Is It “Ludicrous” To Think A Model X P90D Can Beat A McLaren?

While we have seen flagship Tesla models such as the Model S P90D or the Model X P90D go up against genuine supercars, the McLaren 650S is a whole different beast.

As a matter of fact, the 650S faced the Model S P85D with its ‘Insane Mode’ last summer and absolutely demolished it. The only time the Tesla was ahead was during launch when its instant torque helped it take the lead for a few seconds.

This, however, is a 1/4 mile drag race and the 650 PS, 678 Nm (500 lb-ft) supercar has plenty of room to dig its way out of a hole, should the P90D Model X be able to take the lead.

Without giving anything away, we will tell you that the drivers do multiple starts, both with and without Launch Control, and that the drag racing itself starts off around the 4:18 minute mark.

Since it started making its rounds on YouTube, the Model X P90D has fought a Ferrari F430 Spider and a Model S sibling. The Ferrari stood little chance, and this video here is sort of the sequel – because readers complained that the F430 was too old and too slow for the Tesla.


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