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Tesla Model S P85D Drag Races Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat on Head 2 Head

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/30/2015 Alex Nishimoto

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You've read our "American Badass" story, but the battle between the world's quickest sedan and the world's fastest isn't over. In the latest episode of "Head 2 Head," senior features editor compares and contrasts the two cars on camera, but more importantly, we get to see these two high-powered, four-door giants go at it on the drag strip.

We start off in the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S P85D, which Lieberman says is sporty, but less so than the rear-drive P85. In that car, you could get the chassis to rotate and spin the tires. The P85D, on the other hand, benefits from all-wheel drive grip but has tendency to understeer slightly. The real fun to be had is in a straight line. With a combined 691 hp and 687 lb-ft of instant torque on tap, the P85D is a veritable rocket ship. Plus, it has an "Insane Mode" that unlocks even more performance.

While the P85D is fun to drive in a straight line, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is fun to drive everywhere. With its supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 providing 707 hp and 650 lb-ft, the Hellcat has ample power. In addition, whenever you apply the throttle, you get a blend of supercharger whine and that throaty V-8 growl, which Lieberman says sounds like "a volcano arguing with itself."

At last it comes time to settle the score on the track. Earlier this year, a video of a Challenger Hellcat losing a drag race to a Tesla P85D had the entire Internet up in arms. At the end of the video, the Charger Hellcat lines up next to the Tesla to restore honor to the Hellcat name . Watch the full episode aboveto see which car wins.

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