Met a p85d today.

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  1. ljaviation

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    So my week ends with having to drive to Raleigh NC for a customer. 1.5 hour drive. He needed a quick window swap on his airplane. I Take the madcat. Well he shows up in a white p85d. I was like get the **** out of here. His white and my ivory look identical. I took pics and will upload later. So he is stoked as I am about what we each have. I said I need a ride. We get in mine and he is impressed with the build quality. Dodge built an awesome car. So we get in his. He stomls.on the go pedal and it is ******* insane. It is silent and deadly. I couldn't believe how hard it pulled. !!! And the touchscreen is almost as big as my computer monitor. The interior accents are almost exactly.the same color as our carbon fiber look. We both couldn't believe it. They are both awesome cars in there own right. If you EVER GET THE CHANCE to stomp on one of these as a test ride, you MUST do it. It is incredible. I'll keep my madcat, but the awesomeness of those 2 cars today, made my week. If only we could have run them, but RDU is a big.airport, and we would have been jailed I'm sure. I got only phone pics, but both cars are badass. Do not discount one at a stoplight, especially if the driver is a car guy. I'm Still excited. Awesome car. And now just got to the local friday night car show. Today was a good day.
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    I can imagine, in the vids I've seen, they launch away from a Hellcat at every starting line; Then later, near the end of the quarter, the hellcat is going quite a bit faster and storms past it. Of course, whether Madcat flies past Tessie just before or just after the traps depends on how good of a light and launch the hellcatter achieves!
     
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    Yep, they are amazing rides, and the technology is absolutely mind-boggling. Their full auto-pilot is almost ready for release.

    From a dig to about 100, they have the ability to kill our cars, but they do peter out as our cars are opening up at those speeds. That AWD launch and over 700ft-lbs of torque is insane.

    My wife and I are seriously considering one.
     
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    I will upload the pics later. If you can ever get a ride in one , do it. They are just 2 badass cars. Even if the tesla weights 5000 lbs you'll never know it. And there is no tranny tunnel, so the floor is flat. Just a great day and want to share
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    Yes, they are amazing cars! My friend owns both a Hellcat and an P-85D. In fact, they grudge matched the two cars this year at Mopars At the Strip in Las Vegas. The Tesla out launched the Hellcat but was all in at the 1/8th mile. The cars were virtually neck and neck at half track but that was where the Hellcat took over. The Tesla ran an 11.8 every time. The Hellcat ran 10.9 to 11.4 and won 6 out of 6 races. The Hellcat rules on the track but..., stop light to stop light you'd better give a Tesla the respect it deserves. And, they are adding a new feature that is a $5K upgrade where P-85D is supposed to be able to get in the high 10s. Truly amazing technology that will change the automotive industry.
     
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    Bet he knew the market crashed;)
     
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    Awesome pics and good story. I hope to ride in a P85D some day
     
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    He is in the medical device manufacturing field. Biotech is big in Raleigh NC. He text me pictures of his wife's car, she has one too!!, only in red.

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    Someone around here has a black one, I see it around town quite a bit.
    I've seen him sprint away from a stop & the thing is wicked quick !!
     
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    Too bad it cost twice as much as our hellcats... and no V8 sound,, look car, but im sorry, I like my hellcat
     
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    Test Drove not one but two Tesla's
    Was Blown Away!
    They are quick.
    Stop Light to Stop Light --- Better Watch Out!
    But ohh that SuperCharger Whine!!!
    Just Can't Beat that Hellcat Feeling!
     
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    I agree. My opinion , if I could buy either, I'm addicted to that supercharger whine. I had a guy in a HHR ride my ass to work this morning. He read my tag. Well my default settings are, Red key, track mode, traction control off. I hit second gear and lit up the rears, he couldn't catch it, but he was trying. I was like really? So as I let him close on me, I'm now in third, downshift and turn him into a dot. He caught me at the next stop sign. I shook my head, made my turn and went on my way.
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    I will say it again,, nothing beat the sound of our cars on a cold start up... Tesla will never have that.... plus we don't have to stop and recharge, worst we have to do it fill it back up, so maybe ten mins...
     
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