Tesla Model X P100D vs Lamborghini Aventador S - who wins?
Who wins this drag race of electric vs petrol? You'll have to watch the video to find out...
The manner in which Teslas use their electric powertrain to catapult themselves off the line has resulted in the manifestation of drag races that pitch cars of wildly different niches together. While a Tesla Model S may be a heavy executive saloon, packed with luxuries and gadgets, in P100D guise, it has the potential to leave supercars trailing in its wake.
The Model X SUV is a similarly capable machine. While it may present the image of a tall and useless lifestyle vehicle, it’s still capable hitting 60mph from a standstill in 2.9 seconds - which is especially impressive given it weighs exactly the same as a Rolls Royce Phantom.
With performance like that, the internal combustion engine really must call in the big guns if it’s to retain its pride. And indeed, in the following video by Carwow, we see a 730bhp Lamborghini Aventador S square up to the Model X on a runway.
Looking at the two cars sat there, you would never expect they were about to embark in a drag race. On the one side, you have the outlandish hypercar, painted in a shade of chromed radioactive vomit; on the other, you have the school-run-mobile that assassinates its victims with the silence of a ninja.
In the first race, the Tesla remains stationary in a cunning effort to allow the Lamborghini to ruin its clutch. For the second race however, things get interesting. Both cars get off to a comparable start, with the Tesla just managing to peg the Lambo. As the speed climbs however, the power of internal combustion and all those 730 rampant horsepowers leave the electric Tesla for dead.
After this, two rolling races were conducted - both with the same results: the instant power of the Tesla sees it just getting the jump on the Lambo, before it charges passed in a symphony of V12 noise. And yes, while that does mean the Lamborghini won every race, you really do have to award your admiration to the Tesla. It’s a family SUV that weighs a full tonne more than the hypercar it was racing, and yet it didn’t lose by all that much.
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