Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid vs Lamborghini Urus vs Audi RQ8 vs Bentley Bentayga drag race

It’s a VW Group super SUV face-off as we find out if the Porsche Cayenne, Lamborghini Urus, Audi RSQ8 or Bentley Bentayga is the fastest on the drag strip.

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All these cars use pretty much the same chassis and three of them have the same engine and eight-speed automatic gearbox. But are they evenly matched?

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid has a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine attached to an electric motor and together they generate a whopping 680hp and 900Nm of torque. But it does weigh an equally whopping 2565kg.

The Lamborghini Urus is powered by the same 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine but does without electrical assistance. It still musters 650hp and 850Nm, though, which is a vast amount of power in anyone’s book. And it weighs just 2200kg, so has a useful power-to-weight advantage.

The Audi RSQ8 looks a little undernourished in comparison – its version of that 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 produces a mere 600hp and 800Nm. It splits the Lambo and Porsche on the scales, weighing in at 2315kg, which will do it no favours.

Then, wearing a, err, distinctive bodykit and 24-inch wheels, we have the Bentley Bentayga. It’s 6.0-litre, twin-turbo W12 engine produces little more power than the Audi at 608hp but matches the Cayenne’s torque at 900Nm. It is the second heaviest at 2440kg and that bodykit surely ruins its aerodynamics.

So, will the Urus’s lighter weight help seal victory, or will the Cayenne’s electric boost overcome its planet-like mass? Or maybe the Bentley’s mountain of torque will overcome the drag of its spoilers. Or the Audi’s driver might react quicker and beat the others.

We just don’t know. But do we do know there’s only one way to find out.