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Tesla Model X P90D Quicker To 100 MPH Than Model S P85D

Originally published on EV Obsession.

The Tesla Model X is the fastest production SUV out there, going by initial performance tests from Drag Times. According to these tests, the Model X P90D can do 0–60 mph in 3.17 seconds, and 0-100 mph in just 7.98 seconds — which means that it actually does a faster 0–100 mph time than the Model S P85D.

The version/configuration tested was a Founder’s Edition 2016 Tesla Model X P90D with the Ludicrous Mode upgrade, and a 7-seat configuration with “every option available.”

As noted in the coverage from Drag Times, “using the launch control feature, the Model X pulled over 1.1g to hit 0–60 MPH in just 3.17 seconds and 0–100 MPH in 7.98 seconds, making it the world’s quickest production SUV.” A reminder here… the Model X has a curb weight of 5,441 lbs.

While people have been focusing on the falcon doors as an example of a strong selling point for the Model X, it seems to me that the ridiculous (ludicrous, I know) acceleration would be more of one. What’s someone going to think when they see an SUV accelerate as fast as the one in the video above?

There’s really not much competition out there right now in that regard (in the SUV market) — and then when you add in the fact that it’s electric, add in the falcon doors, add in the huge windshield, add in the fancy air filtering system, etc… I have a hard time not seeing the Model X dominate the luxury SUV market in the same way that the Model S has dominated the luxury sedan market.

For more on how the Model X stacks up against other SUVs, see this post, or just this list:

Model 0–60 Time (seconds) Source
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 4.6 Car & Driver
Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.6 Car & Driver
Mercedes-Benz ML63S (aka GLE63S) 4.2 MBUSA
BMW X5 M 3.8 Car & Driver
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 3.8 Porsche USA
Tesla Model X P90D 3.8 Tesla
Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk 3.5 Jeep
Tesla Model X P90D Ludicrous 3.2 Tesla

(Tip of the hat to “fiksegts” on the Tesla Motors Club forum for this.)


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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.


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