• Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat vs. Tesla Model S P85D: Video

Power comes in many forms, but it’s hard to find two cars that epitomize horsepower and performance quite like the 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat and the 2015 Tesla Model S P85D. And though the two represent the fastest American-made sedans, you couldn’t find two cars more different in their deliveries of their power.

To see how different they are and celebrate their pure awesomeness, MotorTrend has pitted the pair on the drag strip and on some curvy California back roads. Who’s the winner? You’ll have to watch the video for that.

The cars? Yeah, we’ll cover that here.

The Tesla Model S P85D represents the baddest Model S money can buy, and hands-down, the quickest (and fastest) production electric car on the planet. Unlike the standard Model S, the P85D comes with dual electric motors – one on each axle – with a combined 691 horsepower and 687 pound-feet of torque. That translates to a 3.2-second sprint to 60 mph, all while not releasing one ounce of emissions. You could say it gets the green in more ways than one.

The Hellcat, on the other hand, is a snarling, rip-roaring, V-8, monster of a beast with a whopping 707 horsepower and a staggering 650 pound-feet of torque. Its supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 sends power to the rear wheels through a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. The Hellcat does the sprint to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. Sure, there’s a 0.5-second difference in times between the two, but who cares when there’s that ferocious V-8 thundering from the dual exhaust?

This is a great Head 2 Head from the boys at MT.

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review here.

2015 Tesla Model S P85D

2015 Tesla Model S P85D High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review here.

Mark McNabb
Mark McNabb was a contributor at TopSpeed from 2013 to 2018. Growing up, Mark always had a mind for tinkering on random items throughout his home and dad’s garage, including a 1953 Ford Mainline and 1971 Corvette Stingray.  Read full bio
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