Video: Sea-Doo RXP-X vs. T-Rex 16S vs. McLaren MP4-12C vs. NASCAR


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Speed is considered by mechanics across the world as the most addicting drug that is legal. When speed and horsepower mesh together the adrenaline pumps even faster. Whether it be jets, sport cars, speed bikes or personal watercraft, users around the world will do anything to see the miles per hours spike new numbers.

When Sea-Doo introduced their new 300hp RXP-X, people were seen running out and buying them leaving dealers empty handed. The power that Sea-Doo has made is very impressive and has left buyers extremely happy. When Sea-Doo introduced their 300hp RXP-X, executives quoted that the RPX-X would be able to have a faster acceleration time than some modern sport cars. So to put the statements made by Sea-Doo to the test, The Car Guide decided to put on a race with a T-Rex 16S, McLaren MP4-12C and a NASCAR to see what their acceleration times would be. Before we let you see who won let’s break done some statistics.

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Sea-Doo RXP-X
1630 cc, 3 Cylinder, 300 hp, 272 kg = 1.10 hp/kg
[actual weight is 386 kg as per Sea-Doo’s website -Ed.]

T-Rex 16S
1.8 litre, 6 Cylinder, 160 hp, 525 kg = .30 hp/kg

NASCAR Race Car
5.7 litre, V8, 450 hp, 1179 kg = .38 hp/kg

McLaren MP4-12C
3.8 litre, V8, 616 hp, 1434 kg = .43 hp/kg

*all data as per the video

The Sea-Doo RXP-X 300 looks pretty promising on paper, lets see how it done when the test was conducted. In 1st came the Mclaren, 2nd NASCAR, 3rd T-Rex and last but not least came the Sea-Doo RXP-X. While the RXP-X did have a very quick acceleration due to the power-to-weight ratio but the top speed is limited electronically to 72mph. Maybe if the Sea-Doo had a transmission or a turbocharger application it could have stayed with the pack.

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Blake Ellestad

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