Road Tests Real world tests of Model S vs Demon 340

0-60mph

Model S
4 s
Demon 340
7.8 s

1/4 mile

Model S
12.4 s
Demon 340
14.56 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Tesla Model S

Reasons to consider the
Tesla Model S

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Much faster to 60mph 4 s vs 7.8 s Around 50% faster to 60mph
Much more expensive sticker price $107k vs $3k Around 35.8x more expensive harder to own
A lot faster in the quarter mile 12.4 s vs 14.56 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 416 HP @ 5,000 RPM vs 275 HP @ 5,000 RPM More than 50% stronger engine
More torque 443 ft-lb @ 5,100 RPM vs 340 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM More than 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Better power-to-weight ratio 9.19 lb/hp vs 12.19 lb/hp Around 25% better power-to-weight ratio
Front view of Dodge Demon 340

Reasons to consider the
Dodge Demon 340

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Lighter curb weight 3,353 lb vs 3,825 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Model S  vs
Demon 340 
Brand Tesla Dodge
Price 107,350 3,400
Year 2010 1971

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.19 lb/hp 12.19 lb/hp
Maximum hp 416 HP @ 5,000 RPM 275 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Maximum torque 443 ft-lb @ 5,100 RPM 340 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

road tests

Model S  vs
Demon 340 
1/4 mile 12.4 s 14.56 s
0-60mph 4 s 7.8 s

transmission

Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 1 3

engine

Air compressor None None
Fuels
Electricity
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,825 lb 3,353 lb
Width 77.3 in 71.6 in
Length 196 in 192.5 in
Wheelbase 116.5 in 108 in
Tesla Model S
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Dodge Demon 340
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