There is just something incredibly satisfying about seeing all-electric cars standing toe-to-toe with vehicles that are designed optimally for speed and performance. Take a recent 4-way drag race featuring the Tesla Model X P100D and the Lamborghini Urus, the Mercedes-AMG G63, and the Range Rover Sport SVR, for example. With such a lineup of vehicles, the matchup is nothing short of the ultimate SUV drag race.
Among the Model X P100D’s opponents, the Lamborghini Urus is arguably the most interesting. The vehicle, after all, is an SUV built by one of the world’s most radical supercar makers. Equipped with a 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine that produces 641 bhp, the Urus has supercar DNA flowing through its veins. This is evident in the SUV’s design, its sound, and its daunting stance. The Lamborghini Urus looks fast, and it is fast, capable of going from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds.
The Mercedes-AMG G63, on the other hand, is pretty much an off-roader that has no business of being as fast as it is. Keeping with tradition, Mercedes-AMG kept the G63’s traditional boxy frame, giving the vehicle the appearance of a serious off-road vehicle, but compromising the SUV’s aerodynamics. Despite this, though, the Mercedes-AMG G63 is quick. Propelled forward by its 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that makes 563 hp, the German-made monster SUV could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is also a traditional SUV that just happens to be incredibly fast. Equipped with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that produces 575 hp, the British-made SUV is capable of hitting 60 mph in as little as 4.3 seconds. With all its muscle and surprising performance, Car and Driver even joked that the Range Rover Sport SVR is a vehicle that almost defies physics.
While the Lamborghini Urus, the Mercedes-AMG G63, and the Range Rover Sport SVR are formidable, the Tesla Model X P100D boasts impressive specs on its own. The seven-seater SUV is equipped with a 100 kWh battery and dual electric motors that produce a combined 772 hp. Thanks to the instant torque provided by its electric motors, the Model X P100D is capable of a supercar-beating 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds.
So what happens when Silicon Valley’s quickest SUV competes against the best of Germany, Italy, and Britain’s fastest SUVs? As it turns out, the Model X P100D does well — very, very well. The vehicles engaged each other in a classic drag race and a rolling race, and in both times, the Model X P100D came out on top. In the first race alone, the P100D immediately dropped the Urus hard, overtaking the beast from Italy off the line. At the end of the race, the Model X P100D completed the quarter mile in 11.3 seconds. The Lamborghini Urus ran the race in 11.9 seconds, while the Mercedes-AMG G63 crossed the quarter-mile mark in 12.3 seconds. The Range Rover Sport SVR was last, crossing the finish line in 12.9 seconds.
What is rather interesting is that the Model X P100D completely walked all over its opponents despite having only 186 miles of range left. That’s around 64% of its battery. Considering that Tesla’s electric cars perform better when their batteries are fully charged, the Model X P100D actually ended up dominating the 4-way ultimate SUV drag race on a handicap.
The Model X P100D has a long list of drag race victims under its belt. Earlier this year, the all-electric SUV also dominated one of America’s fastest SUVs — the 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat-powered Jeep Trackhawk. Just like the Lamborghini Urus, the Trackhawk was hailed as a massive SUV that is as fast as it looks. When faced with the Model X P100D, though, the vehicle proved inadequate to topple the seven-seater SUV.
Watch carwow’s 4-way ultimate SUV battle in the video below.