Tesla Model X Plaid is once again in the spotlight as it showed an outstanding performance in drag racing. The heavy electric SUV loaded with six adults passed the Porsche 992 Turbo S in the 1/4 mile.
Tesla produces top-end cars that can surprise motorists with their mind-blowing performance. The Tesla Model X Plaid accelerates from 0 to 60 mph faster than cars in Formula 2, Formula E, and Formula 1, and goes 1/4 mile faster than cool supercars. Although Tesla Model X Plaid is a spacious family SUV, it packs a punch in terms of performance. According to the description on the company's website, the car has a top speed of 163 mph, accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, and covers the 1/4 mile in 9.9 seconds.
But obviously, Tesla gave modest numbers, because the experience of owners shows higher figures. For example, in early February it became known that the car covered 1/4 mile in just 9.83 seconds with a trap speed of 146.68 mph. And so, the $145,000 family SUV outperformed the $2,400,000 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in the 1/4 mile, which was able to register a time of 9.9 seconds with a trap speed of 148.5 mph. Just a week later, another rider set a new 1/4 mile time record in just 9.754 seconds with a trap speed of 144.88 mph.
This time, in front of the 5,390-pound Model X Plaid DragTimes/YouTube has set a more serious task. In addition to the already heavy weight of the SUV, six adults got into it, four of wwhom were men of strong build, and the car proceeded to the starting line. Its rival was the Porsche 992 Turbo S, which accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph. It seemed that the winner had already been determined, but the reality turned out to be completely different.
After two runs, the Model X Plaid won twice, leaving the Porsche 992 Turbo S no chance. The start of the duel showed that the sporty Porsche took the lead, but in just a few seconds, it was overtaken by the inimitable Tesla. Obviously, the extra weight in the car had an effect on acceleration, but the Model X quickly made up the gap, showing off its performance to its fullest.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.