WATCH: Tesla SUV Crushes Lamborghini Aventador In A Drag Race

A Tesla Model X bested a Lamborghini Aventator SV in a quarter-mile drag race at the Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida.

Typically, you wouldn't race an SUV against a race-oriented supercar, but in the case of Tesla, everything is possible.

A YouTube video posted by DragTimes over the weekend shows a Tesla Model X P100D pit a Lamborghini Aventador SV in a drag race.

The race, set up and filmed by the drag racing blog DragTimes, pitted Elon Musk's electric SUV against the Italian supercar.

A Tesla Model X and Model S edged out the Lamborghini in a quarter-mile drag race held by Brooks Weisblat of Drag Times at the Palm Beach International Raceway.

The Model X ended up setting a record time for a sport utility vehicle, according to the video. The Tesla crossed the line 0.05 seconds ahead of the Lambo. It's a new world record for the fastest SUV quarter-mile time, a blistering 11.418 seconds.

But the Lamborghini's ET was 11.281, meaning the Aventador ran 0.137 seconds quicker than the Tesla that crossed the finish line first.

The win was by the slightest of margins, but it's still insane to see a 5,400-lb. SUV worth $165,000 win a race against an iconic supercar that weighs 4,200 pounds, and has a $530,000 price tag.

It is impressive since the $165,000 Model X, essentially a luxury family car, beat a hand-built $530,000 sports car from one of racing’s most venerable brands.

Tesla has not only put some of the world's longest-range electric cars into production, but its cars also happen to house some serious performance specifications.

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