Tesla Model X Plaid goes up against Lamborghini Huracan EVO in quarter-mile drag race

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Recently we have seen the Tesla Model X Plaid reach 60mph faster than advertised, and easily break the 10-second barrier in a quarter-mile drag race.

That last example wasn’t really a race since the electric SUV was alone on the track.

However the YouTube channel DragTimes has put the Model X Plaid up against the fastest Lamborghini currently in production to show just how quick the large and heavy family-hauling grocery-getting SUV actually is.

The Lamborghini in question is the Huracan EVO, which pumps out 640 horsepower from its 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V-10 engine.

That is considerably less than the Model X Plaid’s 1,020 horsepower, but the Huracan EVO is also significantly lighter at 3,530lbs, compared to the electric SUV at 5,390lbs.

That puts the two vehicles at almost identical power to weight ratios of 5.5lbs per horsepower for the Lambo and 5.3lbs per horsepower for the Model X Plaid.

In the first race, even though the Lamborghini gets a significant jump off the line, the lead is short lived. The Plaid overtakes it effortlessly, leaving it in the dust and completing the quarter-mile in 9.903 seconds at 144.84mph, compared to the Lambo’s time of 10.964 seconds at 129.55mph.

You will have to watch the video below to see how it does in race 2 (hint: not that differently).

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