As Fast and Furious makes its way to the top of the box office, SUVs are doing the same in the motoring world. Car manufacturer Jeep races to the summit of the performance off-roader market with its new 707hp Grand Cherokee Trackhawk alongside strong contenders. Here’s a look at its stats and at the cars, it’s had to overtake to get to the top.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
A full-sized SUV with a 6.2-liter, supercharged V8 good for 707hp and 645 lb ft. (875Nm) of torque. When that’s sent to all four wheels it results in a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 180mph (though Jeep is quick to point out the speedometer actually goes up to 200mph).
It might be a high-sided limousine with wooden cabin trim that can only be sourced by artisans abseiling down a cliff face, but it also has a six-liter W12 twin-turbocharged engine under its immense hood. That outputs 608hp, 900Nm of torque and gives the 2440kg car a 0-100km/h time of four seconds. However, Bentley claims the Bentayga can hit 187mph.
Tesla Model X
Spec Tesla‘s first SUV with the 100kWh Dual Motor Performance D package and it will beat just about anything powered by fossil fuels off the line. Thanks to instantaneous electric motors running the show, this seven-seater has 967Nm of torque on tap and can go from 0-100km/h in 3.1 seconds. However, it only outputs 603hp and its top speed is just 150mph (250km/h).
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
The only full-size SUV in this list to actually come from an out-and-out sportscar maker is also one of the slowest. Even with a 4.8-liter, 570hp turbocharged V8 under its hood, the Cayenne can only manage a 0-100km/h time of 4.1 seconds. However, thanks to 800Nm of torque, it can hit a very impressive 176mph (283km/h).
Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic
The fastest and most exclusive series production Range Rover in the company’s history. Just like the Bentley its cabin is a place of zen-like tranquillity and business-class luxury. However, it is one of the world’s most formidable genuine off-road vehicles and, thanks to a 550hp supercharged V8 is also the most powerful one Land Rover has ever built. It serves up 680Nm of torque and covers the 0-100km/h dash in 5.4 seconds; its top speed is capped at 155mph (250km/h).