Is the Tesla Model X P90D More Powerful than Model S P90D?
Being an SUV, it might seem that the Model X would be a slower car than the quarter-mile happy Model S sedan. After all, the newest Tesla is a little over 600 pounds heavier, has the same electric motors, and the same amount of power. But some new stats paint a different picture of the two electric vehicles. DragTimes decided to take a closer look at the two using the PowerTools app to stream and record the data. After running the two cars at Palm Beach International raceway, the numbers were eerily similar. The Model X ran 11.6 seconds at 116 mph, while the Model S ran 11.3 seconds at 116 mph. That narrow margin led to a 0-125 mph run, and a measured power output of each. The results are surprising. RELATED: See Photos of the 2016 Tesla Model X
The numbers show that the Model X has a higher max power output than its Model S sibling—and by a pretty fair chunk. The Model X had a power output of 491kW while the Model S came in at only 451kW. Converting this to terms we can all understand, that gives the Model X a 55-horsepower advantage. For reference, both cars were charged to 100% and utilized Max Battery Power.
So, we can see why the Model X is faster, but what's still a mystery is why Tesla isn't giving the same power to the Model S. There are reports that more recently built Model S P90D models with Ludicrous and later firmware have more power than earlier models, so that should be a solution for owners.
Still, for now, the Model X seems to be the most powerful Tesla on the block.
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