Drag Times raced the Tesla Model X P100D SUV (which is the high performance version that starts at $145,000) against a Lamborghini Aventador ($530,000).

The Tesla narrowly won the quarter-mile race. It also set what Drag Times called a new SUV speed record for the distance at 118 mph. You can watch the race here, and Autoblog has a write-up here. Oh, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk boasted about it here.

Listen to the future: The Autoblog piece makes an interesting point about the clip.

  • "The difference in the sound between the two vehicles is striking, as we find from the separate camera views. The Lamborghini absolutely screams, while the Tesla just whistles in the wind a bit."

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