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Can a 2.5-tonne electric SUV beat a sports car over the 1/4-mile? Well, it's time to find out as the Tesla Design X Plaid takes on against the almighty Porsche 911 Turbo S!
So let's see how these two rivals compare. Starting with the Tesla, it's geared up with three electrical motors that combine to provide 1,020 hp and 1,420 Nm of torque. It's quite heavy, mind, tipping the scales at 2,464 kg, and a brand-new one will set you back around ₤ 127,000.
As for the Porsche, well on paper, it's significantly down on power, with its 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six able to produce 'simply' 650hp and 800Nm. However, it's likewise massively down on weight compared to the Tesla, weighing in at just 1,650 kg! Much like the Tesla it likewise has four-wheel drive, with the power being sent out to all 4 wheels by means of an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox. However, it's a reasonable bit more costly, can be found in at around ₤ 180,000.
So we currently understand the Porsche is an outright demon off the line, however will the combined power of 3 electrical motors move the Tesla to triumph?! There's only one method to learn … LET'S RACE!
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