulates the large circular speaker grille and then drops
sharply as it moves rearward to form the map pocket outer panel,
mimicking a feature line on the car’s exterior.
The Dodge Demon’s seats feature contoured bolsters that are just
high enough to provide support when cornering, yet do not hinder
ingress or egress. Set in exposed low-gloss carbon fiber shells, the
black seats with integral head restraints feature inserts of
textured “Momentum” fabric mated to fabric bolsters, with specific
sew lines accented by silver thread. Individual brushed aluminum and
carbon fiber roll bars are positioned directly behind the bucket
seats. With long seat tracks, there is ample storage behind the
seats. Additional covered storage is provided in the bulkhead
between the seats.
The Dodge Demon concept is an affordable Dodge sports car which
merges brand cues of bold design and powerful performance with an
open-air “fun-to-drive” attitude.
Dimensions are in inches
(millimeters) unless otherwise noted.
Engine: 2.4-liter petrol World Engine
Maximum Power: 172 hp SAE (128 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 165 lb.-ft. (224 Nm) @ 4400 rpm
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive
Overall Length: 156.5 (3974)
Overall Width (max. @ body): 68.3 (1736)
Overall Height: 51.8 (1315)
Wheelbase: 95.6 (2429)
Overhang, Front: 30.6 (777)
Overhang, Rear: 30.3 (769)
Curb Weight (estimated): 2600 lbs. (1179 kg)
Tire Size, Front/Rear: 58.7 (1491)
Wheel Size: 19 x 8 in.
Outer Diameter: 25.2 (640)
Exterior Color: Bright Amber Pearl
Interior Color: Carbon Black