Tesla Model X Plaid v Porsche 911 Turbo S: DRAG RACE

Thanks to Richard for joining us for the race: @RSEV
Thanks to for lending us their Tesla.

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 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 , 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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73 responses to “Tesla Model X Plaid v Porsche 911 Turbo S: DRAG RACE”

  1. carwow Avatar

    Who’s choosing the Tesla over the Porsche? 👀 VOTE BELOW!

    1. carwow Avatar

      VOTE: I’m taking the Porsche!

    2. carwow Avatar

      VOTE: Give me the Tesla!

    3. Matthew Norman Avatar
      Matthew Norman

      We need a Hyundai getz on carwow day 248

    4. Omar Aizaz Avatar
      Omar Aizaz


    5. Matthew Norman Avatar
      Matthew Norman

      Please carwow

  2. Versus Verse Avatar
    Versus Verse

    911 is masterpiece

    1. Luka Bošnjak Avatar
      Luka Bošnjak

      Engineering in Tesla is SciFi compared to the turbo S, watch any MunroLive video about plaid and you’ll understand (also Tesla was under 50% soc here)

    2. Happy Atheists! Avatar
      Happy Atheists!

      Modified beetle

    3. vikingnor h Avatar
      vikingnor h

      ​@Luka Bošnjakno its not

    4. Red Bull Racing Avatar
      Red Bull Racing

      ​@vikingnor hhe’s not wrong, I love that porsche but there’s no hiding that the Tesla has had a lot of engineering

  3. Da Bomb Avatar
    Da Bomb

    Using a vacuum for the tesla revving was too funny 😂😂

    1. P J Avatar
      P J

      It’s funnier that the Porsche actually sounds like a vacuum cleaner

    2. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      What about using a Jet Propelled Twin Turbo on a Porsche 911 GT3?

    3. Anders Termansen Avatar
      Anders Termansen

      that is because electric cars are not real cars

    4. Reiziel Hasya Avatar
      Reiziel Hasya

      Props to the editor 🔥🔥

    5. Richard Corns Avatar
      Richard Corns

      ​@P JTrue 😂

  4. Average Xennpai Avatar
    Average Xennpai

    That 2nd and 3rd launch on Matt was so perfect

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Matt luckily didnt jumped it.

    2. Lee Avatar

      @Purwanti Allan – he didn’t but he reaction time was better. The Tesla is clearly the faster car however Matt’s reaction time was far, far better. If Matt drove the Tesla it would have been a one sided event.

    3. Liviu Rosca Avatar
      Liviu Rosca

      Don’t forget that Matt get the best time for the Rimac Nevera. 🙂

    4. Corban T. Avatar
      Corban T.

      ​@Lee I think you’re underestimating the launch of a 911…

    5. hdp655 Avatar

      That masterpiece of a flat 6 every time!!

  5. RS7 Avatar

    What Porsche did with the 911 turbo S is truly extraordinary. A masterpiece.

    1. MatteoFitness Avatar

      Misplaced comment on a video where it lost to an SUV.

    2. Frederik Googel Avatar
      Frederik Googel

      @MatteoFitness barely, with almost double the bhp. Most non electric cars would fare much much worse. Also, drag racing is the only thing this suc can do. Test them in corners that will be funny to watch

    3. Philipp Köpf Avatar
      Philipp Köpf

      ​@MatteoFitnessmisplaced comment on a Video that showed a Car with almost half the horse Power Beating an electric Car in a drag race

    4. Hanics Avatar

      @MatteoFitness against an SUV with over 1000 horsepower. Of course it’s gonna pull away in a roll, what did you expect? If you put the 2,5 ton Tesla on a track or curvy road against the Turbo S, it’ll lose.

  6. mojofilter96 Avatar

    Mat’s side eye to the camera after 2nd launch is just brilliant 😂

    1. Syed Safiullah Hussaini Avatar
      Syed Safiullah Hussaini

      criminal offensive side eye

    2. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      I approve it.😂

    3. xavier hunte Avatar
      xavier hunte


    4. Liquid Avatar

      Reminded me of the glare in Mario Kart when you pass someone

  7. Blazing Lino Avatar
    Blazing Lino

    911 constant 10.2 quarter mile time throughout the videos is amazing

    1. Miitri Korpelainen Avatar
      Miitri Korpelainen

      It’s done a 10.1 on this channel before

    2. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      The Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta WRC 2010 can do 8.18 seconds quarter mile time.

    3. Geno Geno Avatar
      Geno Geno

      ​@Purwanti Allan how old are you

  8. John McMahon Avatar
    John McMahon

    So much respect for this current gen Turbo S…. Its a masterpiece.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      No doubt.

    2. Mayank Singh Avatar
      Mayank Singh

      An SUV (which costs significantly less) can win drag race against 911 turbo S 😂🤣

    3. Lucas´s Garage Avatar
      Lucas´s Garage

      ​@Mayank Singhnope, the porche won with less power

    4. hassy g Avatar
      hassy g

      yeh up against a cheaper suv lol

    5. Lucas´s Garage Avatar
      Lucas´s Garage

      @hassy g I love the way Tesla fanboys compare cars, if the Tesla won but someone argues that the other car is cheaper you go like “doesn’t matter, it’s better” now that a porche wins you go like “oh but is 40k more”

  9. JulliaStark Avatar

    With 650hp, very precise it is! They sure fine tuned it to the perfection

    1. Bill Clinton Avatar
      Bill Clinton

      First sidemen now car wow 😭

    2. Schweinebär Avatar

      Yeah Exactly that’s it.
      What they Put in this Car is Perfection.

    3. Wazebi Avatar

      Its not tuned it launches stock like that.

    4. Mayank Singh Avatar
      Mayank Singh

      Look at the price difference once.

    5. Gobble Avatar

      @Wazebi hes talking about Porsche, they fine tuned the Turbo S to make it what it is now

  10. Julia Fenix Avatar
    Julia Fenix

    Mad respect. This guy literally gives the most goosebumped episodes. I love this one

    1. Adnan Saeed Avatar
      Adnan Saeed

      Please guys dont like this bot’s comments its a stolen comment

  11. Johan Rehnstrom Avatar
    Johan Rehnstrom

    Can you guys imagine how fast the next version of the 911 will be!?

    1. bahae eddine Avatar
      bahae eddine

      can you imagine how fast the next version of tesla will be ?

    2. Adrenaline Junkie Avatar
      Adrenaline Junkie

      Or a tuned 911 with equal power to the Tesla.

    3. TehHitmarker Avatar

      @bahae eddine Slow af?

    4. Poop Poop Avatar
      Poop Poop

      @adrenalinejunkie3828  like engines will ever reach that level, lol

  12. Jamie Smith Avatar
    Jamie Smith

    The torque at high speed in the newest Teslas is insane. Huge kudos to motor and battery research and development!

    1. 1 Someone64 Avatar
      1 Someone64

      And the brakes???

    2. Kronos Avatar

      Still dead inside

    3. NotYourTypicalFarah Avatar

      ​@Kronosturbo s sounds like trash so not much difference lmao

    4. Kronos Avatar

      @NotYourTypicalFarah I’d rather have some feeling than none

  13. Lightningmaster Avatar

    Engineers at Tesla probably had this race exactly in their minds when they planned the specs for the Plaid.

    1. Hassan Ger Avatar
      Hassan Ger

      Yet, it still lost to the 911

    2. Bornardo Coric Avatar
      Bornardo Coric

      @Hassan Gerconsidering it’s a 2.5 ton suv it shouldn’t really be surprising. What is surprising is that this is even a race. A 3 row suv vs a 911 and it’s close🤯

    3. bh25jay Avatar

      ​@Hassan Gertesla could do this with full 7 people inside…compared to the 911 sounds funny…

    4. Lachlan T Avatar
      Lachlan T

      @Hassan Ger With 40% soc. So… not a fair race.

  14. TT Versus Avatar
    TT Versus

    Every single time that Porsche launch amaze me.Its an engineering masterpiece,just awesome!!

  15. gwolks Avatar

    Although it’s quite a simple calculation to do on your own, I think showing the bhp/tonne figure of the cars you guys are comparing will be a very nice stat to have (especially in races when you have many cars).

  16. Stephan Buchin Avatar
    Stephan Buchin

    The Turbo S must be one of the few ICE cars that can lift off as fast as an electric car. Impressive.

  17. Vi Althans Avatar
    Vi Althans

    Lol, would’ve liked to see it again with the Plaid at a higher SOC than 40%

  18. Cesar A Avatar
    Cesar A

    Nah, that grin at 5:10 when Matt knew he was absolutely right about timing the launch better took me out haha! Another excellent, entertaining video! The 911 Turbo S never fails to impress me.

  19. Matt H Avatar
    Matt H

    Irrespective of how this turned out I’d wanna be in the 911 any day of the week 😍

  20. london651 Avatar

    That second launch was a thing of beauty had to rewatch it a couple times. That side eye grin was soo authentic, such a good feeling when you get it clean like that

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