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Ranger_375

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Irrelevant. You can't find a video where a Hellcat beats a Tesla in the quarter.

Here is another one. The hellcat even jumps first and the Tesla still smokes it. Fast forward to 49 seconds.


The hellcat will never win this race. Electric motors offer instant power and it's 4 wheel drive. The hellcat has to rev to make the power and its to only two wheels. The hellcat driver has to work the clutch, throttle, etc. The Tesla driver has to put his foot to the floor when he sees green and hold the wheel, the car does everything else.

The fact cannot be forgotten that the Hellcat is a muscle car designed for performance and power. The Tesla is a 4 door family sedan.
It's all fun and games until you actually keep racing past the 1/4... and the hellcat's range, nevermind top speed come into play.

I'll be impressed when a Tesla does "well" as in better than halfway up the pack for finishing in the Gumball among other road races.
 

Fageol

Old acid hauler but not too caustic
It's all fun and games until you actually keep racing past the 1/4... and the hellcat's range, nevermind top speed come into play.

I'll be impressed when a Tesla does "well" as in better than halfway up the pack for finishing in the Gumball among other road races.
It looks like the Dodge driver might have been on his 34 (or whatever it might be these days) when the tree turned green.
 

Fageol

Old acid hauler but not too caustic
Y'all can be a driver an' be on th' "upside" of th' grade distribution... kinda correlates with how your fascination with th' social dynamics of "cubicle hell" wanes.

:toothpick:
Lotta truth in your statement! The years I spent driving were as good and in many ways better than being a banker, consultant, and public entity manager.
 

Hammer166

Instigateur №166™
Irrelevant. You can't find a video where a Hellcat beats a Tesla in the quarter.

Et tu, Brutus? 8 tenths and +20mph is a substantial margin.

Also, the Hellcat can do that over and over. Running a Tesla like that isn't kind to battery life. It is impressive performance, no doubt, but with it's equivalent HP, it should have gotten a better holeshot even accounting for it's extra 300 lbs. If you plug the numbers into one of the 1/4 mile calculators, the Tesla underperforms by about .5 sec and 10 mph.
 

BrandonCDLtrucker

Well-Known Member

Et tu, Brutus? 8 tenths and +20mph is a substantial margin.

Also, the Hellcat can do that over and over. Running a Tesla like that isn't kind to battery life. It is impressive performance, no doubt, but with it's equivalent HP, it should have gotten a better holeshot even accounting for it's extra 300 lbs. If you plug the numbers into one of the 1/4 mile calculators, the Tesla underperforms by about .5 sec and 10 mph.
That's the slowest Tesla on the planet. The one in the video in post 18 ran a quicker ET than the Hellcat in this video showing the Tesla is still the fastest.

And you got that backwards. The Teslas time is repeatable over and over. The hellcat has to hit the shift points perfect every single time to stay even in the rear view mirror of a Tesla. All the Tesla has to do is push the pedal to the floor and hold the wheel straight. That's easy to do over and over again.
 

Ranger_375

Well-Known Member
That's the slowest Tesla on the planet. The one in the video in post 18 ran a quicker ET than the Hellcat in this video showing the Tesla is still the fastest.

And you got that backwards. The Teslas time is repeatable over and over. The hellcat has to hit the shift points perfect every single time to stay even in the rear view mirror of a Tesla. All the Tesla has to do is push the pedal to the floor and hold the wheel straight. That's easy to do over and over again.
Until the batteries run out far sooner than the Hellcat.
 

Hammer166

Instigateur №166™
That's the slowest Tesla on the planet. The one in the video in post 18 ran a quicker ET than the Hellcat in this video showing the Tesla is still the fastest.

And you got that backwards. The Teslas time is repeatable over and over. The hellcat has to hit the shift points perfect every single time to stay even in the rear view mirror of a Tesla. All the Tesla has to do is push the pedal to the floor and hold the wheel straight. That's easy to do over and over again.
Funny, that's the exact same two cars from the video you posted in post #18!
 
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