Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery

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  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    Can the Tesla Model X, once again, make a strong case for EVs?
    With competition like this, Tesla has its work cut out for it. Or does it?
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    Model X has the most power and torque here, but is also the heaviest
    780 hp, 841 lb/t, 5,478.5 lbs
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    Can the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT be the dark horse here?
    640 hp, 627 lb/ft, 4,894 lbs
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    Lamborghini Urus is the most expensive and the lightest here
    650 hp, 627 lb/ft, 4,843.6 lbs
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    Jeep SRT Trackhawk is the no longer on sale, but has Hellcat V-8 power
    707 hp, 645 lb/ft, 5,636.8 lbs
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    The BMW X6 M is the least powerful, but is known to punch above its weight
    625 hp, 553 lb/ft, 5,225 lbs
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    All cars have 8-speed automatics (except Tesla) and AWD
    But we think the Urus has the funkiest shifter
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    Three drag races - similar results
    Trackhawk has the best launch, of the ICE-powered vehicles
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    However, Jeep's aerodynamics let it down
    It finishes 4th, leaving only the Urus behind it
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    The most expensive vehicle is consistently last
    Despite sharing an engine with the Cayenne (with 10 more hp), it performs very differently
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    It's a photo finish between the Tesla and Porsche
    After 3 races, the more powerful Tesla barely comes out on top
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    The rolling race bears very different results
    In comfort mode, the Porsche easily takes the Tesla. BMW tries to catch up, but 1 mile isn't enough
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    In sport mode, things, once again, change
    Tesla drops to 4th position, ahead of the Trackhawk, which lacks sleek aerodynamics
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    Urus wins the 100 mph brake test
    Porsche is 2nd, BMW - 3rd, Tesla - 4th, and Jeep - last
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    Tesla has, by far, the most power and torque and yet, barely wins
    It takes 11.2 seconds for the 1/4-mile
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    Porsche is 2nd on the 1/4 and winner on the full mile
    11.2 seconds for the 1/4-mile. It also manages to clock 174 mph at the mile, obliterating the Model X
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    BMW was happy at 3rd place
    It took 11.8 seconds for the 1/4-mile. On the mile, it reached its 159 mph speed limiter
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    In the 3rd drag race, Urus manages to beat the Trackhawk
    It also took 11.8 seconds for the 1/4-mile, but was slightly behind the X6 M
  • Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs - gallery
    The best response, off the line, but the worst aerodynamics
    The supercharged V-8 Trackhawk took 12.1 seconds for the 1/4-mile. It's also, by far, the least expensive of the bunch
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    Are these SUVs more powerful than it makes sense?
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