While some people buy certain types of cars because they simply need it, since cars can serve as a necessity depending on the person’s location and environment; some do it for their love for speed, luxury, and a host of other reasons.
Cars have become an important part of most people’s lives, ever since those machines became accessible to the majority; and the type of car a person drives – in most cases, say a lot about the person’s personality. Driving a Toyota Corolla, for example, could imply that you’re a simple and frugal individual without excess cash to throw around unnecessarily. A Rolls-Royce Dawn, on the other hand, could give off an impression of a rich person who always want to be noticed without making much effort, and a Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro could give the impression of a serious off-roader.
While the aforementioned car models cater to the different personalities mentioned, a vehicle like the Lamborghini Urus portrays you as a wealthy person with love for fast and powerful SUVs. It’s an entirely different and ecstatic feeling driving a car that is capable of going from 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. If you’re one of those people passionate about high-performance SUVs, this article is for you.
Below are the top 10 most powerful SUVs in the world for 2020.
10. 2020 Range Rover Sport SVR
Land Rover’s most powerful vehicle yet, the 2020 Range Rover Sport SVR, takes luxury and performance to a whole new level. The SUV come equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 Supercharged Petrol engine which delivers a powerful 567 horsepower and 700Nm of torque. This powerful engine allows the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds.
9. 2020 Mercedes-AMG G63
The Mercedes-AMG G63 has earned its reputation as not only a SUV with great body work with exotic interior, but also one of the strongest SUVs in the world with a capability to conquer whatever terrain it rides on. The 2020 model is powered a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine which produces 585 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. This powerful engine enables the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph within 4.3 seconds.
8. 2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo
Under the hood, the 2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo features a 3.8-liter turbocharged V8 engine which produces 590 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque. The Ferrari-sourced engine enables the Italian midsize luxury SUV to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, with a top speed of 189 mph. This allows the 2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo to rank among the fastest SUVs in the world.
7. 2020 Audi RS Q8
Of all the cars on this list, the Audi RS Q8 is the newest model in the market. The luxury high-performance SUV boasts a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine which cranks out 592 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, with a 0-62 mph acceleration in just 3.8 seconds. This adds the Audi RS Q8 to the list of the fastest SUVs in the world. When equipped with the RS ceramic brakes, the RS Q8 SUV will have a top speed of 189.5 mph.
6. 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge
Rolls-Royce’s first-ever SUV; the Cullinan, makes up for what we’ve been missing with the limousines, cabriolets and coupes. Even better, the 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge edition packs more mouthwatering features. The vehicle features a 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine, which pumps out 600 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The ultra-luxury high-performance SUV boasta a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 4.9 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph.
5. 2020 BMW X6 M Competition
Both the 2020 X6 M Competition and the 2020 X5 M Competition SUV from BMW share the same specs. These two siblings both have the mechanical claim to power with their shared 617 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, courtesy of their 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine. This powerful engine enables the both vehicles to reach 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 177 mph.
4. 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed
The 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed is powered by a 6.0 liter twin turbo TSI W12 engine which cranks out 626 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque. This high-performance luxury SUV is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, with a top speed of 190 mph.
3. 2020 Lamborghini Urus
The 2020 Lamborghini Urus is equipped with a 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine which cranks out an impressive 641 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque. The insane high-performance ultra-luxurious SUV is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds, with a top speed of 190 mph, making it the fastest internal combustion engine SUV in the world in 2020.
2. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
While some high-performance SUVs are still grappling with 400, 500 and 600 horsepower, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is packing a monstrous 707 horsepower. Declared as the world’s most powerful internal combustion engine SUV, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is powered by a Supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine also delivers 645 pound-feet of torque. This monster SUV is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 180 mph.
1. 2019 Tesla Model X P100D
The only electric vehicle on the list holds the number one spot. The 2019 Tesla Model X P100D features a combined 762 horsepower output on both the front and rear motors, with an acceleration performance of 2.7 seconds from 0-60 mph when its ‘Ludicrous Mode’ is engaged. The high-performance AWD EV boasts a 303-mile range and a top speed of 155 mph. Just for the records, the Tesla Model X P100D towed a 287,000-pound Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner nearly 1,000 feet down the tarmac at the Melbourne Airport in Australia, setting the Guinness World Record for “heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle.”