Look at this Dodge Challenger Hellcat Drag Race A Tesla Model 3

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A modern confrontation between the high performance pony car and the electric vehicle.


Featured Image of Mdeol 3 vs. Challenger Hellcat
via the Drag Racing YouTube channel and Car Stuff

With the recent electric vehicle onslaught coming up, maybe it’s only natural that we’ve had a huge amount of drag racing with electric cars going against internal combustion engine cars. The sheer acceleration of electric vehicles makes it an incredible sight. This Drag Racing and Car Stuff video shows a Dodge Challenger Hellcat takes on the Tesla Model 3 in a few quarter-mile races for a classic electric-engine-combustion-engine shootout.

A pair of races for both cars

The two cars go head to head in a pair of drag events. On paper, the Tesla should be able to break the line faster and speed up the Challenger Hellcat, but the Dodge may well bring the Tesla back as the races go. The first race shows exactly that. The Tesla Model 3 gets a slightly better launch than the Dodge, which, in fairness, had a good getaway. While the Model 3 initially accelerates, the Dodge brings it back. By the time both cars reach the finish, the Dodge completed the race in 11.20 seconds at 124.63 mph. The Model 3, meanwhile, completed the race in 11.573 seconds and peaked at 115.08 mph.


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The second race sees a similar result


Mdeol 3 vs Challenger Hellcat Drag Race Launch
via the Drag Racing YouTube channel and Car Stuff

It was clearly a pretty close race so the second run should show a similar result. As you would expect again, the Tesla Model 3 has taken the line incredibly well, appearing to have had a better launch than the Dodge this time around. We can just see that the Dodge is capable of bringing the Tesla back, however. But when it comes to the result, the Dodge is only right ahead. Its run time was 11.147 seconds, while the Tesla did it in 11.566 seconds, just before beating the Dodge.

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Maximum speeds differ more than timings


Mdeol 3 start line vs Challenger Hellcat Drag Race
via the Drag Racing YouTube channel and Car Stuff

It is remarkable how different the top speeds were between the two cars. The Dodge, while only beating the Tesla by a few tenths, peaked at 125.23 mph. That’s roughly 10 mph faster than the Tesla, which peaked at 115.22 mph. We don’t know the specs for the Dodge, but the fact that none of them appear in the video suggests that both cars are quite original, which makes this comparison even more interesting.

Source: Drag Racing and Car Stuff YouTube Channel


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