The Tesla Model S proved to the world years ago that all-electric vehicles can deliver incredible acceleration. This is due not only to the instant torque of electric powertrains, but also Tesla's use of advanced software, large battery packs, and state-of-the-art EV motor and battery technology.
Not surprisingly, the Silicon Valley automaker's Model X crossover and Model 3 midsize sedan have proven themselves at the strip as well. In this particular case, DragTimes pits Performance versions of the two Teslas against the legendary Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320.
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The Challenger is a dedicated, gas-powered drag car and, according to DragTimes, "the fastest naturally aspirated, street-legal muscle car available."
Despite its supreme racing prowess, much like Tesla vehicles, the Challenger offers plenty of seating room in both rows, as well lots of cargo space. However, in its standard configuration, it only comes with a driver's seat to reduce weight. Fortunately, just $1 will get you a front passenger seat and rear seats.
Sadly, unlike the Teslas, the Challenger is far from efficient. In fact, owners of the car actually have to pay a gas guzzler tax, which is added to the car's purchase price.
Without further ado, check out the video to see which car prevails.
Video Description via DragTimes on YouTube:
DEDICATED DRAG CAR vs Tesla Model 3 & Model X Performance 1/4 Mile
We race the Dodge Challenger R/T 1320 vs the Tesla Model 3 Performance and Model X Performance down the 1/4 mile at Palm Beach International Raceway
Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Is a Drag-oriented, Street-legal Muscle Car Designed With the Grassroots Drag Racer in Mind
Named for the quarter-mile distance (1,320 feet), the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is powered by the stalwart 392 HEMI® V-8 that delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to the legendary TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, delivering reliable and cost-effective performance – run after run
Infused with exclusive drag strip technology from the iconic Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is a blank canvas for the serious grassroots drag racer with standard features, including SRT-tuned Adaptive Damping Suspension with Drag Mode, Line Lock, TransBrake, Torque Reserve and extreme-duty 41-spline half shafts
Standard interior features a driver’s seat only to help reduce weight; front passenger seat and rear seat are available as individual $1 options
Specially developed Nexen SUR4G Drag Spec 275/40R20 street-legal drag radial tires deliver maximum grip and offer repeatable quarter-mile times
Quarter-mile (1,320 feet) elapsed time (E.T.) of 11.7 seconds at 115 mph makes the showroom-stock 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 the fastest naturally aspirated, street-legal muscle car available.