It’s an off-road drag race between the Mercedes-AMG G 63, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, and Range Rover Sport SVR.
First up, we have the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Built on the same platform os the Lamborghini Urus (actually, the Cayenne came first but we give the Urus a lot more attention because it’s a Lambo), the Cayenne also shares the Urus’s 4.0-L twin-turbo V8 engine. Power is rated at 542 horses and 568 lb-ft of torque, which heads to all wheels all the time through an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Zero to sixty is done in just 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 180 mph.
Next, we have the Range Rover Sport SVR. Powered by a supercharged 5.0-L V8, the SVR gets 575 hp and 502 lb-ft. Zero to sixty is done in 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 165 mph. Both SUVs weigh roughly the same, so it’ll all come down to engine performance in drag and rolling races.
The Porsche undeniably defeats the Range Rover in both the quarter-mile drag race and rolling races, and even stops a full car length ahead of the SVR in the emergency brake test.
But it’s the off-road drag race where things get interesting. Here we see the big, square mug of the Mercedes-AMG G 63 appear. Powered by another 4.0-L twin-turbo V8, the G 63 gets 577 hp and 627 lb-ft. It does weigh significantly more than the Porsche, however, clocking in at 5,478 lbs to the Porsche’s 4,795 lbs.
Will that be enough to give the Cayenne the edge?
It’s too close to tell. After the G 63 gets a good start off the line, the Porsche manages to crawl its way back into contention. It’s a photo finish, with the G63 edging it out by what appears to be just a few inches.
The SVR once again comes in last.
But the real test in off-road performance would be to run this drag race several times to see which SUV’s suspension survives the longest. Our money’s on the G 63.