Can The Lamborghini Urus Outsprint A Tesla Model X?


We take a look at how the Urus does in some timed acceleration runs.

If you are a fan of Vin Diesel, or at least the Fast and The Furious franchise, then you will know that life is lived a quarter mile at a time and school runs and fuel economy are for wimps. Lamborghini definitely lives by this philosophy and while the contentious Urus may be stretching the brand a bit thin, there is no doubt that this 641-horsepower super SUV is seriously quick.

It's quicker than just about any gas-powered SUV but can it take on the Tesla Model X P100D over a quarter mile? Sure, it's a pointless exercise, but then so is the whole overpowered-SUV craze and we bet you still want to see who wins anyway. So without further delay, check out the video below and see what the Urus can do, skip ahead to the 5:30 mark if you are in a hurry:

As the timing chart shows, the Urus managed a 0-60 mph time of 2.939 seconds, that is a fair bit quicker than Lamborghini's own claim of 3.6 seconds, although that is to the fractionally higher 62mph mark. Tesla claims a 2.9-second 0-60 mph time for its top P100D Model X too, although we bet that is on a prepared surface in ideal conditions. The Urus would quite possibly shave another tenth off its time were it to run on a proper drag strip so a direct race between these two would be might close.

Drag Times will be posting the matchup in the not too distant future. The Lambo then went on to post a 7.5-second 0-100 mph time which is up there with some properly quick supercars and it is at this point that it would start showing an advantage over a Model X. Whether the Urus can beat its 11.28-second quarter mile time remains to be seen though.


When it comes to 100 mph plus acceleration figures the Urus will keep gaining on the Model X and that's because the electric drivetrain in the Tesla effectively only has one gear and its insane off-the-line launch tapers off as it reaches its 155 mph limit. The Lambo, on the other hand, calls it a day at 189 mph, and that exhaust note, well, the Tesla would need an exhaust system to compete there.

Either way, both are fast, with much more power than you can realistically use on any public road, and perhaps best used for dispatching startled supercar owners away from the lights. As to practicality, the Model X is the clear winner here if anyone still cares about that sort of thing.


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