When this newest Drag Instances video hit our timeline, we requested ourselves, “What within the heck is an 800HP POORUS?” If we’d have stopped and thought it by way of, we most likely would have realized. As host Brooks Weisblat explains, the Lamborghini Urus and Audi RSQ8 are constructed on the identical platform, although the Audi is about half the value of the Lambo, thus “poor Urus.”
These high-performance SUVs are powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Whereas the inventory Urus is rated at about 640 horsepower, the modified Audi cranks out 800 horsepower. How do these two gasoline guzzlers stack as much as the all-electric Tesla Model X? Not one other Tesla drag race! Take into account, these movies and articles get plenty of eyes and work to show individuals onto the prospects of an EV future.
The outcomes are fascinating, however arguably solely as a result of it turns into clear in the course of the filming that there is a recurring problem with the Mannequin X. Really, Brooks says proper up entrance that the Mannequin X carried out terribly. There’s an issue with the electrical crossover that he says Tesla is refusing to repair.
As anticipated, it seems the Urus isn’t any match for the modded Audi. It is loopy to observe the RSQ8 fly off the road. If it wasn’t for the ridiculous engine sounds, one may suppose it is electrical. We positively want a hardcore, all-electric efficiency Audi SUV.
Shifting on to the Mannequin X. It expectedly jumps off the road very similar to the 800-horsepower RSQ8, however it shortly falls approach behind. We’re speaking about up to now behind it appears prefer it virtually stopped. Brooks says the race with the Mannequin X ought to have been actually shut, nevertheless, the Mannequin X is dropping 200 to 300 horsepower, and it could’t even come near matching its earlier acceleration occasions or lure velocity.
Brooks explains the scenario in additional element towards the tip of the video. Test it out after which depart us a remark.