Watch this Tesla Model X SUV out drag race a $530k Lamborghini supercar and set a world record

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  1. gene

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    Despite the countless Tesla drag racing videos we’ve seen, the latest one from DragTimes showing a Model X SUV take on a $530k limited-production Lamborghini SV has got to be one of the more gratifying races we’ve seen. Even more so than watching this Porsche go on a wild spinout after attempting to chase down a Ludicrous Model S.

    Weighing in at roughly 5,400 pounds (as heavy as some full-size pickup trucks), one might think that a Tesla Model X P100D crossover SUV isn’t the most nimble vehicle by any stretch of the imagination. Au contraire, it certainly is.

    The drag racing video posted to YouTube by DragTimes shows a Lamborghini Aventador SV, with 750 horsepower and 1,200 pounds lighter than the Model X, struggle to keep up with the heavyset all-electric SUV. DragTimes notes that the Model X P100D with 100 kWh battery and Ludicrous+ enabled had a 73% state of charge at the beginning of the race.

    The Tesla Model X not only out accelerated the Lambo, but also set a world record for world’s quickest SUV with a 1/4 mile time of 11.418 seconds at 117.95 mph. By comparison, the all-wheel drive Aventador SV crossed the 1/4 mile finish line .05 seconds behind the Model X but with a slightly quicker time of 11.281 seconds at 129.38 mph.

    Watch as the two heavyweight hitters do battle at Palm Beach International Raceway.



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  2. waiting4model3

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    Since it is an SUV, for those of us in rural areas it would be more interesting and appropriate to see a competition between the Model X and say a Jeep Rubicon in handling off-road challenges like ice, snow, and mud. Most people do not drag-race in real life, but handling difficult road conditions is why we buy cars.
     
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  5. PHX-FLG-P90D-w/L

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    The Model X weighs about 20-25% more than the Rubicon, and has the lowest center of gravity of any vehicle in its class... I'd go with the Model X, if I were driving in icy and snowy conditions. We live at 7000 feet, plenty of snow and ice here in Arizona... our Model S P90D with Ludicrous handles very well, we raise the suspension to max height sometimes... 7.3" ground clearance compared to Rubicon's 8.8"... not enough to make a difference for us. I would, however, love me some jacked-up 12" clearance on the Model S, you know, just because!
     
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    Also, to add, the Model X has max 8.9"-9.5" of ground clearance, depending on the version.... more than Rubicon's 8.8".... not really discernible...
     

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