Deliveries of Tesla's Model X SUV get underway

SCI-FI styling cues abound as the revolutionary new electric-propelled Tesla Model X meets its new owners.

Five customers across the Atlantic took delivery of their gull-winged Model X’s last night as Elon Musk’s burgeoning premium eco brand continues to gather momentum and add new models to its line-up.

The Model X boasts an electric range of upto 250 miles and performance which will see it reach 60mph in an eye-watering 3.2 seconds, on its way to a 155mph top speed.

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Front and rear motors emitting a combined power output of 762hp and 713lb.ft. are to thank for the supercar-shaming stats.

But those gull-wing doors elude to even more space-age technology under the metal.

It boats the best drag coefficient of any SUV in production (at 0.24cd) — thanks partially to an active rear spoiler — and a low centre of gravity thanks to low-slung lithium ion batteries.

Elsewhere, every Model X carries a forward-looking camera, radar and 360-degree sonar sensors to enable advanced autopilot features. 

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Tesla’s over-the-air software updates regularly improve the sophistication of these features, enabling increasingly capable safety and convenience features like Autosteer and Autopark, and bringing the Model X ever closer to autonomous operation.

It seems the electric revolution is gaining pace State-side and Tesla have been back to the future to future-proof their latest offering.

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