Here’s a question you’ve probably never considered: How would a Tesla Model X do in a tug-of-war with a (nearly) tank?
We finally have an answer thanks to the ragtag group of students behind the YouTube channel “Dobre Cars.”
The team attached one end of a flimsy rope to the rear of a UK-designed Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance Tracked — an armored fighting vehicle that has been in service around the world for decades but isn’t officially a tank, as Motor1 points out — and the other end to the back of a Tesla Model X SUV.
Yes, the outcomes were predictable. The yellow rope snapped almost instantly under the strain, so they replaced it with a steel cable.
The next set of unsurprising results came once the true tug of war began – a truly excruciating seven minutes and 45 seconds into the film. The 20,000-pound armored vehicle dragged the 5,500-pound electric SUV after it with ease, spinning the wheels uselessly on the pavement.
To overwhelm the Model X, all the armored vehicle had to do was let off the brake.
After all, it’s mostly a traction war rather than a torque battle. It turns out that a massive military vehicle with tank treads has a lot more of it than four small rubber tires.
So there you have it, folks: Teslas aren’t capable of defying physics.