Tesla Model S P100D A Tough Nut To Crack For Dodge Challenger Demon

If you’re going to drag race one of the world’s fastest-accelerating cars in the Tesla Model S P100D, you best bring your A-game, otherwise you’ll spend most of the 1/4 mile playing catch-up.

The owner of this green Dodge Demon definitely had the right idea though, opting for the Race ECU and air filter, skinny front tires, plus 100+ high-octane fuel in order to extract as much performance as possible from the world’s most insane Challenger.

On paper, the Demon is actually quicker than the Model S P100D over a 1/4 mile. In order to cover the distance in just 9.65 seconds, the Dodge actually needs all the help it can get, such as drag radials, race fuel and so on (check and check, in this particular instance). It can even launch off the line quicker than any car this size should be able to, with a claimed 0-60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration time of just 2.3 seconds.

Did the Demon achieve a sub-10 second 1/4 mile time while racing this flagship Model S? No, it did not. But after racing twice, the two cars did split the results, so the Dodge still had an impressive run – we’ll let you find out the times for yourselves.

In the end, after watching this video a couple of times, we can’t help but be reminded of the P100D’s formidable straight line form. It’s always ready to put on a show and isn’t as picky as most, if not all its rivals when it comes to putting together a great straight line run.

 

  • Iberian Rekluse

    These “( insert random car ) vs Dodge Demon” atlcles are getting a bit much…. And old.

    • ErnieB

      Agreed

  • READING THE STATS IT SEEMS LIKE AN AWFUL LOT OF TROUBLE TO GO THROUGH TO RACE A FAMILY CAR THAT CAN SEAT SEVEN. NO DESIRE TO WATCH DRAG RACES SO WHO EVER WON IT DOESN’T MATTER.

  • LWOAP

    And we’re back to out regularly scheduled Tesla drag racing videos. Up next, garbage renderings that should have never been made and then we round it out with another Doug DeMuro video.

  • ErnieB

    Guess the demon should be replaced by the Lithium challenger next?

    • Six_Tymes

      yep, along with a ton of other cars.

  • Six_Tymes

    Honestly, at this point, just show a short list of cars that CAN Beat the S P100D and be done with it.

  • S3XY

    Ya these videos are getting annoying lol

  • smartacus

    toastla is going out of style.
    Even Doomberg .com
    is questioning if they
    will even survive.

    • EXCEPT ELIO HAD NOTHING IN THE LEAST BIT EXTRAORDINARY.
      YOU DON’T READ HEADLINES ABOUT COMPANIES BUILDING AND ELIO FIGHTER.

      • smartacus

        EXCEPT ELIO TRIED TO DO IT ALL WITHOUT
        BILLIONS IN HANDOUTS AND GRANTS; AND
        WITHOUT APPEALING TO SANCTIMONIOUS
        OWNERS WHO LET MOTORCYCLISTS PAY
        THEIR FAIR SHARE OF ROAD REPAIR INTO
        THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY TRUST FUND IN
        EVERY GALLON OF FUEL THEY DON’T BUY.

        • THAT’S AN AWFUL LOT OF HATE THERE FOR TESLA. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PORSCHE FINALLY RELEASES THEIR ELECTRIC “TESLA FIGHTER”?

          • smartacus

            IT WON’T INJURE PEOPLE
            AND IT WON’T BREAK

      • Beelzaboot teriaksun

        DUDE, STOP YELLING !

        • DUDE, I’M NOT YELLING.

    • Beelzaboot teriaksun

      u so salty lol

  • Six_Tymes

    at this point don’t we all know the tesla is unbeatable? One thing that needs to be said, it is amazing that we are living in a time that “drag racing cars gets beat by a family sedan that can be bought at a show room, that is pretty amazing.

  • LJ

    Man, it sucks being a “car guy” that can’t afford a performance car.

  • Callanish

    If you’ve got to put on drag skinny tires, run race fuel, race ECU, race filter on an already 840 hp car to keep up with a stock saloon car without an mods that could go straight from the driveway, to the drag strip, and then immediately go on to the school run to pick up the kids, you have to begrudgingly admit that the Tesla deserves at least some respect here, even if the whole damn thing has become boring and ridiculous watching electric vs gas engine drag strip racing.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      “If you’ve got to put on drag skinny tires, run race fuel, race ECU, race filter on an already 840 hp”

      I don’t think you understand, that IS the Demon Crate package which comes from Dodge that gives the Demon the full 840HP. It doesn’t already have 840hp, it has 808hp.

      • GobbleUp

        Lol driving it away.
        Tesla owns.

      • Callanish

        My error. Still, if you need that Demon Crate package, which requires taking thing off and adding things to the Demon, just to keep up with a Tesla that only requires a ludicrous setting turned on to go this quickly, it makes that Demon crate package all the more complicated.

  • benT

    The number of animated gif files operating on this an other websites means that I may need to reduce the time I spend here.
    There is a very stupid idea about that these animated gfs are somehow enhancing the “experience” when the only real effect they have is to drain power from the computer they are loaded to. This is an enormous detriment to the value of information held as the slowness is often excruciating.
    They aren’t necessary to get across the message and if I am interested I’ll watch the video which is VASTLY MORE entertaining than some gymps choice of what part of the fraction of a second that the animated gif is (mis)representing to the site visitor.
    THIS is not the only site site but in my view animated gifs have the most detrimental effect for the information the site is portraying.

  • FunctionForm

    All-wheel drive and instant torque is hard to beat. In fact unbeatable. Let’s see the Tesla in an Indy 500 style race. I’d like to know how far it could really go on a charge.

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