Dodge Demon vs Lamborghini Aventador: Series 25

Dodge Demon vs Lamborghini Aventador: Series 25

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Matt LeBlanc takes the Dodge Demon for a spin, but the Demon was made to do one thing, tear up a drag strip. How will it perform in a drag race against a Lamborghini Aventador? Want more drag race action? Here’s a McLaren 720S vs the electric VW ID R: Full boxsets of Series 24 & 25 available on iPlayer (UK): Taken from : Series 25, Episode 4Matt LeBlanc: Series 25: Chris Harris Drives: Want to watch a bit of on the internet? Welcome to the most comprehensive collection of official clips you’ll find on YouTube. Whether you’re searching for a caravan challenge, Ken Block in the Hoonicorn, cars versus fighter jets, Stig power laps or the latest Chris Harris Drives, you can find all the iconic films here. Make sure you’re subscribed to the official YouTube channel:

That might be the most addictive
throttle pedal I have ever experienced. And, as you'd expect from a car
that's limited to 168 miles per hour… out on the road,
the Demon does feel pretty fast. But supercar fast? Hyper car fast?
I don't know. This isn't some stripped down sports car.
This is a big, comfy cruiser. Two metric tons
of big, comfy cruiser, to be precise. There's no hybrid, energy-recovery gizmo. There's just a big motor. And there's no supercar spec,
double-clutch gearbox. It's just a big automatic. To be honest, it's kind of just a Dodge. But I got to say I've driven
quite a few Dodges over the years and they're not my favourite. The interiors are very plastic
and cheap feeling. And while it's no supercar on the inside,
it doesn't corner like one either. If you try to go around this corner
in the Demon as fast as you'd go around
this corner in the LaFerrari, you wouldn't go around that corner. On a road like this, the Demon just
would not see which way a supercar went. It pains me to say it, but it's true. So, there you go, question answered. For $84,995, you can't buy a car that will
outrun anything else on the planet. However, for $84,996… you might just be able to. Because when you buy a Demon, Dodge will also give you the option
to spend $1 more on a crate of stuff. Okay! You get tools… skinny front tyres… a high-flow air filter, a new ECU. Loads of cool stuff. Because Dodge didn't build the Demon
to go quick on a windy, alpine pass, or a tight street circuit. No, no.
The Demon was made to do one thing. To tear up the drag strip,
a quarter-mile at a time. Bolt all those crate parts on,
feed it some decent fuel and it'll give you 840 horsepower. This is the most powerful V8
production car in history. Dodge says this car will run
the standing quarter mile in 9.65 seconds, which, if you know your drag racing,
you'll know is really, really fast. But if you don't know your drag racing,
here's how it works. First, you need to warm the tyres. The Demon has a function called line lock,
which brakes the front wheels, so you can spin up the rears. Oh, they're done. And, once you've warmed the tyres,
you're ready to go. Well, almost. Okay, so, to launch this thing
is pretty easy. Left foot on the brake, hold in
both these paddles, add some revs… release one paddle, foot off the brake, release the other paddle
as you bury the throttle. See? Easy. Jesus Christ! That is incredible! That won't get old, ever. You literally could not fall off a cliff
faster than that. Oh, hell, I'm doing that again. And you can. Because, unlike most cars
with launch control, where you do a couple of full-bore starts and then it has to go and lie down
for a bit… in making the Demon,
Dodge had one do over 5,000 launches without a single glitch. That is addictive. Okay. Now that I'm warmed up,
how about a little race, huh? That is a Lamborghini Aventador,
four-wheel drive, V12 engine, four times the price of the Demon. Let's do this. I've just roasted that Lambo! Damn! That is big American balls, baby! Big, fat, American ice cubes. Is that a Lamborghini way back there? I think it is! When you hook everything up right, you know how fast
this car does zero to 60? 2.3 seconds. This is the fastest accelerating road car
in history. So, there you go. If you're the kind of person who wants
to live life a quarter mile at a time, you don't want a couple
of hundred grand supercar. You want a Demon.

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