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    • SUV drag and roll races - Tesla Model X P100D vs. Lamborghini Urus vs. Mercedes-AMG G63 vs. Range Rover Sport SVR

      Carwow brings us four SUV's but not the four fastest on the market. This would be much more interesting with a Jeep Trackhawk in place of the Range Rover and the smaller Mercedes-AMG GLC63 taking the place of the brick shaped G-Wagon.


      It is what it is though and we get to see just how quick the Tesla Model X P100D in Ludicrous mode is off the line. It's definitely hard to beat from a stop and runs an 11.3 in the 1/4 mile.

      It is followed by the Urus with a relatively weak 11.9. You just expect more from a 650 horsepower twin turbo Lamborghini SUV.

      The G63 considering it is 5600+ pounds and as already stated shaped like a brick does an impressive 12.3 pass. The Range Rover Sport SVR shows it powerplant is desperately in need of an update with a 12.9 pass.

      Carwow does a rolling race next and finally figures out to put cars in the right gear. The Tesla will just run away as it has one gear if they wait for an idiotic kickdown as they do in other videos.

      Regardless, the Tesla wins yet again. In reality, on the street, you won't run into a P100D Model S or X ready to go in Ludicrous mode.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: SUV drag and roll races - Tesla Model X P100D vs. Lamborghini Urus vs. Mercedes-AMG G63 vs. Range Rover Sport SVR started by Sticky View original post
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      1. PianoProdigy's Avatar
        PianoProdigy -
        I don’t race on the street, but I drive the car in Ludicrous mode all the time as does my wife who has never nor ever would go WOT. The car drives normally in Ludicrous mode until you need the power, and then it’s there. Now, enabling “max battery power” is something one has to do since it resets, but that is not required to run a 1/4 mile time that would be comparable to this. It does need to be enabled for the car to go into launch mode, but it doesn’t have to be fully “warmed up” to launch.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PianoProdigy Click here to enlarge
        I don’t race on the street, but I drive the car in Ludicrous mode all the time as does my wife who has never nor ever would go WOT. The car drives normally in Ludicrous mode until you need the power, and then it’s there. Now, enabling “max battery power” is something one has to do since it resets, but that is not required to run a 1/4 mile time that would be comparable to this. It does need to be enabled for the car to go into launch mode, but it doesn’t have to be fully “warmed up” to launch.
        I guess I don't really understand. You can go into ludicrous mode right away?
      1. PianoProdigy's Avatar
        PianoProdigy -
        Yes, ludicrous is the most powerful driving mode and it can be set and left on. Technically, for the car to make the most power, you have to also enable “max battery power” which allows the battery to get warmer than normal resulting in less efficiency but more power discharge potential. Once max battery is enabled, it takes 20 minutes at normal temps to reach full temp. I’ve never experimented with the real timed difference in acceleration but I would guess it would be good for a tenth or two in the quarter, at best. Otherwise, the car is “ready” in ludicrous mode by default and in my case with a P90D would run a high 11 even without max battery enabled. I’ve run 11.6 as my best pass and the car is obviously not affected by DA and a prepped drag strip probably hurts times since the car never spins unless it’s soaking wet.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PianoProdigy Click here to enlarge
        you have to also enable “max battery power” which allows the battery to get warmer than normal resulting in less efficiency but more power discharge potential. Once max battery is enabled, it takes 20 minutes at normal temps to reach full temp.
        Ok, now I get it.

        I held off a Model S P100D fairly easily and was wondering if it was in ludicrous or not. I may never know.
      1. PianoProdigy's Avatar
        PianoProdigy -
        In what car? From a stop? From a roll, they aren’t nearly as impressive with power falling off hard after 60.

        Also keep in mind that the more the battery is discharged, the slower the car will get, so that can affect things too. A Tesla from a stop is pretty hard to beat on the street if it’s actually racing, though of course, hardly “unbeatable.”
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PianoProdigy Click here to enlarge
        In what car? From a stop? From a roll, they aren’t nearly as impressive with power falling off hard after 60.
        Stop and roll, Porsche 991.2 Carrera. Upgraded of course.