Tesla Takes On Urus, G63 & SVR In The SUV Drag Race Of The Century

Drag racing an SUV may have seemed rather silly a few years ago. But these days, automakers and producing some of the fastest, most powerful sport-utes and crossovers the world has ever known.

They still might not handle like sports cars when the road turns all bendy, but in a straight line, they’ll burn rubber with the best of ’em. So which is the quickest?

Leave it to the blokes at CarWow to find out. And they’ve lined up a spectacular array of high-powered, high-riding machinery for this drag race, and brought a camera or two to capture it all.

In the left lane is an electric vehicle – but not just any electric vehicle. This is the Tesla Model X P100D, a $140k piece of circuitry with the electric equivalent of 762 horsepower (568 kW) and 791 lb-ft (1,072 Nm) of torque on tap. With Ludicrous Mode engaged, it’ll run to 60 in under three seconds.

That’s mighty quick for a crossover – electric or otherwise. But they’ve lined up some rather muscular, conventionally powered vehicles to take it on, each with a force-fed V8 under the hood. Like the Lamborghini Urus, the first crossover from the Raging Bull marque, armed with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 rated at 641 hp (478 kW) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) to deliver a quoted 0-62 time of 3.6 seconds.

Packing a similar engine in a boxier form is the new Mercedes-AMG G63, dispatching a lower 577 hp (430 kW) and the same 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) to sprint to 62 in 4.5 seconds. And they’re joined by the Range Rover Sport SVR, whose larger 5.0-liter V8 is supercharged to the tune of 575 hp (422 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm), running to 60 in four seconds flat.

On paper, then, it seems a no-brainer. But how does that translate to the tarmac? And just how big a difference are we looking at? And does the rolling start make a difference over a standing start? You’ll want to watch the video for yourself to find out.

 

  • Bash

    Damn, those cars looks so good, I’m torn between them can’t pick my favorite the urus, the G wagon or that amazing SVR. Honestly can’t make my mind on these three.

  • Christian

    F u k I n g Neck tattoos… what an idiot..

  • Craig

    At 11.6 seconds – the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk would have come in SECOND place! And cost $26,000 to $113,000 less.

    • Matteo Tommasi

      And the alfa stelvio Q third

    • S3XY

      You are so right. Forget the cost of filling up at the smelly disgusting gas station twice a week and all the ICE maintenance that will be needed.

      • Craig

        I will. Thanks.

  • salamOOn

    I dont care, i would pick the G class. The most versatile one.

  • Nihar

    It’s very hard to focus on the Tesla when the Urus is that green.

  • Blade t

    I thought the svr would beat the g63 wow..

  • PK

    The G63 has my respect! Mercedes Benz all the way!!!! <3

    • S3XY

      I respect the gas guzzling box too! <3

      • PK

        like tesla’s battery can last long.

      • gambit gamboa

        where the electricity generated comes from? your ass? think again, the answer is: Fossil fuels.

        You pollute just as much as the V10, kid.

  • S3XY

    1 Spaceship vs. 3 Dinosaurs

    • Matt

      Electric cars are even older than ICE. Such vintage technology.

    • alexxx

      I agree.
      But it looks like shit.Spaceshit😂

  • eb110americana

    “Tezzla.”

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