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Popular Science Oct 2017 forgets Tesla comparing Dodge Demon SRT

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Plugsuvohio, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Plugsuvohio

    Plugsuvohio Member

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    So the mail comes and the latest edition arrived yesterday at home. Check out "Drag King" "Gone in 2.3 Seconds" pg 32

    For Pete's sake, they bothered to list a 1974 Dodge Challenger and a 2017 Ford Transit Van. Locked up transmission, 12.6 " super soft tires, 840 HO, 1.8G acceleration, and let's not forget 100+ Octane smoke.

    Well I've got a lowly X 90D but I'm pretty sure it is way faster than the lower 2 cars charted; and certainly an S P100D should rival the top two at 2.3 and 3.2 seconds. If you are going to pay $85,000 for a Dodge, heck pick up a PO S P90D and save your tires and the environment. I realize 98% of us did not buy our Tesla to drag race but you are are not going to take a Demon on a road trip or drive it to work.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. jelloslug

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    Chrysler puts an * on their performance claims now and the fine print reads "* excluding electric vehicles"
     
  3. Naonak

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    They should just cover all of their bases and do a

    * excluding all vehicles that are quicker or faster than those listed.
     
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