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.

<em>The Hellcat Jumps The Gun</em>

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.

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