American gearheads love drag racing because it has three distinct elements: fanfare, 

(most races last 10 to 15 seconds), and clarity (it's easy to see who won and who lost). 

Which is superior? There are several automobile classes, from stock cars to dragsters

 so even those on a tight budget may enter and cause a stir with an unexpected win.

When an electric and a gas-powered vehicle with a combined power of almost 2,000 horses

In a Wheels-posted YouTube video, a customized two-door Dodge Challenger Hellcat with 1,000

and a four-door Tesla Model S Plaid with 1,020 horsepower square off. 

These people created the atmosphere for a hotly contested election.

Before we deliver context on the drag race between the Tesla S Plaid and the modified Dodge

 Challenger Hellcat, let's take a peek at their power output.

The Model S Plaid is basically Tesla's answer to creating an electrified four-door family

Featuring a powertrain setup consisting of a 99.3 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery alongside