The Tesla Model X can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and complete a quarter-mile pass in 11.6 –seconds. The Ferrari 458 Italia will hustle from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds and complete a quarter-mile pass in 11 seconds flat.
Those figures mean the 458 should walk all over the Model X in a drag race, but that’s not how things went down at the recent the recent StreetCarDrags.com event at Palm Beach International Raceway.
The driver of the Model X gets a better reaction time than the 458 and uses its linear torque curve to pull out a healthy lead early on. The 458 spends the rest of the 1320 playing catch-up – but by the time it’s almost caught the Model X the electric crossover has already jetted past the finish line.
The 458 posted a better pass time than the Model X and only lost due to the driver’s reaction time, but this is still an impressive showing for a seven-seat SUV. Check it out embedded above.