High-performance SUVs are some of the most bonkers machines on the planet — but which is the most ludicrous of them all?
Powering the Cayenne is a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 sending 640hp and 850Nm of torque to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox — in a car weighing 2,220kg.
The not-too-distant Lamborghini Urus uses pretty much the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, but with 650hp and 850Nm of torque. It too kicks power to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox and is the lightest at 2,197kg.
Over from across the pond is the Jeep, with a monstrous 6.2-litre supercharged V8 producing 707hp and 875Nm of torque. Just like the two before it, it puts power down to an all-wheel-drive system through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It’s one of the heaviest today at 2,433kg.
The last of the internal combustion-engined competitors today is the BMW X6 M, with a 4.2-litre twin-turbo V8 under the bonnet. It sends 625hp and 750Nm to, you guessed it, an all-wheel-drive system via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It weighs in at 2,395kg.
Last, but perhaps not literally, is the Tesla Model X Performance. It uses two electric motors — one on each axle — producing 780hp and 1,140Nm. It’s the heaviest car here though, coming in at 2,485kg.
Which of these SUVs triumphs today? Well, you’ll need to watch to find out…
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