A Brave Soul Actually Went Off-Roading In A Tesla Model X

SUVs and crossovers may dominate the market but very few owners actually take these high-riding vehicles across any terrain other than tarmac and gravel. Fortunately, a bunch of guys from the Czech Republic decided to take a new-age SUV off-road. The SUV in question? A Tesla Model X.

As the Tesla Model X is sold as an SUV, it should be capable of coping in less-than-ideal conditions, but we’ve rarely come across videos showing the EV anywhere other than on perfectly-smooth roads.

During this Tesla’s off-road adventures, it was put to the test across rain-soaked dirt and mud which was quite the challenge for the SUV. On more than one occasion, the Tesla came close to getting stuck but the driver was able to push through and take the vehicle through terrain which it wouldn’t ordinarily face. Sure, the off-road course in this video doesn’t appear overly difficult for a vehicle with all-wheel drive but it’s still good to see a Model X get down and dirty.

For any Tesla Model X owners thinking of trying to repeat what’s seen in these videos, it’s worth keeping in mind that the SUV’s ride height would certainly limit it over some terrain. A Model X may be able to out-accelerate virtually any SUV on the planet but that doesn’t mean it can out-perform them when traveling off the beaten path.

Nevertheless, we have to commend the owner of this Tesla for sampling what the SUV is capable of. It takes a brave soul to take such a desirable and expensive vehicle into unfavorable conditions like these.

 

  • KAG25

    Did they put off-road tires on it?

    • Emoto

      Not from what I could see. Offroad tires would have helped a lot.

  • Ilbirs

    If the electric car becomes a viable thing (again, more range on a battery that can be charged in the same time you fill a tank and with more available recharge structures), off-roading with it will become something very doable in a two-motor setup and ride-height adjustable suspension. Instead of a low-range system, maximum torque since the beginning. Maybe a Model X, to be more in house when facing mud, would need locking differentials.

  • Sovereignty

    Looking forward to the Rivian which seems to be designed to go off road.

  • Adilos Nave

    Did you seriously just say the Model X is desirable? It’s expensive. You got that part right.

    • Finkployd

      It looks really sexy in this video i think

  • Paul

    I want to see what condition the undersides are in after that stunt.

  • Bo Hanan

    Let’s see it tread water.

  • MJack

    That is not a lot of suspension travel…

  • izzey04

    there’s a reason why he chose mud….soft

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