Tesla Model 3 thinks it can beat Dodge Challenger Hellcat, Oh Boy, that’s wrong
We have to talk about performance: In the configurations seen here, namely 480 hp for the Model 3 and 707 ponies for the Hellcat, both can deliver 11-second quarter-mile shenanigans.
And while the difference between the two, which is clearly highlighted by the ET (elapsed time) numbers displayed on the drag strip, might not seem so important to someone who doesn’t spend too much time on the drag strip. track, it can mean the world in terms of drag racing.
Even though the drivers’ reaction times didn’t influence their ETs (the stopwatch didn’t start running until the vehicle got off the line), the enthusiast behind the wheel of the Dodge wanted to make sure the muscles of the team get all the fame, so he nailed the launch race after race.
Now back to the Model S Plaid, which will most likely show up in many conversions about this battle, its 9.2s quarter-mile factory time (real-world testing shows it can be okay). , say, at 9.7sec if the driver and / or surface is unprepared) means it can easily replace an stock Hellcat like the one we seem to have here (minus the custom wheels and tires). In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to find a production car that can beat the electric devil.
However, there are plenty of modified muscle cars out there that can’t wait to show off their old-fashioned taillights to a Tesla, while Dodge itself has decided to give us an electric machine like this, although this set will land in 2024. .