Don't worry Dodge, we still love you.
Back in 2016, Tesla claimed the mantle of the "world's quickest production car" with the Model S P100D. The P100D could hit 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds, and the upcoming Roadster will be even quicker. Dodge was quick to point out that its drag racing special, the Challenger Demon, could hit 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds, and complete the quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph. On paper, the Demon is the true quickest car in the world, but unfortunately cars are driven on asphalt, not paper.
Real life owners have pitted the Demon against the Model S, and the results haven't been great. The Demon may be remarkably capable, but it takes a trained professional to wring every last ounce of performance out of it. By contrast, a novice could hop in the Tesla and run from zero to 60 in under three seconds. Nine times out of 10, the all-wheel-drive Tesla would beat the Dodge in a drag race thanks to its added traction off the line. It seems Dodge is privy to this information, and has now had to include a disclaimer in its advertising for the Demon. A sponsored ad on Twitter now admits that the Tesla may be in fact be quicker.
The ad reads "Harness the raw power of the Demon. The world's fastest 0-100-mph production car." The picture shows a Demon on the drag strip with the caption "Ready To Dominate," but if you read the fine print it says "Excludes Non-Mass Production Vehicles And Hybrids/Electric." It may be a small disclaimer, but it essential shows that Dodge is admitting defeat to Tesla. Thanks to Twitter user Plug Me In for pointing out this hilarious ad.
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