Check out this drag race between three giant SUVs: a Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S, a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, and a Tesla Model X P100D.
We’ve seen the Jeep Trackhawk in action before, and while it’s certainly got a lot of power thanks to a 6.2-L supercharged V8 (707 horsepower, to be exact), it’s also the heaviest performance SUV on the road: 5,363 lbs. That’s a lot of weight to give that much power too, and people have described driving it as like driving an apartment building with a jet turbine strapped to it.
And then there’s the Tesla, that manages to outweigh the Trackhawk at an impressive 5,531 lbs. However, the Model X P100D has the benefit of ludicrous power thanks to its electric motors. With 588 hp and on-demand 920 lb-ft of torque, the Model X can go from zero to sixty in just 2.9 seconds.
Finally, we have the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S. Obviously the odd man out with just 503 hp from a 4.0-L twin-turbo V8, the GLC is more here to provide a comparison with something a little more average (if you can call a 500 hp SUV “average”).
Of the three, it seems like this is a race between the all-powerful Trackhawk and the ludicrous Model X. We’ll be very surprised if the GLC even comes close.
In the standing quarter-mile, the Model X just manages to stave off the Trackhawk before the finish line. The Trackhawk managed to get a better start, which was surprising, but the P100D has incredible acceleration thanks to its electric motors.
The Model X managed a time of 11.8 seconds, with the Trackhawk coming next at 11.9 seconds. The GLC managed a time of 12.1 seconds.
So the Model X is the winner, but because we can’t let the Trackhawk down, Carwow held a rolling race next. This time the Trackhawk just managed to take out the Model X thanks to a higher top speed, but only just.
On the brake test from 70 to 0, the GLC won handily thanks to weighing 1,000 lbs less than the Model X, but nobody cares about stopping. It’s going fast that takes the checkered flag, and for that, the Model X and Trackhawk are the winners.