Watch Tesla Model X P100D Race Lamborghini Aventador

NOV 17 2018 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 18

It’s a battle between an electric SUV and a gas supercar.

This most unlikely of matchups is only because the Tesla Model X P100D has crushed everything else thrown its way, so why not pit it against a vehicle that shouldn’t be beaten?

That’s precisely what the team at CarWow has done here, but is the result what you’d expect?

A big ol’ family-hauling Tesla SUV should be blown away by the Lamborghini Aventador, right? Well, without spoiling the excitement, we’ll just say the matchup is closer than one might expect.

And we should point out there have been several other Tesla versus Aventador races in the past and most had the opposite result.

Video description:

It’s petrol vs electric for our latest drag race! The Model X P100D has left all other competitors in its wake when it’s taken part in previous drag races, but how will it fare when it goes up against a 740hp Aventador S? There’s only one way to find out… Let’s race!

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18 Comments on "Watch Tesla Model X P100D Race Lamborghini Aventador"

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a model S would have been slightly more evenly matched with an aventador.

They should run these races from real world conditions (like at a stop light), which is from idle for the ICE. As the Lambo owner pointed out, the electric is always ready to go, instant torque. What’s always left out is the prep time it takes an ICE to get ready before launch.

Like the guy in the Tesla points out, performance ICE cars risk breaking (clutch) every time they launch at max RPM. For electrics, it’s just another day at the office.

What are you talking about? You don’t have to launch an ICE from idle at a stoplight.

Furthermore, Ludicrous mode takes just as long or longer to prep than most ICE’s “launch mode”. Just google “Porsche Turbo S Launch Mode,” for example. You push “Sport Plus”, then you step on the brake, then the gas. The car launches upon brake release. It takes ~5 seconds… easily accomplished at a stoplight.

I’m totally onboard with EV acceleration being easy and uneventful… I’ve owned 3… but ICE don’t have to launch from idle at stoplights (even without launch mode), and their launch modes are often LESS complicated and time consuming than Tesla’s, not more.

What are YOU talking about? You put a Tesla in ‘Ludicrous’ mode the first time you get in it and simply drive around.

Do this, sit with any ICE car at a stoplight with your foot on the brake and wait for the light to change. Then accelerate and time your 0-60. That’s called ‘normal driving’. Bet it ain’t the same as launching. My point is to compare both EV against ICE in ‘normal’ driving conditions.

Drive around in a Porsche and use both the brake and gas at every stop. Then see how long your Porsche lasts. It will go from ‘brake’ to ‘break.’

“Ludicrous mode takes just as long or longer to prep than most ICE’s.” Hahahaha! That’s the best one I’ve heard yet.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

Meh.

Hahaha! Good morning Trollnonymous!

The issue is no matter how fast the Tesla is they still look terrible in my opinion, every model looks like an egg rolling down the road with no real design. And how often are you really needing to get from 0 to 60 in under 3 seconds? It’s just not necessary.

Sounds like a Prius is for you then. WAY better looking than a Tesla, and also super slow.

Sour grapes

That Lambo dude is so annoying. Why didn’t they put a Model S in this race to make it a bit more even?

I would like to see the Roadster vs. Lamborghini. See how that plays out

I cant wait for roadster…

Tesla has only 1 gear set to go from 0mph to 150mph. The lower fixed gear set helps in the begining but is a total drag as you go faster. Imagine if it had even 1 more gear set to go from 60mph up. Lambo would be dust !

The $250k Roadster would be a better challenge for the $400k Lambo.

where is the model s pd100 in super lud ??

How far is the race?

Awesome race loved. Tesla won both every race on gas and green

The Teslas look to have great pull right up to around 95 mph(153 kph) then they taper off rather dramatically. Another gear would solve that, but that would make the car less efficient.