In a recent YouTube video, DragTimes pit the Tesla Model X Plaid against the quickest Porsche in production at the moment, the Porsche 992 Turbo S, in a good old-fashioned drag race. But there’s catch: the Tesla raced the quarter mile while carrying six passengers, driver included.
The Model X Plaid is supposed to be a large family car that can also leave most vehicles in the dust. Something that packs a punch but you can also go grocery shopping in, and DragTimes put that to the test.
The Porsche 992 Turbo S delivers 640 horsepower and features an all-wheel drive (AWD) configuration at an MSRP of $245,000 USD. The 2022 Model X Plaid, on the other hand, churns out 1,020 horsepower with its tri-motor, AWD setup at a sticker price of $124,000.
With just the driver in the car, the Model X Plaid is capable of going 0-60 mph in an impressive 2.3 seconds and booking the 1/4 mile down a drag strip in just 9.7 seconds. Having another five people in the car would obviously affect those numbers.
Not enough for the Tesla to lose the drag race, though. In fact, the Model X Plaid beat the Porsche down the drag strip twice, posting a 1/4 mile time of 10.326 seconds on the first pass and 10.367 seconds on the second. The 992 Turbo S, on the other hand, never even broke 10.4 seconds.
In a previous video, DragTimes heralded the Model X Plaid as the quickest and most powerful SUV in the world.
Check out the full video from DragTimes below:
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