We have some great heads up drag racing and performance comparisons between the all new and hard to come by 2016 Tesla Model X P90D Ludicrous in Deep Blue Metallic (photo gallery) running against a 2015 Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous. Tesla’s Model X (SUV) and Model S (Sedan) P90D share the same powertrain with dual motors, a 503 HP rear motor and a 259 HP front motor. While the motors are capable of a combined 762 HP, the power is limited to what the battery can provide which is currently 463HP (Insane Mode). When the X or S is ordered with the $10,000 Ludicrous Mode the useable power gets a 69 HP bump to 532 HP.
In this review we’re comparing the Model X and Model S P90D with Ludicrous options as well as every other option available for both vehicles (sans the rear jump seats in the Models S). While both cars we’re testing have the same powertrain there is one signifiant difference that should effect performance, weight and aerodynamics. The Model X is heavier weighing in at ~5,500 pounds, around 600 pounds more than the Model S.
With both cars charged up we headed for Palm Beach International Raceway, a 90 mile trip. Along the way we stopped at the Tesla Supercharger in West Palm Beach, conveniently located just 15 miles from the track. We set both cars to charge to 100% so we could have max power for the races and after ~40 minutes we were ready to go.