Tesla’s Model X races a sportscar towing an 1800kg trailer
2017/12/01 Stuart Marsh
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has posted a video to Instagram in which he pitted an
all-electric Tesla Model X against an Alfa Romeo sportscar in a drag race 0
and the Model X wins.
That would be surprising enough – considering the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider can
do 0-100km.h in 4.5 seconds – but there's a catch: The Model X was towing
another Alfa Romeo 4C Spider when it did it.
With the weight of the supercar and the trailer combined, the Model X was
towing roughly 1800kg, well within its factory tow limit of 2500 kg.
Whether it's a carefully scripted piece of Tesla advertising or a legitimate
test, the footage is incredible considering the 4C Spider weighs 1700 kg
less than the Model X.
The 4C is no slouch either. With a 1750 cc turbocharged four-cylinder engine
and weighing just 850kg, it's got a top speed of 258 km/h and can out-pace a
Lamborghini in a straight line.
Musk declined to provide comment on Instagram other than the simple label of
"Racing video part 2".
"This wasn't a scientific race and we didn't use any testing equipment
because frankly we thought it was a really stupid idea," says the voiceover
in the clip.
"But the point here is that the Alfa 4C is a really, really fast car and the
Model X is so much faster that you have to put a 4,000-pound trailer on it
to make it as fast as a really fast car."
Retailing for around $300,000 by the time you factor in Australia's luxury
car tax, the Model X represents the pinnacle of electric vehicles available
With all-wheel drive thanks to an independent electric motor on each wheel,
the Model X can go from 0-100 km/h in 3.1 seconds and its 100 kWh battery
provides drivers with 565 kilometres of range.
[© 2017 Nine Digital]
WATCH: Tesla Model X absolutely embarrasses supercar in drag race while
towing another car
Dec 1, 2017 - Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, posted the video to his Instagram
account of the Model X towing a trailer carrying a car racing the Alfa
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