It's a tight one.
SUVs rule the world, and high-performance versions of these lumbering people carriers are enjoying a massive spike in popularity. It seems as if people can't get enough of high-riding and heavy performance cars that, as with old-school muscle cars, are mainly used for going fast in a straight line. A recently released video by Hennessey Performance shows two of our favorite land yachts duking it out for the win in a classic side-by-side drag race.
We're talking about the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and Lamborghini Urus of course. These two SUVs are darlings of the fast SUV world, and both offer some serious go. We recently covered a tuned Trackhawk racing a C8 Corvette, and a Urus racing a BMW X5 M. In both those races the Jeep and Lambo won.
In the video, we can see the two cars lining up for the first race. As they set off, there's no hint of tire squeal from either of the cars and a few feet in you can clearly see the Trackhawk take the lead. The Jeep manages to maintain a car length on the Lambo up until fourth gear at around 110 mph, but after that, the Urus starts to pull on the big American. By fith gear, the Lambo starts sailing past the Jeep at a speed of 130 mph.
The second run shows that driver input plays a big role in deciding the race. The Urus manages to stick with the Trackhawk from the line, and the race is once again a close call up until fourth gear, where the Italian starts pulling, but not by much. So it looks like it boils down to reaction times.
The Lamborghini Urus is a true supercar SUV. Starting at $207,326, this Italian mobster gets powered by a 4.0-liter V8 with a couple of turbos strapped on and delivers a massive 641 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. This enables it to sprint to sixty in only 3.6 seconds and 0-124 mph in 12.8 seconds. The Jeep Trackhawk is a relative performance bargain with a starting price of $87,150. Powering this Jeep is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine producing 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque. This gives it the ability to sixty miles per hour in only 3.5 seconds.
YouTuber David Swan comments "finally, an actual drag race with stock versions of these two. It's incredibly close, definitely a driver's race", while NIAtoolkit comments "60 foot: Jeep, 1/4 mile: Urus, 1/2 mile: Jeep, 1 mile: Urus."