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Blog Tesla Model X Takes Title as World's Quickest SUV

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    The Tesla Model X is now the quickest SUV in the world.

    A video posted on the YouTube channel DragTimes shows a Model X hit a 1/4 mile time of 11.418 seconds at 117.95 mph. The Model X P100D with Ludicrous enabled was only charged to 73% at the beginning of the race.

    What’s more, the Model X managed to beat a Lamborghini Aventador SV. Check out the video above.
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    Great video. Full charge run should drop the time to 11.3 and 119mph. Looking forward to that post.
     
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    Noob here, please forgive my ignorance. Why would performance on a full charge differ when the battery is at 74%. I did a search and saw something about battery temperature.
    Can you please shed some light on this?
     
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    The battery can deliver more current (amps) to the motor(s) when it is at a higher state of charge. More current = more (horse)power.
     
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    the 2nd half of that video has a Model S drag racing it is clear the driver of S was asleep at the wheel at start.
     
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    This is still a bit of an oversimplification, but to elaborate a little bit: Let's say your P100D Model X has a 193 kW front motor and a 375 kW rear motor (I believe those numbers are correct). Combined, for maximum power output (Wide open throttle), you would need to provide 193+375 = 568kW of power (That is.. 568,000 watts). Since the P100D's battery pack operates at nominally 400V DC, you would need to provide 568000/400 = 1420Amps of current to achieve maximum power.

    You can see some "real world data" in this thread here:
    https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/posts/1736792/

    It's not quite linear, but generally you get approx 3% less performance for every 10% lower SoC is.
     
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    I think this is more about Brooks being an amazing driver than the MS driver being deficient. I think Brooks would make any of us look bad (am still hoping he will take my XP100D out there and turn in a new world record - Brooks if you are listening, I'm in Jupiter and Jason knows how to get ahold of me - ;)).

    For those that don't know, that red MX is our own Racerx22b.
     
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    That is a damn good looking SUV!!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks for breaking it down and the link. Now that makes a lot of sense.
     
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    SO true!
     
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    My real world experience at the drag strip is the best times are achieved with a SOC between 89% and 94%. Anything higher did not produce faster times.
     
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    We plan to go back soon and run it again. The superchargers at WPB were garbage that day. I changed chargers 3x trying to get max charge rate. It kept dropping down to 50kW with nobody on a paired charger. Even when I was below 100miles of range.

    At some point I gave up and drove to track once I hit 90%. The first run the car was at 81-82%.

    We actually raced the Lambo twice and won both times. Brooks drove my MX each time.

    I did a run later that night (my first ever pass) at around 70% charge against a Z06 and even with my .782 (pathetic) reaction time I still drove around the vette with no problem.
     
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    Hope this isn't too off-topic, but does anyone have advice for a first-timer on the drag strip? I'm going this weekend to the street legals at auto club dragway.

    Check in starts at 7 and races start at 9. There's a supercharger about 5 miles away so my plan is to turn on max battery power when I leave the house, get there a little early, and charge to 100% before I check in. I already have my own helmet from previous track days on my old car.

    I have a gopro. Any suggestions on best ways to mount it to capture my runs? Any iphone apps that are useful?

    Also, I've never used launch mode before (too dangerous on city streets, imo), but I'll have to find a safe place and try it at least once before hand so I know how to use it. any suggestions on most effectively using launch mode?
     
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    Yawn. Yet another Tesla beating an exotic in a quarter mile drag race. I'm still waiting for a production EV that can handle a lap or two on a road course without going into limp mode. Any performance sedan that is in the price bracket of a Model S (Caddy ATS-V, BMW M5, AMG E63) will be at home on track days. Currently, Tesla's cars are like the pony cars of a time gone by - good in straight line races, mediocre at anything else motorsports.

    In before "moving goalposts" and "who tracks their car".
     
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    I wouldn't turn on max power when you leave your house as that will slow down your charging since battery will be too hot to get max kw while charging. I think your best course of action is charge to 100% at supercharger as supercharging alone will heat your battery without the help of battery heater. Once charged you can then go Ludicrous plus.
     
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    I hear (read) what your saying but this is not just any supercar. It's a $530k purpose built track car with more power, less weight, and more aero that any average Joe walking down the street would probably bet every penny and then some on to beat any Tesla. And try making a Home Depot run in your Aventador. I'm not sure YAWN is the appropriate response. It is gosh darn impressive what either Tesla is able to pull off in acceleration tests. I don't care how many times you see it.

    As far as other sedans in this price category? Try using any of those cars as a daily driver and tell me how enjoyable it is. I've ridden in each of those cars and it can't hold a candle to the Tesla in driving experience. They drive like crap on city streets and make all kinds of unnecessary noise.

    But to each their own... I appreciate how amazing all cars are when they do what they are intended to do and do it well. I would never YAWN when another Porsche, McLaren, or Lambo circles Nürburgring better than or close to a track record. Or then dismiss that record cause you can't mount a bike rack to it and take the family to the beach.

    What is most amazing is when a car not only do what it's intended to do but then does a little more. For instance, Teslas are amazing daily drivers for doing all of life's necessary things and it just so happens you can smoke a half million dollar supercar if you line up next to one stop light to stop light. That is nothing to yawn at.
     
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    It's not that hard to drive well.
     
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    A few tips before you go:

    1. Check with the track and see if you need long pants, long sleeve shirt, and depending on how fast your car is, a fire jacket. Of course bring a helmet

    2. Supercharge to 98%-99% The last 1% takes forever, so I just leave around 98%. Don't turn on max battery until you arrive at the strip, check in and determine how long of a wait it will be until race time. Normally it's a 20-45 minute wait from arrival to racing. Turn on max battery about 5-10 minutes before it's your turn to race.

    3. Turn off creep mode and set suspension to low always.

    4. Launch mode is great, but it does take a bit of practice, especially when you're timing the tree (light). If you want the best ET use launch mode, however, if you want the best reaction time, don't use LM. Just hit the accelerator down as fast as possible before the light turns green.

    5. Take everything out of the car. Floor mats, rear divider, car seats, charging cables, etc.

    6. Increasing or decreasing tire pressures don't improve your results, so don't waste your time. Just make sure they are at recommended pressures before you race.

    7. Don't drive through the water box, which is water meant to spin your tires right before the race. Instead, go around it (if you can) and do a short launch to clean and remove any moisture on the tires.

    8. After you pass the finish line, use up all the remaining road for regen. Don't try to take the first turn.

    9. The GoPro can really go anywhere on the car. If you're anticipating on going faster then the car you're up against, point it backwards.

    Have fun!
     
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    Yes, have to agree with above-- really difficult to drop three kids off to school in the morning, get in the HOV lane and drive to where ever on a daily basis (for me pasadena), and still smoke basically anything on the road. Of course a really skillful driver could drop the kids in series, and then plan accordingly to deal with stop and go traffic on the 210...
     
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    10. Get rid of 'dad body' and slim down to weight in college.
     
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