Tesla Model X P90D vs. Ferrari 458 Drag Race Is an Emotional Rollercoaster

Nowadays, mentioning Tesla's name when it comes to drag racing adventures seems perfectly fine and we're here to deliver yet another drag strip episode involving a Fremont-built vehicle.
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However, while most such occasions involve the Model S, the drag strip episode we have here sees the Model X representing the electric vehicle breed with pride.

To be more precise, a P90D, the kind that packs the Ludicrous mode, goes up against a Ferrari 458 Italia. And while Italian exotic fans could argue that the 488 would've been a much more suitable straight line battle competitor, it's not like we're talking about a Prancing Horse that was retired one decade ago, as Maranello only made the twin-turbo switch last year.

The two duked it out on the well-prepped surface of the Palm Beach International Raceway. And, in case you're wondering where the high-riding vehicle got its electron juice from, we'll mention the crew that ran the Tesla brought a generator to the drag strip.

The piece of footage at the bottom of the page speaks for itself, but we feel the need to remind you that there are two main camps when it comes to such a race.

Some people put their trust in the numbers delivered at the end of the brawl, while others, who also take the human factor (read: reaction time) into account, prefer to see the winner as the car that reaches the 1,320 feet line first.

When a Tesla and a Ferrari engage in such a battle, it can be difficult not to get emotional and, as we mentioned in the title, this race offers enough reasons to do so, regardless of your what type of velocity god you worship.

Spoiler alert: the Tesla-related racing mentioned in the intro will only intensify starting next month: now that Elon Musk has spilled the beans on December's performance-boosting Easter Egg for P100D models, it shouldn't take too long for owner to figure out how to activate it and then put the thing to use at their local drag strips.

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