Tesla P100DL Model S and X

Tesla P100DL Model S and X

The Tesla Model X P100DL, the company's new top of the line SUV offering, boasts zero-to-60 in 2.9 seconds. For the weight and size of such a vehicle, this is a quite a feat. It is actually quicker than a Lamborghini.

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4

With the new, highly anticipated 100 kWh battery, the Model S 0-60 sprint is reduced to just 2.5 seconds, to join the likes of the Ferrari LaFerrari, the McLaren P1, and the Porsche 918 Spyder.

Again, we are looking at competition that is six to ten or more times the cost. The three competing vehicles are supercars and were only made in small numbers. Let's also not forget that these cars are hybrids. When Elon Musk unveiled the new upgraded battery packs for the Model S and X, he said:

"The fastest car in the world, of any kind, is electric. In the future, people are really going to look at gasoline cars in the same way we look at steam engines today: They’re quaint, but it’s not really how you get around.”

Now, back to the Model X. It's a seven-seat, two-trunk SUV with a curb weight well in excess of 5,000 pounds. Its 2.9 second 0-60 time is faster than the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, which sold five years ago for over three times the Model X P100D starting price of $135,500, and couldn't get your an your whole family up to Whistler for the weekend. For the record, the 100 kWh Ludicrous Model X will match or beat just about any Lamborghini out there. We'll give you a few seconds to let that sink in...

Source: Bloomberg