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Ridiculous Tesla Drag Race: Alfa Romeo vs Alfa Romeo being towed by a Model X

Alpha Model X

We’ve seen some pretty ridiculous Tesla drag races over the years, more recently a Model S vs a snowmobile, but this one easily takes the first prize. At first glance, it might look like a fair fight, a Alfa Romeo 4C versus a Alfa Romeo 4C, but the second one is actually being towed by a Model X P90D.

If we want to be more accurate and look beyond the gimmick, the race is really between a Alfa Romeo 4C and a Tesla Model X P90D towing ~2,500 lbs, which is still an interesting experiment. 

Sterling Anderson, Tesla’s former Model X Program Director and now Autopilot Program Director, shared the video on his Facebook page and had this to say:

Fun fact: many high-performance cars cross the quarter mile line faster when towed by a Model X than they do on their own four wheels.

Fun experiment:

  1. Load an Alpha Romeo 4C on a trailer
  2. Hook that trailer up to a Model X.
  3. Line up against another Alpha Romeo on its own feet.
  4. Race said Alpha Romeo in a quarter mile.
  5. Show Alpha Romeo who’s boss.

In your 6,000 lb SUV.
While towing its twin brother.

Here’s the quick clip via Motortrend’s Instagram:

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  1. freedomev - 7 years ago

    Too funny!! Which one won?

    • Fred Lambert - 7 years ago

      The race, not clear, either way The X won.

  2. ALFA. It is with an F. Not a PH. Jesus christ.

  3. joe - 7 years ago

    So? who won?…what else will Tesla think 0f ?? these guys are advertising geniuses !

  4. joe - 7 years ago

    BTW…with all that torque , they’re lucky they didn’t loose the Alfa on the trailor… l o l …

  5. Jid - 7 years ago


  6. jules - 7 years ago

    What a load of crap ! How about we put a Tesla against a Tesla strapped to a Cruise Missile ? Either way, at least one wouldn’t survive.

  7. Chris - 7 years ago

    never heard of an Alpha before!

  8. Paul - 7 years ago

    One trick pony – now it has to sit at stable for the next day to charge…….

    • David Kelly - 7 years ago

      It’s a quarter mile, it would do nothing to the charge and even if it started with a low charge so the race would kill it, it’d only take 20 minutes to recharge.

      Uneducated haters gonna hate.


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