Porsche Cayenne Turbo Drag Races Lamborghini Urus – And The Winner Is…

The Russians have developed a specific taste for drag racing high-end SUVs, and two of the latest to have been subjected to a 1/2-mile (0.8 km) run were the Lamborghini Urus and Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

You don’t have to be an anorak to know that the balance tilts in favor of the Urus. Despite sharing some nuts and bolts with the Cayenne and other large SUVs made by the Volkswagen Group, its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 produces 641 hp (650 PS / 478 kW) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque. It hits the 62 mph (100 km/h) mark in 3.6 seconds after setting off and has a 190 mph (305 km/h) top speed.

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The latest Cayenne Turbo has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 as well, only with less power: 542 hp (550 PS / 404 kW) and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque. The German SUV goes from rest to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.1 seconds, but fit it with the optional Sport Chrono Package and the time will drop by two tenths. Top speed is 178 mph (286 km/h) – but, like the Urus’, is irrelevant in this case.

On paper, then, the Urus wins this race hands down. But does this translate in the real world, or, more accurately, the drag strip? That’s for you to find out by watching the video below.


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  • Scino Iem

    Can it be more obvious?

  • Miknik

    2 fast Touaregs with the same basic engine. SO exciting

    • Matt

      Touareg was the last vehicle to use this architecture… so maybe two Q7’s?

      Just wait until all cars are electric, riding on about 4 platforms across the entire industry and all sharing the same drive systems. Then only styling will differentiate between brands, and you’ll dream of the day two vehicles with the same basic engine could still have their own distinct characters.

      • Miknik

        It’s true, it would be Q7, but I said Touareg because it#s probably the best selling application, and certainly the least posh one..

        But yeah. things are not getting much better. That said, the difference in performance makes me think the Lambo was probably a bit optimized, that lead looks to be more than “just” 100hp, or the Porsche messed up the start.

  • Spasko Simonov

    Are u sure the Porsche was actually racing? Looked like one was in comfort mode….

  • Sjaak

    Botch cars are not particular pretty. But boy oh boy this Urus in black is a pain for my eyes.

  • Six_Tymes

    ha! I did not expect that. I didn’t think it would be such a drastic difference. Design wise, the Cayenne looks so old, it really needs a full re-design

  • Miknik

    Basic engine design my friend; And that is a Porsche block, just saying….

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