Electric versus gas. We can predict the winner without even watching. Right?
Remember the video where the Tesla Model X smoked out three high-performance SUVs in a drag race? It was an obvious win for the electric super SUV right from the start but people were clamoring about the absence of one outrageously fast SUV – the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, or just Jeep Trackhawk for brevity.
Well, those "complaints" didn't fall on deaf ears as CarWow has found a way to drag race the Trackhawk against the Tesla Model X and the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63.
Now, as you have read on top of this page, it didn't end as some people expected. The Tesla Model X P100D still won the straight-line race, beating the Trackhawk by a hair. The AMG GLC 63? Never mind.
Now, let's check out the performance numbers here so we could understand what happened.
The Trackhawk produces 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque, coming from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine. We can all agree that these figures are audacious, but the Model X in its P100D performance version could churn out 772 hp that's partnered with instantaneous torque delivery. While the Trackhawk was a bit on the losing side when it comes to power outputs, it has an essential advantage against the Model X: it's lighter by 168 lbs or the weight of one small-built person.
We didn't bother to save you the excitement of knowing who the winner was, but you can watch the video above to see how the Tesla Model X beat the Trackhawk and the AMG GLC 63. There are a rolling drag race and brake test, as well, but as Mat Watson put it, only the drag race mattered.
We couldn't agree more.
You asked, we listened! Lining up against the Tesla Model X P100D and the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 is the 710hp Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk! We’ve seen the Model X P100D leave all competitors in its wake in previous drag races, but how will it fair against the Trackhawk? There’s only one way to find out… Let’s race!