Watch Tesla Model S P100D Race Dodge Demon Off Drag Strip

APR 23 2018 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 15

The Dodge Demon is a monster on a properly prepped drag race strip, but how does it fare away from the strip where conditions aren’t necessarily ideal? Or, you know, like in the real world?

***DragTimes temporarily pulled all Dodge Demon videos. We have a new video here for your enjoyment until the video is back online. We apologize for the inconvenience, but it’s out of our control.

Let’s find out.

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The front-tire-lifting Demon is a formidable opponent at the track, where it can put down most of its mounds of torque to its rear wheels, but away from the strip, where traction is always an issue, can it match the dual-motor, AWD Tesla Model S P100D?

In round 1 of this matchup, the two vehicles squared off for a couple of runs. The Demon looked out of its league against the Model S, but this time around there are several races, including one from a roll, so surely the Demon stands a chance, right?

Wrong…

The Dodge Demon simply lacks the necessary grip to compete with the dual-motor, AWD Model S.

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Tests show that the Tesla model S P100D can accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in just 2.28 seconds, while the Demon can, in theory, do that dash in 2.3 seconds, or even 2.1, depending on how its measured.

In the real world though, it’s not easy to lay down those numbers without the added traction of AWD, which the Demon lacks. As Motor Trend previously stated of the P100D version of the S:

“Launching a Model S P100D (weighing 5,062 with gear and driver) in full-on Ludicrous Easter-egg mode snaps your body in a manner that is utterly impossible to replicate in any other street-legal production car on normal tires and dry asphalt at a mid-$100,000 price point. We regard 0–30-mph acceleration times as the benchmark for how hard a car launches, and this new Tesla gets there 0.05 second ahead of the next quickest (aforementioned) 0.92-second 911 Turbo S.”

Video description:

Round 2 of Demon vs Tesla! We test out a real world scenario with a Dodge Demon going up against a Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous on the street. Can the front tire lifting monster horsepower Demon perform on the street like it does at drag strip?

DragTimes says round 3 of this Tesla versus Demon racing matchup is coming soon. Any guesses which car will win that one?

More Model S versus Demon comparisons below:

Tesla Model S P100D Still Quicker Than Challenger SRT Demon

Watch Dodge Demon Melt Tires In Race Against Tesla Model S P100D

***Editor’s note: Street racing is illegal, unsafe and not advised.

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15 Comments on "Watch Tesla Model S P100D Race Dodge Demon Off Drag Strip"

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I think we can pretty much surmise that electrics are quicker/faster than ICE at this point. Real world production and track cars.

And the gap is just gonna continue to grow. Anyone who argues go simply look at the track record at Nurburging and any typical street race video(s). And anyone who STILL wants to defend ICE, then why are all the legit manufacturers incorporating electric?

Whats the point in this? The Tesla times are so repeatable with the traction control, just run the Dodge against the clock. No need for the Tesla to even be on the track..

Give the Tesla a gearbox and no ICE will ever have a chance.

Clear that the electrics are faster off the line. With the rolling start, the gas engines with their high rpm power range do better.

I would rather have the 0-30 or 0-60 mph advantage of the electrics over the 40-120 mph benefit of the gassers any-day. The 0-xx range is where most of us drive in the real world.

Interesting that the TESLA overheated and lost the one race. Clearly this is a remaining weak link in the performance armor that one could claim a benefit of the gas engines.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

Meh.

There’s my guy!

In none of the testing did the demon or any of the other vehicles tested have to sit and cool except the tesla. The question then needs to be asked , how long did it take to fuel the tesla and run the second and third set of tests, where as the demon and the other dead dinosaur power vehicles?

Looks like US 27 in FL. The old days of the 9/10th races.

Clearly the driver of the demon is terrible. Professional drivers were the ones who test drove the Demon before it’s release. Professional drivers ……

Also notable is how the Tesla only requires “a driver” (not necessarily a professional one).

You guys are pretty dumb if you think that’s a drag strip.

It says OFF drag strip. There is also a street racing disclaimer in the article. The opening subhead says:

The Dodge Demon is a monster on a properly prepped drag race strip, but how does it fare away from the strip where conditions aren’t necessarily ideal? Or, you know, like in the real world?

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Thank you.

Its always you Smart guys with degrees on your walls for something or other that lack the one that reads ” Common Sense” Dodge Demon Stands alone , period…
1st Dual Moters?
2nd Electric vs Gas thats like horse n Buggy vs Model A
3 All Wheel drive vs ancient 2 W.D.
4 Demons just that a Demon Gas Gussler, Tire Destroyer, Makes no Sense Un Economically Expensive toy that Get Horrible Gas mileage and will Burn up Jrs College tuition for sure, but its 100 times more popular in any crowd then your Tesla , its like meeting Godzilla in person or Resurrecting John Wayne lol
Just leave it alone let it have its day in the spotlight…