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.
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 Plaid||Porsche 992 Turbo S Coupe|
|Motors / Engine||Tri-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|
|Power||1,020 hp||910 whp|
|Torque||1,020 Nm||850 Nm|
|Weight||5,598 lbs (2,539 kg)||3,527 lbs (1,600 kg)|
|Transmission||Front (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|
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