VIDEO: Jaguar I-Pace drag races the Tesla Model X

Another Tesla, another drag race video, it seems. This time it’s the Model X starring opposite Jaguar’s latest, the fully electric I-Pace, as the two SUVs go head-to-head in an acceleration and braking drag race where both go from a standstill to 60 mph (96 km/h) and back to a stop.

To recap, the I-Pace boasts of a total system output of 400 PS and 696 Nm of torque, with an electric motor on each axle propelling the SUV from zero to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. A 90 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is poistioned on the floor and provides up to 480 km of range.

In the American corner, the Tesla Model X steps up to the starting line first in 75D guise, which brings twin motors and a 75 kWh battery (hence the name) for a 381 km range. The 0-100 km/h time for the 75D is 6.0 seconds and it has a top speed of 209 km/h. Predictably, the I-Pace walks it.

Next in line for the drag race is the Model X in 100D guise. With a more capable 100 kWh battery pack, this is good enought to offer 475 km of range for the American electric SUV. This time, the 100D runs the I-Pace closer at the 60 mph braking mark, though it is still half a car length behind the electric Jaguar at this point.

In the end the I-Pace still beats the Model X in the 0-96-0 km/h acceleration and braking exercise. As former IndyCar champion and Model X driver Tony Kanaan points out, there still is the P100D which has even greater performance. However, Panasonic Jaguar Racing Formula E driver and I-Pace driver for this exercise, Mitch Evans, also notes that the P100D version of the Model X is almost twice the price of the I-Pace.

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Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.



  • Dial the cringyness up to 11

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  • Blue_traveler on Mar 05, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    If Jaguar wish to have a paid promo for them, they should have pick someone who does some simple research before putting forth such lousy unconvincing stunt. An easy search on model X 0-60mph, you get directed to the latest news: wiki and some videos, the X 100D after updated in 2017 can do 0-60 in 2.9 sec. They should have just ended at the shoot out between 75 vs 75. But I kinda get it why they did it, I have a few friends who graduated from England, and most of them really dislike Tesla cars for some reasons, will always says that Americans do not know how to do luxury cars. And when ever I point out to them that their current favourite Bmw design was drawn/ initiated by a renow American designer. Lol this always get them boiling. I still don’t get it why Brit hates Americans designed cars.

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  • Soon Daimler-Benz Geely fully electric will lead

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  • MusTanG on Mar 06, 2018 at 9:15 am

    That Model X is not even in Ludicrous mode.

    lol Jag.

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  • Vincent on Mar 06, 2018 at 11:20 am

    The video make me think of Paul walker in F&F

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  • Cha Kua boorook on Mar 06, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    brainless to drag race tesla model x in eco mode. what’s the agenda behind purposely not activating ludicrous mode for model x?

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