Despite its recurring problems, no one can deny that the 2017 Tesla Model X is a beast in many aspects. The most impressive one is its performance, or specifically how quick it is compared to its gas-driven, high-power peers.
The 100kWh battery recently introduced for the Model X and Model S make for some mouthwatering 0-60mph numbers. While the Model S P100D, at 2.5 seconds, loses out to the Porsche 918 Spyder and Ferrari LaFerrari, the Model X is second to none.
And it’s not even a close contest. The all-electric SUV dashes to 60mph from a standstill in 2.9 seconds, ahead of second-spot Porsche Cayenne Turbo that clocks in at 3.8 seconds. That’s a gap of 0.9 seconds, or nearly 25 percent.
Tied at third and fourth spot for the world’s quickest SUVs are the Bentley Bentayga and BMW X6 M at 4.0 seconds. Compared to the $230,000 Bentayga, the Model X costs only $135,500, though that’s pricier than the Cayenne Turbo and BMW X6 M at $116,500 and $102,200 respectively.