15 of the Fastest SUVs
Remember those days when you were looking to buy a nice SUV probably because of its extra seating capacity and towing capacity? A car that is big and makes you feel safe. Or you could be just looking for a car that has an extra torque that can help pull up the hill with offroad capabilities. You want that hauling versatility and maybe you felt that getting an SUV is a lot more exciting than just any boring old wagon.
Then you realised that these big and heavy cars with extra seating capacity and towing capacity may be a practical car but just not the one if you're looking for in a car based on its performing ability. That compulsive desire for excitement that you have for adventures and thrill rides is easily accessible just at your right foot but if you're talking about the SUVs and fun-mobiles, the two cars are mutually exclusive. Are they really?
It's incredible when a car manufacturer can turn a small sports coupe or sleek sedan into a 12 second dragster, but that will be taken to a whole new world of ‘awesome-ness' when they can carry out the same feat with a 5000lb ship container-like SUV. That is why we present to you this gallery! Those who were once a huge fan of the horsepower ability that SUVs possessed are today's horsepower-crazed engineers, with the ability to make your dreams come to life. There is no need to settle for vehicles just because of its practicality and sensibility no more!
Whether your goal is to send your kids to school in a hurry, to beat the traffic and get to work just in time, or to make it to the mall to be able to catch the massive discounts and sales, the big, powerful and incredible vehicle awaits, at your local dealer. Forget the fact that they use up excessive gasoline like it's hungry and going out of style as engineers are still working on it, or they can be somewhat wasteful. That's definitely not the reason why we brought you here. You're here to admire the awesome funmobiles that are physics-defying and are able to double up that grocery bunch of yours or your family's while leaving your sports coupe or sleek sedan at rest. So take a look at 15 of the fastest luxury SUVs on the market.
The Escalade is no doubt an addition to any luxury vehicle list. With greater functionality and technology, the 6.2 liter V8 has been reengineered to put out 420hp and 460 ft lbs of torque. Despite its considerable heft, the mileage is decent, 14mpg city and 21mpg highway. The incredible 6-speed automatic makes great use of the engine's power as it runs this 5870lb giant to 6-mph in just short 6.1s. The luxurious features from its stylish interior design to its exterior is what makes it stand out, including heated and ventilated seats to its amazing orchestral-qualty audio and the endless list goes on.
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG
The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG is basically a tank on wheels, with approximately 6000 pounds curb weight to haul around. Fortunately, it has an enormous force to keep the balance with a 5.5 liter v8 that wrenches out 536hp and 560 lb/ft of torque. The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG is a favourite among celebrities along with a price of $135k+.
With moderate flexibility, for this list in any case, 4400lbs. Its v6 mill puts out 354hp in just 5.1s to bring the SQ5 to 60mph. This Audi's deftness is due in no small part to Audi's highly effective quatto all-wheel drive system. Besides a badge or two that gives its identity, most can hardly tell the difference between a regular Q5 and this much sportier version...that is, until they get the chance to drive it!
Range Rover Sport Supercharged
If you're thinking of getting luxurious SUVs, Range Rover could be the one. The Range Rover Sport Supercharged is extravagant with its upscale luxurious presence and its vast technologically advanced appointments. With its incredible features that include adaptive cruise control, blind spot detenction and lane departure warnings, the Range Rover Sport Supercharged is no doubt one of the best handling SUVs on the market, being able to ignite the enthusiast's desire with its 5.0 litre V8 with 510hp and 460lb ft of torque. Arrive in style this luxurious swagger.
The Infiniti FX50S looks a little like a cheetah, bloated but with high performance, far from being sluggish. Motivated with only 4500lbs, the high-performance cheetah can move. The sprint to 60mph comes up in just 4.9s with the 390hp, 5 liter v8 providing just the perfect combination of power and smoothness. The elegant and sophisticated Infiniti FX50S, with its high-tech nature makes it the ultimate choice for those who appreciate subtlety.
BMW X5 xDrive50i
As BMW's fastest SUV offering untouched by the company's legendary M division, the X5 xDrive50i is a 4.4 liter, 445hp V8 muscle machine and still manages to clip 60mph in a hair under 5s.The price starts at ‘'just'' $68k and offers all the finest in BMW luxury appointments, generating 480lb ft of torque with some serious towing capacity which makes this a favourite among the horse-crazed, a fantastic vehicle to add to any stable.
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Produced by the American manufacturer Jeep, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 represents quality and class, and also arguably the biggest bang for buck in the entire fast SUVs gallery. The quintessential "super ute" gets to 60mph with a 470hp, 6.4 liter Hemi V8. It weighs over 5000lbs, but it'll still do 0-100-0 in just 16.3s, so the massive rotos and calipers are definitely up to the task. With massive tires, sporty exterior and a finely-tuned cabin to gauge its performance, the price of $20k less than anything is even close to being a competitor.
Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG
The powerful vehicle is Mercedes's largest SUV, with the perfect blend of style and performance. With the ability to hit 60mph in just 4.8s and a 550hp 5.5 liter AMG v8 that allows you to hang with many sports cars, albeit, in a straight line. It's the combination of the utility and versatility that makes the Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG a powerhouse people hauler. Feeling playful? The big fun is just a foot extension away.
Porsche Macan Turbo S
The Macan Turbo is a baby Porsche Cayenne. Porsche Macan Turbo S is Porsche's first midsized. It boasts a powerhouse twin-turbo V6 engine that generates 394hp and hits 60mph in only 4.6s. The Macan Turo shares it's basic design with the Audi Q5, but in terms of speed, the Macan Turbo S is quicker with an awesome 7-speed PDK transmission. Thanks to its car-like proportions and sport-tuned suspension, its top speed is 164mph, making it a midsized cheetah on the run. It is the ultimate crossover.
Range Rover Sport SVR
The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest Range Rover ever! With the ability to tackle the Nurburgring, and haul five passengers in luxurious comfort, the Range Rover Sport SVR is one to love. The amazing SUV comes with a 510-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V-8, eight-speed automatic and adjustable four-wheel-drive system to help it beat any traffic. Besides that, with its superb performance of horsepower to 550 and its feature-packed interior, the Range Rover Sport SVR has indeed proven itself to be better than sports cars from Jaguar.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Who would have thought that one day you'll be able to go on a day out with your family in the Porsche Cayenne Turbo? The sleek Porsche Cayenne Turbo isn't exactly an off-road rebel, but for those who needs the utility of an SUV, this car would definitely appeal to them. The 4.8 liter turbocharged V8 gives the Cayenne a mega performer function, being able to scoot to 60mph in just 4.4 seconds. With an incredible 15mpg city and 22mpg highway fuel economy, along with extra seating capacity for the kids, this vehicle is the perfect car for the family.
Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
You're looking at Mercedes's mid-size luxury missile right here, with a 5.5 liter V8 heart that produces a prodigious 518hp and catapults the ML63 to 60mph taking only 4.7 seconds. With a luxurious design, you can expect upscale comfort in this luxury vehicle. Practical and reliable, its features include having a 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes(ABS), integrated navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, driveline traction control, the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG is definitely the leader of the pack.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
This sporty vehicle takes the top 3 in the fastest SUV for 2014-line-up. When it comes to SUVs, if you're looking for a vehicle that is powerful and quickest in acceleration, this Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is the one. Boasting 550 horsepower from the brand's 4.8 liter twin-turbo V8, it could hit 60 miles per hour in just only 4.3 seconds to a 175mph top speed. How amazing can this Porsche Cayenne Turbo S be?
BMW X6 M
The BMQ X6 M is one of the world's top SUVs in terms of its performance and agility. The 4.4 Liter twin-turbo V-8 gets a boost to 567 horsepower and a whopping 553 lb-ft of torque, up 12hp and 53 lb-ft, with a new eight-speed automatic transmission and launch control. It's yours at $103,050. Impressive and cleanest-looking, the X6 is the most incredible of all.
This BMW X5M comes with a snout full of radiators and intercoolers, the twin-turbo brute thumps with 567 hp and grips the road with giant tires on 21-inch wheels. This high-performance SUV is fireball-quick, with the ability to hit 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds. With bolstered front seats and incredible performance ability to remind you how good it is, you just can't get enough of the BMW X5M.