It seems like an unlikely matchup, but the Dodge Challenger Demon and Tesla Model S P100D are simply two different ways to achieve high horsepower.
In a new video from DragTimes, the Challenger Demon and Model S P100D line up for good ol’ fashioned drag race to see which of the two is actually the quicker machine.
The Tesla arrives at the party with its dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup and 762 hp in “Ludicrous” mode. The Demon doesn’t come empty-handed, though. It’s packing 808 hp from its 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi engine and a set of drag slicks fitted to the rear wheels.
The Demon is capable of producing 840 hp on race fuel, though the owner wasn’t running the high-octane fuel or correct tune for the video. Thus, 808 hp sufficed.
The goal of the video was to reproduce a street-style drag race without a prepped surface like an actual drag strip. Immediately, that puts the Demon at a disadvantage with its drag slicks, and ultimately, it was the muscle car’s downfall. In the first race, the Demon fails to find traction as the Model S P100D shoots down the straightaway.
Was the second time a charm? Unfortunately, no. The Demon still fails to hook and the Model S leaves it far behind in its rearview mirror. The Tesla wins this round, but perhaps a rematch is in order at a real drag strip.
Check it out below.
Published at Fri, 06 Apr 2018 20:38:57 +0000