Yes, yet another Hellcat post. This time though, the Charger.
The Hellcat in fury, in either iteration (Charger or Challenger) is like hearing Wagner in the original Teutonic. Caterwauling and over-the-top. While the Tesla has insane power, what it lacks, and this is important, is sound. The wail of a fueled V8 in full tune cannot be denied, and while the Hellcat wails, the Tesla trails, sounding like a modified Segway.
There are a variety of sounds from cars, but three stand apart. The indisputable magic from the enviable Porsche inline 6, the roar of a Ferrari V12, and the brute force of a V8. This belies what the sound of a fully spooled turbo says, and displacement be damned, this is music in crescendo, especially near redline.
And as for the Tesla, I don’t agree that it’s the future of cars. Yes it has looks, it is the fastest four door sedan in the world, but it sill sounds like a Segway. Piped in sound won’t change that.