Here are the combatants in a seemingly well-matched pairing:
Challenger Hellcat: 6.2-liter supercharged V8 boasting 707 horsepower and 650 pound feet of torque, and its riding on drag radials.
Tesla Model S P100DL: 763 horsepower (503 hp to the rear and 259 hp to the front) and of course AWD.
The Hellcat Jumps The Gun
Video Description from Drag Times:
It's our first time out drag racing with our new P100D Tesla Model S, watch us race a Dodge Challenger Hellcat on Drag Radials 1/4 mile in an all out heads up drag race at Palm Beach International Raceway.
Our Best run of the night was a 10.76 setting a new world record for an electric production car.
Race summary (caution - spoilers):
The first time, the Hellcat takes off way ahead of the green light. The Tesla, with no launch control, and while behind in the beginning as a consequence, still nets the better time in the end.
In round two, the driver of the Hellcat times the tree perfectly; the Model S keeps up a bit better due to the more even start (even though the Model S sedan's RT was somehow again not that great). By the end of the quarter mile, the Hellcat wins the race, and Tesla wins the 1/4 mile timing.