The biggest question looming over the automotive industry is on the electrification of cars. While many argue old school is the best school, the environment saving potential of electric vehicles can’t be overlooked. One of the basic complaints enthusiasts have in regard to electric vehicles is the lack of noise and sheer drama a V8 or V10 engine possesses.
Now in their latest video, DragTimes have pitted a Lamborghini Urus vs a Tesla Model X in a quarter mile drag race. Pick your side folks, let’s see who takes the crown.
A total four rounds of the drag race were conducted which yielded a draw between the two SUVs. The last round was done with a rolling start at 20 miles per hour, which saw the Tesla zooming ahead of the Urus. As many of you might already know, electric vehicles have a advantage over gasoline vehicles in terms of outright acceleration. This is because the batteries provide instantaneous torque since start as they don’t have to burn any kind of fuel to produce power. Rather, power is stored in the batteries which supplies all of it when you pin the throttle. Lamborghini Urus, on the other hand, gets a typical V8 engine which burns fuel, setting the pistons on roll to produce power.
Talking of the engine, the Urus gets powered by a 4 litre twin turbocharged V8 which produces 641 Bhp of power and 850 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 8-speed automatic gearbox and the powerful SUV does the 0-100 km/h run in just 3.6 second. It is among the most powerful SUVs in the world. The Urus is the second SUV ever manufactured by the the iconic Italian marque, the first one being the LM002.
On the other hand, the Tesla Model X is powered by twin electric motors which together put out a hefty 588 Bhp of power along with a huge 1247 Nm of torque. These high power and torque outputs enable the SUV to do the 0-100 km/h run in just 2.9 seconds, which is quicker than many hardcore sports cars out there. However, it weighs much more than its Lamborghini counterpart and also loses out on the top end to the other SUV. Among the various electric vehicles now in the market, the Model X is among the best options if we consider the SUV segment.
In fact, a few rich Indians have already begun importing this super exotic electric SUV. Also, there’s an Indian importer who’s now taking orders for private imports. Prices start from well over Rs. 1.5 crores.
So the question still lingers, electric or gasoline, who is better. While our heart still beats for the traditional form of horsepower production, electric vehicles are here to stay for the time being. Apart from noise and some drama, EVs are high on performance and provide ample feedback while saving our planet too. However, EVs are not the ultimate switch for future but rather will be replaced by better and more efficient energy sources in the coming time.