Check out this drag race between a Tesla Model X, a Lamborghini Urus, a Mercedes-AMG G 63, and a Range Rover Sport SVR.
Carwow has brought us a beautiful shootout between a quad-pack of luxury performance SUVs to see which one is the fastest.
Starting from the top, we have the Lamborghini Urus. Already on the shortlist for the fastest gas-powered SUV, Lamborghini’s first foray into the world of sport utilities is truly impressive. A 4.0-L twin-turbo V8 produces 641 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque, propelling it from zero to sixty in just 3.6 seconds. It’s also one of the lighter competitors in this race at just 4,900 lbs.
Next, we have the electric SUV, the Tesla Model X P100D. Twin electric motors combine to produce 588 hp and an eye-watering 920 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is done in under three seconds, with a top speed limited to 155 mph to prevent the battery from melting.
In order to prepare for racing, the P100D must wait an hour for the battery to warm up to “Ludicrous” mode, which can make drag racing a bit of a pain, as our Carwow presenters found out.
Next up, the Mercedes-AMG G 63. This performance SUV got started as a military model before AMG decided to slap a 4.0-L twin-turbo V8 under the hood. Power is rated at 577 hp and 627 lb-ft, with zero to sixty taking around 4.5 seconds. It’s only a little bit lighter than the Model X at 5,478 lbs, but only by 200 lbs or so.
And finally, we have the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR. Powered by the same 5.0-L supercharged V8 that propels the Jaguar F-Type, the SVR gets 575 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is supposed to take 4 seconds, but we’ll see in the video that things don’t quite always play out as advertised.
We’re given a quarter-mile drag race and rolling race starting at 30 mph to test these three SUVs. Of the four of them, the Model X certainly has the best acceleration, but the Urus has the highest top speed. Expect the G 63 and SVR to land somewhere in third and fourth.
Perhaps a little unexpectedly, the Model X just completely walks away in this race. The Urus comes in second, while the G 63 and SVR come in third and fourth respectively. Things are much the same during the rolling race, where the Urus just can’t quite keep up with the Model X’s mountain of torque.
Now if only you didn’t need to wait an hour to race in one.