The Tesla Model X Plaid has established itself as the fastest SUV in the world. According to the first tests, it offers performance superior to that promised by the American brand.
Last June, Tesla unveiled the Model S Plaid, a sedan that stands out as the most powerful Tesla, with a triple electric motor of 1020 horsepower, allowing it to reach a top speed of 320 km/ h. It also has record acceleration: less than 2 seconds to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour (95 km/h).
Very quickly, drivers pushed the performance of the car to its limits. The Tesla Model S Plaid soon set speed records. On a straight track in particular, the electric car reached 100 km/h in just 1.99 seconds, a record for a sedan. On the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany, it covered just over 20 km in 7 minutes and 30 seconds.
The Tesla Model X version Plaid breaks a record
After the records of the Plaid S, it’s the turn of the Tesla Model X to show what it has in the belly. The car brand indeed offers a Plaid version of his SUV. This performance-oriented version offers 536 km of autonomy and the passage from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds.
“With the most power and fastest acceleration of any SUV, the Model X Plaid is the most capable SUV ever produced. Model X powertrains, combined with a new battery architecture, can deliver immediate torque at any speed”explains Tesla on its official website.
The assertions of the American brand are confirmed during the first tests. The first units of the Tesla Model X Plaid are indeed arrived at dealerships in the United States. The Vehicle-Virgins YouTube channel was able to test the performance of the vehicle and the results are amazing.
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The car is able to go from go from 0 to 0.96 km/h in just 2.3 seconds. That’s slightly better (by two seconds) than what Tesla promises. As promised, the firm has developed the fastest SUV in the world. The first deliveries in Europe are not expected for several months.