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Elon Musk Shared This Video of a Tesla Model X Racing Gas-Powered Powerhouses

The Tesla CEO recently posted two clips from an older video of the Model X taking on some of the world's most well-known names.


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The Tesla Roadster might've caught everyone's attention after the surprise unveiling at the Tesla Semi reveal, but Elon Musk's heart still belongs to the Model X. Earlier today, the CEO shared two videos via Instagram that show just how powerful the Model X can be going up against other cars in its class. The video clips, part of a larger segment that debuted last year, show the Model X going head to head against an Alfa Romeo 4C Spider -- all while towing another Spider on its back. 

 

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While the video itself is over a year old, the memories in Musk's mind clearly are a bit fresher. Just hours ago, he took to his Instagram to post not one but two video clips from the iconic race. The original video, courtesy of Motor Trend Channel, has garnered over 3.5 million views since going live last May. 

The Roadster seems to attract everyone's attention right now, and rightly so. At its unveiling, Musk assured the shocked crowd that it would go zero to 60 pmh in just 1.9 seconds. It also has an estimated 620-mile range. The Roadster is expected to hit the road sometime in 2019. 

However, Musk doesn't want Tesla fans to forget about the power of the Model X. 

In the Motor Trend Channel video, senior features editors Jason Cammisa and Jonny Lieberman put the 2016 model head to head against the 2017 Bentley Bentayga. The Bentley's top speed might edge out the Model X's, but the Tesla vehicle manages to speed past the Bentayga in a quarter-mile race -- coming in just 0.2 seconds faster than its challenger. 

Musk was confined to the 15-second clips allowed on Instagram, or we're pretty sure he'd just repost the whole video. But for now, relive the power of the Model X in the above video. 

Elon Musk Shared This Video of a Tesla Model X Racing Gas-Powered Powerhouses 

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