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SUVs are big business now, so much so that it’s hard to believe there was a time when automakers weren’t interested in having one on offer in their lineup. In more recent times some automakers that held out also decided that not joining would be detrimental to their income generation, and so now we have brands like Lamborghini and Ferrari with SUVs on their online configurators. For this test, there’s no Ferrari, but the lineup is epic nonetheless. The Carwow crew assembled five of the world’s most popular, and most powerful SUVs available in the UK at the time of creating the video. The cars assembled aren’t all in the same class, mixed in with a bunch of stupidly powerful fossil fuel-powered cars, there’s also the all-electric Tesla Model X Plaid, which while not as large as the rest is still classified as an SUV. We already know that any Tesla in the right drive mode can be stupendously quick, and so logic says that’s where you should bet your money. That said, the other cars in the fray are nothing to scoff at with huge power on board being sent to all four wheels via lightning-quick transmissions. From Italy, there’s the Lamborghini Urus Performante, and from Germany, we have the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT, the BMW X5M and one of our favourites, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S.

On paper, these SUVs have some amazing stats. The BMW X5 M features a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 with 465 kW and 750Nm of torque and weighs 2 410 kg. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT also sees fitment of a twin-turbocharged V8 with a little less capacity ar 4.0-litres, power on tap is claimed at 477 kW with a massive 850Nm of torque with a weight of 2 200 kg. With an identical-sized powerplant, the Lamborghini Urus Performante churns out 497 kW with a matching 850 Nm of torque and weighs just (just in SUV terms) 2 150 kg. While the Urus has some interesting looks, we reckon the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S is the prettiest of the bunch and comes in with less power claimed at 450 kW but with matching torque of 850 Nm while tipping the scales at 2 400kg. Now without watching the video, we can’t blame you for placing your bets on the all-electric Tesla Model X Plaid thanks to some absolutely bonkers power figures of 760 Kw (over 1 000 hp) with 1 020Nm of torque, which is needed thanks to the heavy 2 539 kg weight. Who is your money on?

Take a look at the YouTube video that shows the Carwow crew pit some of the world's best SUVs against each other to see which of the lot is the fastest to take the crown of the Fastest SUV: The World's Quickest SUVs: DRAG RACE! New Urus PERF v Model X PLAID v X5M v Turbo GT v GLE 63 S | carwow

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