A Model X takes on a Lamborghini Aventador in a series of drag and rolling races.
We’ve seen the Model X compete in a few interesting matchups and usually defeat whatever SUV it’s stacked against. But we haven’t seen it try to compete with a genuine supercar before, and we think it may have finally met its match.
This matchup is actually a rematch from last week’s Lamborghini Urus versus Model X video where the Urus got thoroughly stomped. Yi4nny, or Yiannimize on YouTube, needed to regain his pride by teaching the Model X an important lesson: not every race can be won thanks to the instant torque of an electric motor.
On paper, the Model X doesn’t stand a chance. The Lamborghini Aventador LP740-4 S comes with a 6.5-L naturally aspirated V12 that produces 730 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is about the same as the Model X--roughly 2.9 seconds--but the Aventador has a top speed of 217 mph while the Model X tops out at just 155 mph.
The Aventador also weighs nearly a full ton less than the Model X as well.
In their first race, a standard drag race, the Lamborghini simply destroys the Model X. Both get good starts, but then the Aventador pulls away. The Model X seems to maintain its pace with the Lambo at the midway point, but then the Aventador’s greater speed simply lets it walk away from the Model X, finishing a quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds compared to the Model X’s 11.3 seconds.
The Model X fared slightly better in the rolling races but still lost both times. In the rolling race starting from 50 mph, the Model X was able to gain a slight lead off the line, but then the Aventador hit 4th gear and sped off into the distance. On the 30 mph race things were a little better for the Model X, able to maintain its lead to 110 mph or so, but once again the Aventador was victorious.
In the real world, the Model X is the vastly superior car thanks to far greater storage and the ability to reach speed limits almost instantly, but in the world of racing it’s hard to beat a big V12-powered supercar.