Tesla P85D Destroys Dodge Challenger Hellcat On Dragstrip: Electric Car Thrashes 707-HP Hemi (Video)

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Say "P85D" to Tesla owners and fans, and you will see the drooling and twitching and heavy breathing and lustful stares--and more drooling--that Tesla's fastest, highest-performance electric car brings.

The same happens with the word "Hellcat" for fans of high-powered Hemi V-8 performance.

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Now, courtesy of two owners--each convinced that their car is the fastest, baddest beast on the road--we know what happens when the two cars face off on the drag strip.

Two days ago at Palm Beach International Raceway, a Tesla Model S P85D and a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat competed in the traditional quarter-mile drag race.

Tesla Model S drag-races 2015 Dodge Challenger Palm Beach Intl Raceway, Hellcat, Jan 2014 [YouTube]

Tesla Model S drag-races 2015 Dodge Challenger Palm Beach Intl Raceway, Hellcat, Jan 2014 [YouTube]

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Hint: It's no contest. At all. And the quieter car wins decisively.

As StreetCarDrags notes, the Tesla P85D set a new world record for the fastest-accelerating electric car, with a quarter-mile time of 11.6 seconds and a speed through the finish of 114.6 mph.

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The two cars aren't exactly comparable; the Tesla is a five-seat luxury sedan with four doors and a hatchback, while the Challenger is a traditional muscle-car coupe with only two doors and a trunk.

The Charger Hellcat sedan might have been a more direct comparison. But they're fairly evenly matched on horsepower, with the Hemi-engined Hellcat coming in at a stated 707 hp (some suggest the actual rating may be higher).

Tesla Model S P85D on a dyno

Tesla Model S P85D on a dyno

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The P85D, meanwhile, has a combined output of 691 from its front and rear electric motors.

That may indicate one reason why the electric luxury car thrashed the old-style gasoline muscle car so decisively: All four wheels are powered.

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Not only that, but its drive-control software adjusts the power delivered to each wheel to ensure that front and rear both have equal traction--maximizing the total torque delivered to each wheel without any loss of traction.

The Hellcat, as you'll see, is all about rear-wheel burnout. Fans of tire smoke will like its practice burnout (starting around 0:41).

Tesla Model S drag-races 2015 Dodge Challenger Palm Beach Intl Raceway, Hellcat, Jan 2014 [YouTube]

Tesla Model S drag-races 2015 Dodge Challenger Palm Beach Intl Raceway, Hellcat, Jan 2014 [YouTube]

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But the appeal of raw electric power is amply demonstrated in the video.

So which soon-to-be-humbled high-performance car will be next to face off against the P85D?

And, now, can we please stop with the "wimpy electric golf car" stuff?

[hat tip: FreedomEV]

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