World's Quickest SUVs: Rivian R1S vs Aston DBX 707 vs Cayenne Turbo GT — Cammisa's Ultimate Drag Race Replay - Hagerty Media
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With the help of the Maserati MC20, this is another record-breaking drag race! This time, honors go to the quickest-accelerating gasoline-powered SUV ever made. Find out whether top honors go to the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Coupe or the Aston Martin DBX707 — and whether either can keep up with the electric, four-motor, 835-hp Rivian R1S Launch Edition.
The last time we included a Rivian, the R1T left the world’s fastest pickup trucks in its dust. With the same powertrain (and a couple of fewer pounds) can the Rivian R1S SUV extend that title?
The Cayenne GT shares its platform and engine with other Volkswagen-group SUVs (the Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga, and Audi RSQ8, to name a few) and its 631 hp output is just 10 shy of the top-dog Urus’. However, the Porsche proves quicker than the Lamborghini.
Meanwhile, the 707 is the 707-hp (metric) version of Aston’s beautiful SUV — with an AMG 4.0-liter V-8 and 9-speed transmission with a wet clutch pack. Can its clutch-dump launch beat the Porsche’s torque-converter, brake-torque launch?
Or will the Porsche’s 80-treadwear Pirelli Corsa tires claw that advantage back?
Either way, the winner gets to race the carbon-fiber Maserati MC20, the brand’s first supercar since it divorced Ferrari. The Maserati Nettuno 3.0-liter V-6 makes outrageous amounts of power — 621 hp, just ten shy of the Porsche — and it weighs 1200 lb less. So it should be an easy win for the Maserati.
Oh, but that would be discounting that Porsche Magic. It’s all on display in this last episode for the 2022 season of Cammisa’s Ultimate Drag Race Replay. Caution: Baby On Board!
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