Asking The Internet To Buy You A Dodge Challenger SRT Demon May Not Be The Best Of Ideas
This ambitious man is finding that out the hard wayby Kirby Garlitos, on
Remember when our parents used to tell us that the best way to get something is to just ask for it? Well, IndieGoGo user Jan Tobias Lombard seems to have taken that advice to heart because he’s doing just that by creating an online campaign asking people to help him secure enough money to buy a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. What’s more, Lombard is throwing some interesting goodies to go with his brazen and ambitious request.
For instance, anyone who contributes at least $325 to his fund will not only get the opportunity to drag race his Challenger SRT Demon, but they also stand to receive a numbered case with a USB drive that contains a video of their quarter-mile race against the new muscle car. A certificate is being thrown in too for good measure, as if the whole notion of the request isn’t ridiculous enough already. As for those who contribute less than $325, they also stand to receive some knick knacks, including a keychain, hat, tumbler, t-shirts, and hoodie.
Lombard’s goal is to raise a total of $1,072,500 to buy the Challenger SRT Demon, a sum total that’s as insane as the whole undertaking is considering that Dodge’s new headlining muscle car isn’t expected to cost significantly more than $100,000. Should he raise the funds to actually buy a Challenger SRT Demon (very unlikely considering the tepid response to it) Lombard is also promising a spate of races against other performance cars in the market today.
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Let’s see how far this campaign goes
You have to admire this guy’s ambition. It may be for the wrong reasons, but hey, if it works, why not, right?
Unfortunately for him though, his “fund-my-Challenger-Demon” gimmick is getting about as much traction as a Formula One car wearing dry tires in torrential rain. As it stands, he’s raised a grand-spankin’ total of…$1. That’s enough to buy him a lottery ticket that could turn into $1 million if he’s lucky. To make the whole situation funnier than it already is, the guy who contributed the dollar wrote on Reddit about his decision, saying, “I figured it’d be funny to donate, but not more than a buck’s worth of funny.”
To be fair to Lombard, he seems to be taking this whole enterprise seriously. Go visit his IndieGoGo page and you’ll notice how professionally done the page is. It’s got all the information you’re going to need about his intentions, right down to the allocation of the funds, the risks and challenges that come with supporting what he calls “The Full Dodge Demon Experience,” and detailed descriptions (and prices) of all the freebies and objectives of the whole, well, “experience.”
And remember his promise to race against some of the finest exotics in the world if certain funding benchmarks were reached? His page describes them in detail, too, although it does remain unclear how he’s going to get these cars to race against his Challenger SRT Demon. In any case, complete funding guarantees races against the Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren 675LT, and Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode. If the funding gets 120 percent, he’s throwing in more cars to compete against, including a Bugatti Veyron and a Ferrari LaFerrari. When it gets to 140 percent funding, his Challenger SRT Demon will race against the Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1. Finally, 150 percent funding will see his Challenger SRT Demond take on Hennessey’s Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Exorcist.
In the event anybody is interested in backing Lombard’s goal of buying a Challenger SRT Demon, there’s still 25 days to convince yourself that this is a good idea. He’s unlikely to reach his goal, but then again, momma said to just ask, right?
Read our full review on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon here.