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Tesla Model X Beats Lamborghini At Drag Race In World Record

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A Tesla Model X beat a Lamborghini Aventador SV in a quarter-mile drag race this weekend, setting a world record for the fastest production SUV.

Tesla Model X P100D with Ludicrous+ at a 73-percent state of charge beat the Aventador at the quarter mile by 0.05 seconds, Drag Times, which staged the race at Palm Beach International Raceway, said in the video that it posted. Model X also set the world record for the fastest SUV, according to Drag Times.

Another Tesla vehicle, Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous+ at a 75-percent state of charge, also raced the Lamborghini Aventador at a quarter-mile drag race, but lost, by 0.15 seconds.

Tesla has been pitching its Model X P100D as the fastest SUV, saying that Model X P100D with Ludicrous mode accelerates to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. The Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode, on the other hand, is the third-fastest accelerating production car ever produced, with a 0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds, behind LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder, according to Tesla.

While Model X and Model S are pricier and luxury models, Tesla has just started production of the US$35,000 Model 3.

Production of Model 3 has begun with low volumes, Tesla says, adding that output will grow exponentially until it achieves full production capacity. According to the company’s timeline, Model 3 production started in the U.S. with the Long Range Battery.

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Customer deliveries are currently expected to start in late October this year, and production of the Standard Battery will begin in November. Tesla expects to start international deliveries of left-hand drive vehicles in the second half of 2018, and to begin production of right-hand drive vehicles in 2019.

Alongside electric vehicle production, Tesla is accelerating plans for more gigafactory capacity for EVs and energy storage.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com

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  • John Gerard on October 14 2017 said:
    Good point but the car was set to ludicrous mode and it did what was asked. I remember a short documentary from twenty five years ago preparing its viewers for mind blowing acceleration from electric cars. The filmmakers saw it as a huge selling point that was not talked about as much as it should be.
    So now we all know and I secretly want one. Mine will have a screw or something drilled into the dash so you can only drive in ludicrous mode.
  • Bill on September 29 2017 said:
    What is the point of 2.5 SUV or sedan for that matter? There is nowhere in an American urban city where even 5.2 would be more than marginally beneficial. This is just worthless braggadocio. I'd rather they cut back the torque and increase the range (please, I understand the less than linear relationship).

    The cars they compared it to are exotics, where the value is far more invested in their beauty and luxury than absolute speed. A huge swarm of electric and hybrid SUV's and sedans are on the horizon; 2.5 won't mean anything.

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