The Top 10 Most Powerful SUVs in the World

Imagine a vehicle that combines the benefits of a minivan or a large sedan with its capability to carry passengers with that of a four-wheel drive vehicle with its off-road ability. This is the sports utility vehicle, or the SUV. It is also called in other countries as an off-road vehicle, a four-wheel drive or a four-by-four. The latter two are abbreviated as the 4WD and the 4×4. Some simply use a brand name, like the Land Rover or the Jeep, as an all-encompassing description for this type of vehicle.

First, let’s make things clear. Not all four-wheel drive vehicles are SUVs. In the same manner, not all SUVs have four-wheel drives. As much as SUVs are advertised for its off-road capabilities, its use is, by and large, for paved roads only. In other words, a SUVs’ off-road prowess is only secondary. A lot of SUVs do not even have the capability to switch among two-wheel and four-wheel high and low gearings.

So we will base the power of an SUV by its horsepower. Which SUVs can crank up the most out of its engine? Here is a list of the top 10 most powerful SUVs in the world.

 

1. 2011 Brabus G 800 Widestar – 800 horsepower

 

This SUV has a 6.3-liter, V12 engine with AWD drive train. It has a top speed of 240 kilometers per hour and can go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just four seconds. Its engine boasts of 800 hp, 588 kw, while the torque is 1,420 nm at 2,100 rpm. Its sport suspension is adjustable and a high performance braking system helps to keep things under control. Buyers can also have bespoke leather upholstery and exotic wood trim. This SUV will cost you $560,000.

 

2. 2010 Brabus GLK V12 – 750 horsepower

The Brabus GLK has a 6.3-liter, V12 engine and an AWD drive train. The twin turbo engine also boasts of 12 cylinders. It can go at a top speed of 322 kilometers per hour, making it the fastest SUV in the world. Its engine power is 750 hp, 551 kw, while the torque is 1,100 nm at 1,350 rpm. This SUV can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.35 seconds. Selling price is $500,000.

 

3. 2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Gemballa Tornado 750 GTS – 750 horsepower

This SUV has a 4.8-liter, V8-powered engine with AWD drive train. It has an engine power of 750 hp, 551 kw, while the torque is 1,050 nm at 3,200 rpm. It can go at a top speed of 301 kilometers per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.3 seconds. Selling price is pegged at $540,000.

 

4. 2011 BMW X5 M G-Power Typhoon – 725 horsepower

The BMW X5 M G-Power Typhoon has a 4.4-liter, V8 engine and an AWD drive train. It has an engine power equivalent to 725 hp, 533 kw and torque of 890 nm at 1,500 rpm. It can go at a top speed of 300 kilometers per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.2 seconds. Selling price has been set at $420,000.

 

5. 2011 BMW X6 G-Power Typhoon S – 725 horsepower

The BMW X6 G-Power Typhoon S is an updated version of the BMW X5 M. Just like its predecessor, this SUV also has a 4.4-liter, V8-powered engine with AWD drive train. This one, however, has twin turbochargers. Aside from that, the rest are practically the same. Its top speed is also at 300 kilometers per hour and it can go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.2 seconds. Torque is also at 890 nm at 1,500 rpm and engine power at 725 hp, 533 kw. Selling price, however, is higher at $440,000.

 

6. 2012 BMW X6 M G-Power Typhoon Wide Body – 725 horsepower

This has a 4.4-liter, V8 twin turbocharger engine with AWD drive train. Its engine power is 725 hp, 533 kw, though it has a slightly more powerful torque than the Typhoon S at 1,000 nm at 1,500 rpm. Top speed is at 300 kilometers per hour and it can go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.2 seconds. Selling price is at $440,000.

 

7. 2009 Porsche Cayenne Mansory Chopster – 710 horsepower

This SUV has a 4.8-liter, V8 engine with AWD drive train. Top speed is 302 kilometers per hour and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.4 seconds. Engine power is rated at 710 hp, 522 kw, while the torque is 900 nm at 4,500 rpm. Selling price is at $350,000.

 

8. 2000 BMW X5 Le Mans Concept – 700 horsepower

The BMW X5 Le Mans Concept has a 6.1-liter, V12 engine with AWD drive train. Engine power is rated at 700 hp, 515 kw, while the torque is 720 nm at 5,000 rpm. It can go at a top speed of 311 kilometers per hour and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.7 seconds. Selling price is at $590,000.

 

9. 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Gemballa Tornado II – 700 horsepower

This SUV has a 4.8-liter, V8 engine with AWD drive train. Engine power has been rated at 700 hp, 515 kw, while the torque is 1,000 nm at 3,200 rpm. Its top speed is 300 kilometers per hour. This SUV can speed up from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.5 seconds. It will cost you $440,000 to drive this SUV home.

 

10. 2010 Mercedes Benz G 55 AMG Mansory G-Couture – 700 horsepower

This SUV has a 5.4-liter, V8-powered engine with AWD drive train. Its top speed is 220 kilometers per hour and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.9 seconds. Engine power is 700 hp, 515 kw, while the torque is 880 nm at 2,500 rpm.

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