A Model X P90D with Ludicrous speed option has been undergoing miscellaneous testing by DragTimes, and videos show it’s good for 0-60 mph with family on board in 3.3 seconds, 3.1 seconds with driver only, and 0-100 came in 7.987 seconds.
For a crossover weighing north of 5,000 pounds to clock 100 mph south of 8 seconds is quite the feat and compares favorably to high-end sports cars.
Acceleration runs are of course subject to variables including driver skill, tire grip and launch conditions, so comparing one car’s best time against another’s is not an absolute gauge, but the sub-8 second run puts Tesla’s family car in elite territory.
Cars that have been clocked at 7.9 seconds to 100 mph include the 2006 Chevy Corvette ZO6 and Jaguar XJ220 supercar.
The Model X also beats another quick car – Tesla’s own Model S in P85D trim with Insane mode option which only last year was Tesla’s quickest before the 90s started coming out with Ludicrous.
In the videos is a Founders edition Model X, and being fully loaded it does also cost like an upper echelon sports car, and these may run above $145,000 and into the 150s.
So who needs this much quickness? Ultimately that’s the buyer’s prerogative, but a few benefits come to mind.
The value could include entertaining your family without having to pay for tickets to an amusement park, impressing friends, embarrassing Nissan GTRs which get off to a bad start at stoplights, or running the kids to soccer practice in record time.
Or, other reasons exist, including Tesla delivering a car which casts positive attention – in many cases – on electric cars.