10 Fastest SUVs in the World

The popularity of SUVs or Sports Utility Vehicles has been increasing in the USA steadily over the last ten years. It has continued to do so in the previous couple of years. Most buyers select SUVs for their spaciousness, comfort, and practicality.

SUVs nowadays are being produced with performance levels that are comparable to those found in supercars. In response, manufacturers improved SUVs’ comfort, style, and speed.

10. Maserati Grecale Trofeo

Top Speed:177 miles per hour/hour
 0-62 miles per hour: 3.8 seconds
Power: 530 horsepower
 Torque: 457 pound-feet
 Released: 2022

Maserati Grecale Trofeophoto source: thecarexpert.co.uk

As the Maserati themselves says, Grecale Trofeo is lightweight construction combined with high-performance engines resulting in a thrilling ride.

The carbon fiber prop shaft and extensive use of materials such as aluminum contribute to a world-class power-to-weight ratio, acceleration, and speed.

It’s enough to propel the Italian SUV from a standstill to 62mph in 3.8 seconds when channeled to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Did You Know:

Grecale” in Italian refers to a north-easterly Mediterranean wind.

9. BMW X5 M and X6 M Competition

Top Speed: 180 miles per hour
 0-62 miles per hour: 3.8 seconds
Power: 617 horsepower
 Torque: 559 pound-feet
 Released: 2020

BMW X5 M and X6 M Competitionphoto source: images.hgmsites.net

The original X5, as well as the X6, were both pioneers in their own right. The X6 announced the emergence of the coupe-SUV class, while the X5 demonstrated BMW’s ability to create an SUV with surprisingly car-like handling.

In Competition trim, the X5 M Competition’s twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 blasts the pavement with 617 horsepower, and the power is well-used with several M-infused chassis upgrades.

This consists of a torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system with a bias toward rear-wheel drive, 15.6-inch front brakes, and numerous drive modes that provide a range of settings for comfort or corner carving.

Did You Know:

Torque is a crucial component of generating power from a car’s engine because it represents the load an engine can handle to generate a certain amount of power to rotate the machine on its axis.

8. Audi RS Q8

Top Speed: 190 miles per hour
 0-62 miles per hour: 3.7 seconds
Power: 591 horsepower
 Torque: 590 pound-feet
 Released: 2020

Audi RS Q8photo source: motor1.com

The top-tier Audi Q8, which received the RS treatment in 2021, is still a top-speed monster with a top speed of 190 mph. The large Audi uses an upgraded suspension with active anti-roll bars to control erratic motions in addition to its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 producing 591 horsepower.

Did You Know:

The Audi Type A Sport-Phaeton was the company’s first vehicle, introduced in 1910.

7. Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

Top Speed: 124 miles per hour
 0-62 miles per hour: 3.7 seconds
Power: 480 horsepower
 Torque: 600 pound-feet
 Released: 2021

Ford Mustang Mach-E GTphoto source: jordangolson.com

Mach-E GT features a distinctive nose that visually connects it to Classic Mustangs, two upsized permanent-magnet motors—one at each axle—producing 480 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque, Ford’s “extended range” 93.0-kWh battery, larger rotors, a retuned suspension, and 20-inch wheels wrapped in all-season performance tires.

Did You Know:

0-62 miles per hour is the time it takes a vehicle to accelerate from a complete stop to 62 miles per hour in seconds.

6. Lamborghini Urus

Top Speed: 190 miles per hour
 0-62 miles per hour: 3.6 seconds
Power: 657 horsepower
 Torque: 627 pound-feet
 Released: 2021

Lamborghini Urusphoto source: cdn.octane.rent

The first Super Sport Utility Vehicle in the world, the Lamborghini Urus combines the soul of a super sports car with the valuable functionality of an SUV.

The Urus, propelled by Lamborghini’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, is all about a performance mindset that combines thrilling driving with incredible vehicle capabilities.

This visionary realization of genuine Lamborghini DNA flows effortlessly with the design, performance, driving dynamics, and unbridled emotion.

Did You Know:

Lamborghini is named after the company’s founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.

5. Tesla Model Y Performance

Top Speed: 155 miles per hour
 0-62 miles per hour: 3.5 seconds
Power: 456 horsepower
 Torque: 497 pound-feet
 Released: 2020

Tesla Model Y Performancephoto source: moveelectric.com

Tesla Model Y offers an appealing combination of quick acceleration, long driving range, agile handling, and fast charging.

Because of the almost instantaneous torque produced by its two electric motors, the Tesla Model Y accelerates quickly and with assurance. As a result, it travels swiftly through town and provides assertive passing power on the freeway.

This is particularly true for the more potent Model Y Performance, which can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour more quickly than most sports cars.

Did You Know:

Tesla’s first car, the electric Roadster, was released in 2008.

4. Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 

Top Speed: 190 miles per hour
 0-62 miles per hour: 3.4 seconds
Power: 707 horsepower
 Torque: 645 pound-feet
 Released: 2021

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk photo source: assets.newatlas.com

It is the most powerful Jeep ever built and one of the most powerful SUVs in the world, thanks to its 707 horsepower supercharged Hellcat V-8 engine.

The Trackhawk can outrun some of the best sports cars in a straight line even though it can’t keep up with them on the racetrack.

Did You Know:

By 1985, the American Motors Corporation had already started working on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and had developed what is now referred to as “product lifecycle management. “

3. Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT

Top Speed: 186 miles per hour
 0-62 miles per hour: 3.3 seconds
Power: 631 horsepower
 Torque: 626 pound-feet
 Released: 2022

Porsche Cayenne Turbo GTphoto source: topgear.com

A twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine with 631 horsepower, 626 pound-feet of torque, and a top speed of 6800 revolutions per minute powers the Cayenne Turbo GT. It is fused to Porsche‘s well-known eight-speed automatic transmission from ZF.

When launch control is engaged, the Turbo GT squats and leaps off the starting line like a bull in a flank strap, and the brakes are released just before the boost peaks. Reaching 30 mph takes just 1.0 or a second.

Did You Know:

The world’s first automobile with brakes on all four wheels was the Lohner-Porsche Elektromobil, which made its debut in 1898.

2. Aston Martin DBX707

Top Speed: 193 miles per hour
 0-62 miles per hour: 3.3 seconds
Power: 697 horsepower
 Torque: 663 pound-feet
 Released: 2020

Aston Martin DBX707photo source: images.pistonheads.com

The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 used in the standard DBX is a Mercedes-AMG engine, and in the DBX707, the same engine is tuned to an enormous 697 horsepower. Aston has also installed a new transmission with a wet clutch system to handle the additional torque (all 900Nm of it).

It is a car that rules in every way thanks to its blazing performance, outstanding dynamics, unmistakable style, and absolute luxury. But being a leader is just the start. DBX707 unleashes new levels of dynamic performance by showcasing true engineering mastery.

Did You Know:

The most expensive British vehicle ever sold at auction was an Aston Martin DBR1, which cost $22,550,000 or  £17.5 million.

1. Tesla Model X Plaid

Top Speed: 163 miles per hour
 0-62 miles per hour: 2.5 seconds
Power: 1020 horsepower
 Torque: 752 pound-feet
 Released: 2022

Tesla Model X Plaidphoto source: uncrate.com

The Model X Plaid is the best-performing SUV ever produced, offering the highest power and quickest acceleration of any SUV with an acceleration of 2.5 seconds. In addition, the Model X Plaid configurations can finish consecutive track runs without experiencing performance degradation thanks to updated battery architecture.

The Model X Plaid’s incredible acceleration and extremely potent tri-motor powertrain would still be engineering marvels. However, it is superior to every other SUV, and the fact that Tesla has maintained a range of more than 300 miles makes it better.

Along with its roomy interior and unusual features that make for a distinctive ownership experience, the Model X Plaid has also shown itself to be exceptionally crash-safe.

Did You Know:

Tesla Inc. was named after Serbian American inventor Nikola Tesla.

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