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Watch: Tesla Model X takes on Lamborghini Aventador SV in epic drag race

Drag racers have pitted the Tesla Model X SUV against a Lamborghini Aventador, and you can watch the stunning video in full right here.

Tesla has rightly earned a reputation for building all-electric cars that are capable of incredible acceleration. Search YouTube and you’ll find dozens of videos of the Tesla Model S luxury sedan outpacing conventional combustion-engine sports cars.

But the newer Tesla Model X crossover SUV has spent less time in the limelight, so its racing potential on a long straight isn’t as widely known.

Luckily for us, the folks over at the DragTimes YouTube channel have set a Tesla Model X P100D (starts at around £72,000) – with ‘ludicrous mode’ activated, naturally – against a Lamborghini Aventador SV (starts at around £315,000) in a thoroughly entertaining drag race.

Check it out:

Incredibly, the Tesla Model X manages to beat the Aventador over a quarter-mile, if only by a little. That’s seriously impressive, given that the Model X is about a third heavier than the Lamborghini and costs around a quarter of the price.

It’s also worth noting that the DragTimes producers claim to have set the world record for the quickest-ever time set by an SUV in a quarter-mile race with the Model X – a blistering 11.418 seconds. For reference, the listed 0-60mph speed for the Tesla Model X P100D is 2.8 seconds, which is supercar and hypercar territory.

The Tesla Model X is a full-sized, all-electric luxury crossover SUV that was unveiled back in 2012. However, deliveries didn’t begin until the end of 2015. By the end of December 2016, Tesla claimed to have sold 25,000 units of the Model X, with a further 11,550 cars sold during the first quarter of 2017.

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Were you surprised by the Tesla Model X’s performance in the drag race? Let us know in the comments.

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