Bentley Bentayga Speed, Porsche Cayenne Turbo And Mercedes-AMG G63 Go To War

The Bentayga Speed, Cayenne Turbo, and Mercedes-AMG G63 are three of the fastest SUVs on the planet – and CarWow recently put them together for a series of performance tests.

Perhaps the first thing you’ll notice is that there’s also a Suzuki Jimny included in the various tests. Of course, the Jimny is no match for the other three and, according to the presenter, was only added to the line-up because the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk that was supposed to be the fourth car encountered some issues before the tests could commence. Plus, we guess, the journos wanted to make a tongue-in-cheek joke…

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First off, the four SUVs went head-to-head in a drag race. The Bentley is publicized as the world’s fastest SUV and, fittingly, it accelerated down the quarter-mile the quickest, setting a storming time of 11.5-seconds. In second place was the Porsche, with 11.7 seconds, while the Merc wasn’t too far behind at 12.3 seconds. Just for the record, the Jimny needed 18.4.

For the second test, the SUVs competed in a rolling race and once again, the Bentley comes out on top, thanks in part to how rapidly the gearbox changes down gears when its throttle is pinned to the carpet. The final test revealed which of the SUV’s brakes the fastest – but we won’t spoil that one, if you don’t mind…

While the Bentley won the acceleration tests, though, it may not remain the king of luxury SUVs for long. Porsche is currently developing a new Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid which will have about 670 HP, giving it a power edge over even the Lamborghini Urus and Bentayga Speed. And then, of course, there’s the upcoming Ferrari Purosangue, a (rumored) even hotter version of the Urus and so on and so fort. Something tells us this battle is just beginning.

 

  • SteersUright

    The G wagon looks positively hilarious under full acceleration.
    The Bentayga’s interior is stunning. Other than that, you need to have your head examined to pay that much for a tarted up Q7. The Porsche is looking very, very old and dated by now and truly needs a full re-do. Why would you spend $150k on the. turbo version considering you can get the all-new upcoming X5M for less? As far as engine sound, the MB sounded the meanest.

    • Matt

      The Bentley is much more than just a ‘tarted up’ Q7. That also makes the Porsche Cayenne a ‘tarted up’ Q7? The Rolls-Royce Ghost is based on the 7-Series but nobody seems to mind…

      • I hear you… but I think RR hides better it’s BMW family ties. VW products tend to look a bit too similar. And when they share the same engines… The new Touareg looks like an Q5 from some angles, New VW and Audis are too similar, Lambos and Bentleys use the same dash elements, it’s a bit better now, but they really used to share so much that some Bentley looked like Audis and felt like it while driving them. RR never went for BMW with different body style. Now the new Porsche-Audi 4.0 V8 is in the Urus, Bentayga, Cayenne… and the SUVs are the same size. It’s a lot.

  • TheBelltower

    As time goes on, the Bentayga is looking more and more attractive. Or maybe my eyes are just shot. But still… I like it.

    • Matt

      It was never ugly in my opinion, but like a lot of cars – it gets a lot of hate at the beginning then people slowly forget they ever hated it.

      • OdysseyTag

        Yep, the new A7 went through the same thing.

  • Ben

    I really want to see what a Track Hawk would do!

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