Best Level 2 Car Drag Racing
The New York Auto Show begins from April 14 (2017) and promises to showcase some of the world's best cars. Read on to find out some of the highlights expected.
Dodge Demon has been massively promoted by the company ahead of New York International Auto Show. The Demon is a production car set up for drag racing. It is expected to allow customisable kits which include a proision to replace the conventional tyres with skinny ones for drag-racing purposes. It is expected that the Demon will be powered by a supercharged and intercooled Hemi V-8 and is expected to have more than 707 hp of power - some say upwards of 900 hp. Base price is expected to hover around $80, 000-mark.
Nissan 2017 GT-R Track Edition will be showcased and it is easy to see why this car is most likely to win any racing contest. Featuring a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, the car has a max power of 565 hp and 633 Nm of torque.
Nissan GTR interiros
On the inside, the special edition GT-R is a looker and these would be made to order. Prices are expected to start from $127, 990.
Honda Civic Type R
The Honda Civic Type R will make its North America debut in New York. Showcased previously at the Geneva Motor Show, the car features a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, massive changes in body and chasis and special tuning for track performance.
Honda Civic Type R rear
The new Civic Type R also looks more aggressive - and yet planted - than the outgoing version. The LED headlamps, gloss black grille, swept-up bonnet with the hood scoop together stand on 20-inch alloys which adds to the overall appearance.
Honda Civic Type R interiors
The European verison has 315 bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque. It comes with short-rev 5-speed manual gearbox. The black and red interior tones further add to the sporty feel.
If you attach a powerful statement more importance than power drive, the Range Rover Velar would surely grab your eyeballs. The beast of an SUV, the Velar gets striking proportions, flush door handles and an integrated rear spoiler help it also be quite aerodynamic. The foil stamped grille further enhances the appeal. The company says it will bridge the gap between Evoque and the Range Rover Sport.
Velar side profile
The car features light-weight aluminium 4-cylinder V6 engine and the 178bhp of power will propel the car from naught to 60mph (96kmph) in 8.4 seconds.
The Touch Pro Duo infotainment system brings together two touchscreens. The optional full-colour Head-up Display and optional Interactive Driver Display further highlight a rather extensive feature list.
Toyota FT-4X off-road concept is also expected to steal quite a bit of limelight. This teaser image was released by Toyota and while not much can be made out from it, reports suggest the concept-SUV is close to production version and would be ready to tackle any condition in its way soon.
Toyota will also display an updated version of its very popular hatch - Yaris. The car will feature new front-grille and chrome insets. The tail lights too become wider and new bumper and lower bumper have been added.
Dodge's latest Challenger variant, the SRT Demon, is a production car set up for full-blown drag racing. Dodge has even gone so far as to offer skinny front wheels that can be bolted on at the strip itself. With the Demon, Dodge wants its buyers to be able to drive their Challengers to and from the track on four drag radials. At the drag strip, owners may swap the front wheels for skinny drag-racing "runners" that can be stored in a special metal toolbox complete with a jack, tire-pressure gauge, and torque wrench.
Dodge Demon 2
Dodge has finally taken the covers off the 2018 SRT Demon - a power-packed drag race machine that is also customisable for use on city roads. (AP Photo)
Vin Diesel and Dodge Demon
Fast and Furious actor vin Diesel was at the ceremony and he was clearly impressed by what the car was capable of. (AP Photo)
So, what is the car capable of. With 840 horsepower - a lot! That is enough to propel it from naught to 60 mph (96.56kmph) in 2.3 seconds. The front tyres can be changed to fit sets which would make it legal for drive on roads used by regular traffic. (AP Photo)
Dodge Demon interiors 2
To reduce weight, the passenger and rear seats are optional. (AP Photo)
Dodge Demon interiors
This means if you want your Demon to be all yours, just go for the single-seater option. (AP Photo)
Dodge Demon Production Car
The pricing of the car has not yet been revealed but many expect the car to be kept under $100, 000. (AP Photo)
Clearly then, if you love to race - on pre-defined safety tracks of course, then the Dodge Demon should be your ideal machine. (AP Photo)
The first official teaser from Dodge, which was titled 'Reduction', revealed that the Demon will feature lightweight suspension components along with lightweight wheels and brakes and a partially stripped-out interior. All said, the Demon will be about 91kg lighter than a Hellcat. Among the more widely-known features of the car is that it will have a widebody kit. Its fenders will allow for huge 18/305 wheels, which will contribute to the overall grip. Other visual enhancements include a huge air-grabber hood scoop and Demon badges.Another teaser video for the Demon showed the car's performance pages, which will display important information to the driver through the vehicle's UConnect centre display such as oil and air temperatures, air-fuel ratio and more. It is a given that the vehicle will be powered by a version of the supercharged and intercooled Hemi V-8 found in the Challenger SRT Hellcat. However, the output of the engine will surpass that of the Hellcat's 707hp. The performance page showed a result of 750hp with around 962Nm of torque coming out of the Demon's engine. It also goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in around 3 seconds, 0 to 100 in 6.8 seconds and covers a quarter mile in 10.5 seconds. These are not final figures and we'll have to wait till its launch at the auto show to get the correct numbers.
Another detail that was spotted in the teasers is the etched-in arrow on the wheels that can be used to track tyre shift relative to the wheel. In drag races, this amounts to a built-in indicator to know if the launch was compromised by the tyre slipping on the wheel. Another important feature of the Demon is the crate of tools and parts it will come with. The crate will include Demon-branded drag wheels with drag slicks, a jack, torque wrench, tyre pressure gauge among other things.
What we know about Toyota's new concept
The image shared by the automaker is more a teaser than anything else and shows nothing but a lone tyre. It gives no clue about the exterior or interior of the vehicle. But the image of the butch, assumedly 18-inch alloy, Goodyear tyre has set off rumours that the vehicle may well be an off-roader.