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A V-10 Lambo Just Got Smoked Real Good By A Humble Family Hauler

Who needs a V-10 supercar when you could just go ahead and get a Tesla Model X Plaid instead (If you can get your hands on one that is)

EVs and SUVs, they’re both the kinds of cars that will make a frequent appearance at the drag strip. This time, here’s a family hauler taking on a 250+ grand worth of Lamborghini Huracan. Okay, it’s unlike any other family hauler out there. Let me elaborate with some numbers:

Tesla Model X Plaid

A V-10 Lambo Just Got Smoked Real Good By A Humble Family Hauler
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Okay, this is no ordinary SUV. It is the new Model X, that’s been given the full Plaid treatment. WIth its tri-motor AWD setup, the 5741 lbs Plaid puts out 1020 hp and 1050 lb-ft of torque

Now the Tesla Model X was never slow, to begin with. But, it recently received the full Plaid treatment and it’s mighty quick. How quick? Well, the Model X Plaid recently clocked in a 0-60 time of 2.3 seconds in the traps, making it the quickest SUV in the world.

It obviously needs a lot of shove to provide that kind of go. The Model X’s tri-motor AWD setup is capable of dishing out 1,020 horses and 1,050 pound-feet of torque. How does the Model X Plaid with its 5,741 pounds weight offer such blistering performance still baffles my mind?

Lamborghini Huracan

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The other contender for today is a Lamborghini Huracan. The V-10 baby Lambo is a legend in its own right. Under the hood is a 5.2-L mill that churns out 631 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque

Moving on to the orange Huracan, it couldn’t be a more Lambo color. Under the hood of the Huracan lies a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V-10 engine that produces 631 horsepower and 443-pound feet of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Now, these are baseline figures. I can’t confirm if this Huracan is running some mods. The Huracan is considerably lighter though, coming in at just 3,618 pounds.

The Races


Across both rounds, the Tesla beat the Huracan without a problem. The Model X Plaid’s fastest pass was 9.83 seconds at 144.44 mph. Lambo 10.82 seconds at 130.57 mph.

Results
Tesla Model X Plaid Lamborghini Huracan
Round 1 9.90s @144.84 mph 10.96s @ 129.55 mph
Round 2 9.83s @ 144.44 mph 10.82s @ 130.57 mph

To Sum it up

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The Model X once again took the 1/4 mile with an even faster time of 9.83s @ 144.44 mph

A definitive win then for the SUV. So, in conclusion, if money is no bar and you don’t need the extra space, for its looks and theater alone, the Lambo is your ride. However, if you still want the same kind of straight-line performance from your daily driver, then the Model X Plaid isn’t such a bad idea now, is it? The Lambo would still run rings round the Tesla SUV around a track though.

Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Read full bio
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