Staff, 2022-12-14 17:00:00,
The EV’s instant power is too much for the AMG sports car but that’s not going to stop the ICE-powered German coupe from trying.
Mercedes-Benz has been manufacturing automobiles for over 120 years. In comparison, Tesla has only been in existence since 2003. But when it comes to EVs, Tesla is the established brand while Mercedes-Benz is an upstart.
Many automotive enthusiasts consider the Tesla Model X Plaid to be the performance benchmark for electrified SUVs due to its acceleration numbers that put many sports cars to shame.
Mercedes-Benz may not have an EV SUV with the power to keep up with a Model X Plaid, but the German automaker does have the ICE-powered AMG GT coupe whose price and performance numbers put it in direct competition with the Tesla Model X Plaid.
Which one of these supercars is superior on a drag strip? Well, Drag Racing and Car Stuff have a video on their YouTube Channel showing a Tesla Model X Plaid racing against a Mercedes AMG GT. Let’s see which one is faster in a straight-line drag race.
ICE-powered Two Seater Vs EV SUV With Room For Seven
The Tesla Model X Plaid’s powertrain features three electric motors sending 1,020 hp to all four wheels. The downside of all those electric motors is weight, and the Model X Plaid tips the scales at a hefty 5,390 lbs.
In comparison, the Mercedes AMG GT is lightweight at 3,626 lbs. This two-seater coupe comes with a…
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