Tesla Model X Performance Review (Raven)

What’s up guys welcome back and welcome to today’s review.

Today’s video is a very special one because today we’re going to be reviewing our first E.V. on the channel. As you guys may know electric vehicles have taken our world by storm and even our race tracks. One company stands out at the top of that list, that’s right baby we’re talking about Tesla 


So without further ado, let’s check out the beautiful Tesla Model X. 

I should mention that this is not a standard Model X, but a performance model with all the upgraded bells and whistles. 

This Model X features the Raven's newly-implemented motor technology with improved air suspension. This increased the efficiency and range of the Model X without increasing the size of the battery pack, going along with Elon Musk's repeated preference for a less is more approach to engineering.

 The first thing that I want to talk about and probably the first thing that catches any one’s attention are these Falcon doors. These have got to be the coolest doors ever designed on an SUV to date. The way they open are like nothing I’ve ever seen and a fun fact about these doors that makes them even cooler is that they only need 11 inches to open. These doors are massive and they only need 11 inches to open. That is incredible. 

 The standard Model X comes equipped as a 5 seater SUV with the option to upgrade to a 6 seater or 7 seater. This particular Model X has the 6 seater option which gives you that real supercar or Super SUV feel. I don’t even know if Super SUV is a term but it is now.

The head room and leg room are great in the middle row of the Model X. I fit back there with plenty of head room and leg room. The seating position can be adjusted with just the push of a button and seats move individually. 

 To crawl into the back of the third row of the Tesla you just have to slide the seats forward with the push of a button again and you can access the third row. After adjusting the middle row seat back in place, I still have adequate head room and leg room to feel comfortable even on a road trip. 

 As we continue around the Model X, to the back you can see that the trunk area seems rather small compared to that of standard SUVs. However, you can remove this floorboard for even more space. Down there you can also find your charging cables. If that still isn’t enough space, the third row folds down for even more space with just the push of a button.

 The front trunk or "frunk" is very spacious. You can pull up the beach or park and climb in here and watch the sunrise, sunset, or whatever it is that you like to watch while getting cozy in your electric vehicle. 

 For the amount you pay for a Model X, you might as well, if I bought one of these I’d probably be living in it. But we’ll get more into cost later. 

 This Model X comes equipped with huge Brembo brakes which make stopping this 5000 pound SUV a piece of cake. The Model X also comes equipped with 22 inch wheels that give it an aggressive stance. 

Tesla claims that the Model X is also the lowest drag SUV ever produced which basically means that this SUV is very aerodynamic however, by just looking at it’d be hard to tell. 

 One other thing I should point out on this Tesla Model X is that it has dual motors. One controlling the front axle and one controlling the rear axles which makes the Model X a very capable AWD SUV. And if you guys take a look at this little little under the dual motor badge you’ll see that there’s a hint of red. This is how you can tell differentiate a performance model apart from a standard model.

 So that’s enough about the exterior of the Model X, I can’t wait to drive this thing. So let’s hop into the driver’s seat and cover some of the features inside the Model X before we take it for a spin. 

 So as we hop into the Model X the first thing we see is this leather stitched steering wheel and this huge screen in the center of the dashboard. This screen serves as the infotainment center and basically every feature of the Model X can be controlled from this screen. You can control the seats, air conditioning, and radio. 

 You can also control the regenerative braking feature on the Model X which is a feature that allows the car to brake for you when you let your foot off the accelerator pedal. This helps to recharge the batteries giving you longer battery life. It is safe to say that technology has come a long way. On the topic of battery life. A full charge on the Model X delivers a range of 330 miles on a full charge which is pretty impressive. 

 With the skyrocketing gas prices, charging the Tesla is cheaper than filling up a comparable SUV at the pump. When you pull up to a charging station, the Tesla senses that you’re there and the charging port automatically opens for you. 

 The panoramic roof on the Tesla Model X makes you feel connected to the outside world while in the confines of your SUV. 

 Another fun fact is that the Model X has the largest windshield on any production car. 

 So if I haven’t bored you by now with all the specs on the Model X let’s get into the fun part. The Model X Performance boasts a 0-60 MPH time of around 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 155mph. If you think those numbers are impressive, the Model X plaid boasts even crazier numbers with a 0-60MPH time of 2.5 seconds and a quarter mile time of 9.9 seconds. Just to put that into perspective, that’s a 9 second quarter-mile time in a factory unmodified SUV. 

To add to the tech, when you enter your Tesla Model X and step on the brake pedal the driver’s door automatically closes for you. 

 One of the most surprising features about driving any EV is how quiet they can be and with the power output of the Model X performance accompanied by the silence all around you, the driver experience can become addicting really quickly. 

Speaking of quickly, the acceleration on this Model X is insane! When you put the Tesla Model X into Ludicrous + mode, a prompt pops up on the touch-screen display asking you if you really want to engage the Ludicrous + mode or if you want your mommy. Feeling brave, we decided that we weren't going to bother our moms...so we persevered. To activate the launch control on the Tesla Model X Performance, you simply press your left foot firmly on the brake pedal and put your right foot all the way down on the accelerator pedal. The Tesla Model X then enters Cheetah stance and the instant you lift your foot off the brake pedal, there is instant torque and traction which throws you back into your seat with tremendous G-force. It is an exhilarating ride to say the least.

 As far as ride, it rides pretty smoothly with the option to adjust the suspension feel from comfort to sport.

So should you buy one? With all the bells and whistles as this one has, you'd be looking at a a price tag of around $130,000. Depending on what trim and package you choose, the price would vary from there. Do I think it’s worth the price? Absolutely. Every single penny. 

 And just like that guys we’ve reached the end of today’s review, if you enjoyed today’s review then be sure to smack the thumbs up button on the video and subscribe to my YouTube channel as well as this blog for more content just like like this. Till I see you guys next time...Peace. ✌🏾


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