Check out this drag race between three very fast SUVs: the Range Rover Sport SVR, the Audi SQ7, and the Mercedes-AMG G 63.
Since SUVs have become so popular, drag racing SUVs has become a real thing. You’d think that it’s a ludicrous thing to drag race considering how big and clunky the average SUV is, but then again, muscle cars aren’t exactly made to be light and aerodynamic either.
So here we have a collection of three SUVs engaged in some drag race shenanigans. Up first is the Range Rover Sport SVR, the fastest Range Rover SUV there is. Under the hood is a 5.0-L supercharged V8 producing 575 hp and 502 lb-ft. Zero to sixty is done in just 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 165 mph.
Those numbers aren’t exactly spectacular by supercar standards, but they’re pretty good for an SUV.
The SVR takes on the Audi SQ7 in the first batch of competitions. It’s a bit of an unlikely pairing since the SQ7 is technically a diesel SUV. A 4.0-L turbodiesel produces far less horsepower than the SVR at just 435 horses but makes vastly more torque at 664 lb-ft. Both cars have an 8-speed automatic and AWD, so we’d expect them both to be pretty quick from a dig.
And they are, with the SQ7s superior torque giving it an early lead, but the SVR’s superior power eventually allows it to crawl a few car lengths ahead and take the checkered flag in a pair of drag races and even a rolling race.
But then the Mercedes-AMG G 63 appears with its 4.0-L twin-turbo V8. Even though it has similar power to the SVR at 577 hp, it has SQ7-like torque at 627 lb-ft. That’s like having the best of both worlds.
We’ve seen the G 63 stack up against the SVR before, and the winner has always been the G 63. This is no exception, as it takes the early lead and never relinquishes.
You’d never think that a big, blocky car like the G 63 could be fast, but Mercedes apparently has wizards working in their R&D department.