This Blinged-out Tesla Model X Runs a Quarter-Mile Faster Than a Porsche Carrera GT
This Model X goes through a drastic weight reduction and takes less than 11 seconds to complete the quarter-mile race!by Sidd Dhimaan, on
Tesla cars have embarrassed some of the most loved supercars on drag strips for a long time now. With every new performance update, things just keep getting better. It’s funny how effortlessly these EVs receive a power bump, when internal combustion engine cars, on the other hand, have to spend a lot of time in the garage and get new parts and other upgrades.
Despite Tesla offering continuous updates, people are not content. Well, that’s the case with every enthusiast. We just can’t have enough. So, this new Tesla Model X went through some old-school faster-off-the-line techniques to breach the 11-second quarter-mile record to become the quickest production SUV in the world right now. How about that!
Don’t Get Fooled By All The Bling
The previous record for the quickest SUV was held by a Model X P100D that did the quarter-mile run in 11.28 seconds.
This Model X beat it by around three-tenths of a second to become the new record-holder with a quarter-mile time of 10.96 seconds at 121 mph! The SUV also hit the 60 mph mark in 2.88 seconds, which is one-tenth of a second faster than Tesla’s claim of 2.3 seconds. Part of this is thanks to the Cheetah stance update, but there’s more to it than that.
The other part of the equation is the weight-reduction process that the owner undertook.
The second and the third-row seats were taken out, and this reduced the weight significantly since each bucket seat weighed around 100 pounds.
The floor was also removed to expose the battery panel. The owner took this to the next level by taking out the frunk as well! Overall, this Model X saw over 500 pounds of weight reduction, and that’s how it was able to beat the records. The door panels and the roof liner were left untouched, but those could shave off a few more pounds.
This speed run has dropped the Porsche Carrera GT down by a spot in the fastest quarter-mile times. Here’s a list of the fastest times, and it’s only a matter of time before the Tesla finds more victims to kill. What are your thoughts on this run? Also, do you think it’s fair to pit internal combustion engine vehicles to EVs? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
|Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 2010||9.9 seconds|
|McLaren 720S 2018||10.02 seconds|
|McLaren P1 2015||10.2 seconds|
|Ferrari 488 Pista 2019||10.2 seconds|
|Lamborghini Huracán Performante 2018||10.26 seconds|
|Porsche 911 GT2 RS (991) 2018||10.32 seconds|
|Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) 2020||10.34 seconds|
|Lamborghini Aventador SV 2015||10.47 seconds|
|McLaren 650S 2015||10.5 seconds|
|Ferrari 812 Superfast 2018||10.5 seconds|
|Audi R8 V10 Plus 2016||10.51 seconds|
|Porsche 911 Turbo S (991.2) 2017||10.55 seconds|
|Porsche Taycan Turbo S 2020||10.7 seconds|
|McLaren F1 1995||10.8 seconds|
|BMW M5 Competition 2019||10.9 seconds|
|Porsche 911 Turbo S (997) 2011||10.91 seconds|
|Porsche Carrera GT 2003||10.97 seconds|