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Tesla Model X Touted as World’s Quickest SUV

Tesla Model X Touted as World’s Quickest SUV
Tesla Model X Touted as World’s Quickest SUV

The eagerly awaited Tesla Model X is set to launch early next year, with industry talk pointing towards it becoming the world’s quickest SUV

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, founder of the California-based electric car company, the ‘Ludicrous’ high-performance mode option – announced recently for the Tesla Model S sedan – will also be available to buyers of the Model X.

Along with an upgraded 90-kWh battery, the ‘Ludicrous’ option could allow the upcoming gull-wing door SUV to reach 60mph in just 3.3 seconds – a figure that would send it to the top of the speed leaderboard for SUVs. The credibility of these claims will be tested when the Model X undergoes rigorous tests.

The Tesla Model S can hit 60mph in 2.8 seconds and blast through the quarter mile in just 10.9 seconds.

The Model X is scheduled to start reaching buyers early in 2016.

Tesla Motors was founded in California in 2003 by business magnate, investor and inventor Elon Musk. Earlier this year the compan revealed they may be close to unveiling their own version of an autonomous car.