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Here is the MotorTrend Head 2 Head video of the Tesla Model X and Bentley Bentayga.

 

The speed of the Model X is just amazing, as evidenced that it can pull a trailer with an Alfa Romeo 4C on it and still win a drag race vs an Alfa Romeo 4C.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib-02b2ooLY

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We'll it was nice while it lastest for 42 seconds and American Engineering proved to be better again than anything overseas!

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I actually saw a Model X P90 yesterday, in an electric blue color.  I think it is amazing that a 7 passenger SUV can beat a Charger Hellcat or CTS-V, Jaguar F-type R, etc in a 0-60 sprint or a 1/4 mile.  I am pretty excited about the future of electric cars, it is like going from dial up to broad band.  Even 5 years or  so ago when the X5 M or the AMG SUVs came out with 0-60 times of 4.5 or whatever the case was, sub 5 seconds 0-60 time in an SUV was like breaking the 4 minute mile, it was unheard of.  The Model X would mop the floor with them; the progress in a relatively short amount of time is amazing.

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If I am buying a EV SUV I would be just fine with good acceleration and toss the rest into better and more range. If I want to go fast I am not buying an SUV or EV in the first place. 

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You can get a Model X with "good acceleration" and save tens of thousands of dollars.

 

I think if Tesla makes it into the big game, their Model X will eventually morph into a flagship SUV (as if it isn't already), and another model with conventional doors will be the volume option.

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Even tho the X generally stickers higher, IMO the Model S is far above the X in stature. To me, the X is a Tesla 'also-ran' while the S is the aspirational unit.

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I think an even bigger mistake than the gull-wing doors was the space-age framed, mono-post seats - which will looking incredible, cannot be folded. Also, the Gullwing doors meant no roof-racks.

 

The Model X is really an absurd vehicle, like the the Bentayga. But then get, the average Model X is sold well above $100,000. And the leases are expensive as hell too.

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Stated before but; the engineering mistake with the Model X is that the falcon doors weren't on the FRONT doors. 3/4ths of the time no one is in the back seat, plus the entire 'works in tight parking spaces' is patently absurd… unless the DRIVER never exits the vehicle in said tight space.

 

Model X summed up :

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