The Tesla Model X is on display at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. Elon Musk’s ground breaking company has had a huge amount of success over the past few years. Its latest model is an SUV in the form of the Tesla Model X. We took a closer look at the Geneva show car!
The production-spec Model X looks almost identical to the original concept. The most eye-catching design aspect of the Tesla Model X are the falcon doors found in place of traditional rear doors. Unlike normal gullwing doors which require a lot of room to open, the falcon doors don’t. Tesla has overcome this problem by double-hinging the doors while also fitting them with an ultrasonic sensor. The sensors scan the area to determine how much available space is around the car before the doors open accordingly.
The Tesla Model X is available in two different powertrain guises in a variety of trims. The range-topping Model X P90D uses the same two electric motors as the Model S P90D resulting in a total of 762 hp. When equipped with the Ludicrous Speed Upgrade, the Tesla Model X P90D can accelerate to 96 km/h in just 3.2 seconds as well as sprinting down the quarter mile in just 11.7 seconds.
Tesla claims that with a drag coefficient of just 0.24, the Model X is the most aerodynamically efficient SUV ever created. It also comes complete with an active rear spoiler that adjusts between three different positions depend on the speed the vehicle is travelling.