Most likely, you have heard that the NHRA has forbidden the Tesla Model S Plaid from participating in drag events around the country.
According to The Drive in 2021, it had something to do with the Model S Plaid's insatiable need for speed.
Rich Rebuilds, a well-known Tesla YouTuber, posted the video below in which a Model S Plaid clocks a 9.6-second quarter-mile pace at 149.9 mph.
After the rundown, the Model S Plaid was disqualified by track authorities for exceeding the speed restriction.
Therefore, the Tesla Model S Plaid was really banned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) for being too fast for the organization's needs.
The majestic Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, arguably the most intimidating production muscle vehicle ever to ply the Earth, has suffered the same fate.
For competitive drag racing, Dodge gave the Demon every possible optimization.
The Challenger SRT Demon shredded the quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds because to its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine, which produces 840 horsepower.
The 840-horsepower 2018 Challenger SRT Demon from Dodge "blurs the barrier between street car and drag car," according to the NHRA.
A roll cage and safety restraints are also required for "any vehicle running 9.99 seconds or quicker at an NHRA Member Track," according to the NHRA.
Banned no more
Although the Dodge Demon and Tesla Model S Plaid were prohibited from being driven on the drag strip.