Watch how Tesla Model X Plaid electric SUV defeats a highly modified Porsche 992 Turbo S Coupe on a dragstrip



You might be wondering — what business a luxury family SUV has on a dragstrip, especially against a significantly smaller Porsche sports car. But actually, the Porsche 992 Turbo S has a score to settle, and the Tesla Model X Plaid welcomes it with an open heart.

In a previous attempt, Tesla Model X Plaid won a drag race over this Porsche 992 Turbo S Coupe with a low state of charge (SoC) and 6 people sitting inside. However, at the time, the Porsche was completely stock with ~641 hp of power against Model X’s 1,020 hp.

Now the Porsche 992 Turbo S has returned to regain its honor. And this time, the Porsche is loaded with some tuner modifications under the hood turning it into a 1,000+ hp ICE beast.

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These new modifications and tuning give the nimble Porsche some extreme powers like a 0-60 mph time of around 2.5 seconds (can be seen in Dragy calculations during the drag racing video below).

While the Porsche 992 Turbo S engine is amped-up for more than 1,000 hp, the actual power delivered to the wheels is around 910 whp (wheel horsepower).

Tesla Model X on the other hand is completely stock. But this time, there is only one passenger in the car instead of 6 — and it’s charged to 94% SoC. However, both the Plaid Model X and Model S can deliver consistent launches even at low SoC.

Being a large electric SUV, Tesla Model X Plaid is around 37% heavier compared to this modified Porsche 992 Turbo S Coupe. A fair disadvantage in a straight line 1/4 mile drag race. But Tesla’s engineering precision and raw power of the battery pack delivered to the motors make up for that.

With all those modifications, Porsche 992 Turbo S also costs more than double the price of a Tesla Model X Plaid. But still, the Model X Plaid wins this race.

Let’s take a look at some performance specs and price comparisons between the two opponents in the following table before enjoying the video. Do post your expressions in the comments section below.

 Tesla Model X PlaidPorsche 992 Turbo S Coupe
Motors / EngineTri-Motor (AC permanent magnet synchronous motor,
carbon-fiber-wrapped carbon-fiber-wrapped rotor, liquid-cooled, with variable frequency drive (2x motors in the rear))
3.7L Flat 6 Twin Turbo + tuned by M-Engineering, Upgraded Turbos, Filters, Exhaust, Intercoolers, Race Fuel
Power1,020 hp910 whp
Torque1,020 Nm850 Nm
Weight5,598 lbs (2,539 kg)3,527 lbs (1,600 kg)
TransmissionFront (Single speed fixed gear, 7.5:1. Enhanced lubrication),
Rear (Independent single-speed fixed gear, 7.5:1. Dry sump lubrication)
8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT)
Acceleration (0-60 mph)2.5s~2.5s
Price (MSRP est.)$109,990$255,000
Table: Specs comparison of a Tesla Model X Plaid vs. modified Porsche 992 Turbo S Coupe. Data sources: Manufacturer specs, DragTimes / YouTube.

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Related: Tesla Model X Plaid goes drag racing against the fastest ICE SUVs — Urus Performante, Cayenne Turbo GT, BMW X5M, AMG GLE 63 S

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Video: Drag racing battle between a Tesla Model X Plaid and a tuned Porsche 992 Turbo S Coupe.


Iqtidar Ali
Iqtidar Ali
Iqtidar has been writing about Tesla, Elon Musk, and EVs for more than 3 years on, many of his articles have been republished on CleanTechnica and InsideEVs, maintains a healthy relationship with the Tesla community across the Social Media sphere. You can reach him on Twitter @IqtidarAlii

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