Tesla Model X Hits Autobahn For High-Speed Run: Video

FEB 21 2019 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 9

Let’s go super fast in an SUV. Said nobody…ever.

Well, we’re still gonna give it a shot, even though it makes almost no sense at all.

The Tesla Model X electric SUV is known for its amazing quickness, but what’s it like at very high speeds? Like at 150 MPH?

Find out here in this video featuring the Tesla Model X out on the Autobahn. It comes to us courtesy of AutoTopNL, a YouTube channel that prefers screaming exhaust. You won’t find that here. Instead, it’s serene and quiet in the Model X even at this super high rate of speed.

Video description:

TESLA MODEL X 100D – 240km/h AUTOBAHN POV by AutoTopNL

Auto-Top is an honest and pure car filming and testing company.

We’re not interested in eco & green (unless it’s like, really superfast). Screaming exhausts, whining superchargers and blowing turbo’s is what we want to hear! We review all sorts of performance cars.

In the different playlists you can enjoy exhaust sounds, acceleration tests (0-100, 0-200) with launch control, onboard cams and the revving sound of each car. Exotic cars, hothatches, power sedans. We have it all!

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9 Comments on "Tesla Model X Hits Autobahn For High-Speed Run: Video"

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Yeah, yeah, I know. “Please Do Not Feed The Trolls”. Call me a sucker. Data on driving at 150 mph was scarce; I have used 75 mph instead. Air drag increases as the cube of the speed, which means a dramatic increase in fuel usage. The aerodynamics of the vehicles are not the same — the Model X is about 0.24, while the Macan is about 0.36. The Tesla X P100D gets about 216 miles of range ( https://model3ownersclub.com/threads/tesla-model-s-x-3-range-at-55-60-65-70-75-80-mph.5496/ ) if driven at 75 mph (463 wH/mile). which works out to about 2 hours and 50 minutes of driving. The cost to fully charge a X P100D at home is in the region of US $13.50; filling up at a SuperCharger station is closer to US $30. The Porsche Macan S Turbo holds 19.8 gallons of gasoline (about 752 kWh of energy) at an advertised ‘up to’ 25 miles per gallon. That is a bit lower at 75 mph ( https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/driveHabits.jsp ) — more like 22.6 mpg (1681 wH/mile). This works out to 448 miles if driven at 75 mph, 6 hours or so of driving. The cost to fill up the Macan with ‘at home’ charging at US $0.135… Read more »

The Video was ruined by Adverts for another video of the AMG C63 blocking a good part of the screen. Doh!

IMHO, a lot of the quietness is down to the road surface. You notice this more in an EV than in an ICE powered vehicle.

Another Euro point of view

I love the large window area which Tesla’s do have, I really had an issue with that with the Audi I had, their letter box style window openings, as if those cars are designed for people that are scared of the outside world. Range rover Evoque also has this issue.

It’s nice to see that they’ve appropriately set the vehicle’s tire pressure, and indeed monitored it. It may not be of concern for this single high speed acceleration and deceleration, but presumably they did a bit more with the vehicle that day than this single event presented in the video.

Why do people keep using the wrong expression “high rate of speed” when they really mean “high speed”? It’s wrong because a rate of speed is a speed **change** or acceleration/deceleration. I speculate the need to appear educated and knowledgeable is behind making this mistake. Also some people use it because they’ve heard others use it and don’t question its accuracy.

People are stupid in general. Think of average IQ which isn’t very high and imagine that approximately half of the population is below that.

which is outrageously scary

whoa.
Last time I went that fast was in a porsche back in mid 70s.
Back then the highways allowed something like 100 mph, but when in a 911… just have to.

why would you say that?