One of the questions of this past century that no one has been able to figure out has eluded us all… Until now. Now for the question of all questions, are Used Dodge Engines faster than Dinosaurs? The answer is no, they are not faster than Dinosaurs. Car engines cannot move without the actual car itself. So let me ask another question. Can a Dodge beat a Dinosaur in a quarter mile race?
Which Dinosaur Can We Race?
Now to answer this question, there has to be some variables set in place. The most important being, what kind of Dinosaur are we trying to race? Surely we cannot race a Pterodactyl because it would make zero sense to race the Dinosaur version of a Plane. How about the extremely mainstream Velociraptor? Thanks to Jurassic Park, everyone thinks this is the fastest Dinosaur to ever roam the Earth. I am sad to say they are not. What about the Ornithomimosauria? You don’t know what Dinosaur that is? Don’t worry most people don’t know about it or know how to pronounce it. Just know this Dinosaur is one of the fastest Dinosaurs. It also happens to resemble the modern day Ostrich.
So which Dinosaur are we going to race against? We are going to go with the king himself, the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The reason being for choosing a Tyrannosaurus Rex is because they weren’t the slowest Dinosaur and they were one of the biggest Dinosaurs. Besides, a race between a Dodge and an Ornithomimosauria just did not have the same ring to it.
Which Dodge Can We Race?
For this epic hypothetical race, we could not choose a Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Why would we choose a car we know will destroy a T-Rex in a race? Instead of choosing an obvious pick, we went with a car that will make you think, “This is actually a pretty good race.” What better car to go with than one of the slowest cars of 2013, the Dodge Dart Limited. The Dodge Dart is a very good car, however, it is very slow. It takes 9.9 seconds just to go from 0-60 mph. To put this into retrospect, it takes a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport to go 0-60 mph in 2.4 seconds.
Dodge Dart vs. T-Rex
This is actually a great matchup between Car and Dinosaur because the Dart and the T-Rex both weigh a lot. They are both incredibly slow in comparison to other cars and other Dinosaurs. The only difference between the two is the Dodge Dart is a normal sized sedan and the T-Rex is the size of some Chipotle’s. At about 40 feet long and 20 feet tall, the T-Rex is a mammoth competitor against the puny Dodge Dart.
The 2013 Dodge Dart Limited is 3600 pounds which is one of the reasons why the car is as slow as it is. A T-Rex on the other hand, has been known to be around 18,000 pounds. Literally the T-Rex weight is equivalent to 5 Dodge Darts.
The top speed of the 2013 Dodge Dart Limited is 120 mph. The car is limited by the governor, of course. The top speed of a T-Rex is 18 mph. What can we say, he didn’t catch his predators by the being the fastest of the bunch.
A Tyrannosaurus Rex’s stride, depending on how tall and long the Dinosaur is can get upwards to 30-40 feet. If the T-Rex’s stride happened to be 40 feet, it would take only 132 strides just to get to one mile. Could you imagine going to the gym, hopping on a treadmill, and jog for only 132 strides? The average male’s stride is only 7 feet 9 inches!
The Winner Is…
So, to answer the question everyone has been dying to know. Can one of the slowest cars of 2013, the Dodge Dart, beat a Tyrannosaurus Rex in a quarter mile race? By a Land Slide. Even though the T-Rex has incredible strides, it simply came up short to a machine. Calculating the T-Rex stride and the top speed of the beast, it would take the T-Rex around 50 seconds to finish a quarter mile race. The 2013 Dodge Dart Limited, as slow as it is, looks like a Bugatti in comparison to the T-Rex. Bringing in a time of 16.0 seconds in a quarter mile, the Dodge Dart is clearly the winner.
What have we learned from all of this? Dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus Rex in particular, would hate to chase us down in the cars of today. It is safe to say a Dinosaur wouldn’t catch up to you while you drive unless you run into traffic.