Three months ago, a Tesla Model S P85D took on a Dodge Challenger Hellcat at the drag strip. The result was absolute embarrassment for the Hellcat driver, as the P85D blew the traction-limited Challenger away.
It was suggested that the Hellcat driver fit his car with some drag radials if he were to ever go up against the P85D again.
Well, that's exactly what the Hellcat driver has done:
"Tesla is stock, Hellcat is modified with drag radial tires."
The rematch result? Well, let's start off by pointing out the obvious: the Hellcat is no longer stock, it's prepped to race, which we think gives it an unfair advantage. Regardless, the P85D again beats the Hellcat off the line, but the winner, by a decent margin, is the Hellcat.
- Dodge Challenger Hellcat: 11.08 seconds @ 125.92 MPH
- Tesla Model S P85D: 11.92 @ 112.11 MPH