2015 Charger Hellcat vs. 2015 AWD Tesla Model S
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been hinting to us for a few weeks now about a new big announcement that would be coming soon. Well, last week he finally filled us in on the company’s big secret, an all-new AWD Model S vehicle. The standout feature of this new vehicle is the addition of a second electric motor up in the front of the vehicle. These two motors work together to produce an unbelievable 691 horsepower. That makes the Model S one of the fastest sedans on the planet, but is it faster than the Charger Hellcat? In this article we are going to answer that question and also do a 2015 Charger Hellcat vs. 2015 AWD Tesla Model S performance comparison.
When Elon Musk first spoke about the new AWD Tesla Model S last week his exact words were, “This car is nuts, its like owning your own roller coaster”. This has caused a lot of people to wonder if it is actually faster than the Charger Hellcat, which is currently the fastest sedan on the planet. The answer to that question is not just a simple yes or no, its a little more complicated than that.
The AWD Tesla Model S is quicker than the Charger Hellcat, however, it’s not faster. Contrary to popular belief, quick and fast are not the same thing. A vehicle can be quicker than another car by getting up to speed sooner. However, it still wouldn’t be considered faster if the top speed isn’t as high as the other car.
The new AWD Tesla Model S can achieve a zero to 60 time of 3.2 seconds, making it quicker than the Charger Hellcat, which has a zero to 60 time of 3.5 seconds. However, the Tesla Model S has a top speed of only 155 miles per hour, whereas the Hellcat has a top speed of 204 miles per hour. This means that the Dodge Charger Hellcat continues its reign as the fastest sedan in the world.
The biggest downside to the new AWD Tesla Model S is the price, it costs significantly more than the Hellcat with a $120,000 base price. The official pricing of the Charger Hellcat has not been released yet, however, most people agree that it will most likely be priced between $60,000 to $65,000 which is a lot of money, but much more affordable than the $120,000 cost of the Tesla.