The Ultimate Heavyweight Drag Race Battle: Lamborghini Urus VS Ford Raptor R Vs Mercedes G63 AMG

This SUV defies the common belief that weight is detrimental to performance

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In a world where SUVs command the roads with their imposing presence, it’s only natural to wonder how some of the most powerful models stack up against each other in a flat-out drag race. Thanks to the work of Jason Cammisa and the folks at Hagerty, we now have the answer.

They pitted heavyweight contenders such as the Ford F-150 Raptor R, Lamborghini Urus, Mercedes-AMG G 63, Cadillac Escalade V, Rolls-Royce Cullinan, and Land Rover Range Rover against each other, and the results are thrilling.

Round 1

Ford Raptor R Vs Range Rover Vs Rolls Royce Cullinan Vs Cadillac Escalade-V: A Battle of Powerhouses


The race was designed to bring together a group of vehicles weighing around 6,000 lbs., equipped with their most powerful engines. From the Ford Raptor R’s 700 horsepower to the Range Rover’s 523 horsepower, the lineup presented a fascinating mix of size, power, and brand prestige.

The Raptor R’s weight of 6,075 pounds and the Cullinan’s 6,084 pounds were dwarfed by the Cadillac Escalade-V‘s 6,290 pounds. The Range Rover P530 was the least powerful but still commanded attention.

While the final contenders, the Lamborghini’s Urus and Mercedes’ G 63, packed 4.0-liter V8s, with the Urus boasting 641 hp compared to the G 63’s 577 hp. These vehicles, twinned with the Bentley Bentayga and Porsche Cayenne, showcased impressive performance, with the Urus S and Urus Performante models promising even more speed.

The Ford Raptor R, the most expensive F-150 you can buy as of August 2023, surprised many by outrunning the Cadillac Escalade-V and the BMW-engined Range Rover P530. It even demolished the Mercedes-AMG G 63 in the quarter mile by an impressive five-tenths of a second.

Round 2

Lamborghini Urus vs Ford Raptor R vs Mercedes G63 AMG: The Final Battle

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the winner of round 1 was pitted against the urus and the g63 amg

After defeating all the renowned competitors in the previous race, the team at Hagerty pitted the winner of round 1, the mighty Ford Raptor R, against the Lamborghini Urus (currently the fastest production SUV) and the Mercedes G63 AMG.

The Lamborghini Urus, however, proved too much for the Raptor R, clocking 11.7 seconds at 115 mph, compared to Ford’s 12.0 seconds at 112 mph. The presenter noted that the Raptor R could have gone faster if its top speed was not limited to 112 mph by the factory, partly due to its weight and 37-inch all-terrain tires. The Mercedes G63 AMG finished last, clocking 12.5 seconds at 110 Mph.

The Future of Heavyweight SUVs

As the electric revolution continues, the industry’s leading electric SUVs, such as the Rivian R1S, Tesla Model X, and Ford F-150 Lightning, could soon give these gasoline-powered behemoths a run for their money. With the debut of the Urus PHEV in 2024, boasting over 700 horsepower, the landscape of powerful SUVs continues to evolve.


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the urus was the clear winner of this drag race

This heavyweight drag race battle provided an exhilarating showcase of some of the world’s most iconic SUVs. It highlighted the raw power and engineering prowess of these vehicles and the direction the automotive industry is headed. As performance and technology continue to advance, the battle for supremacy among heavyweight SUVs promises to become even more thrilling.

Whether you’re a fan of the elegant Rolls-Royce, the sporty Lamborghini, or the rugged Ford, one thing is clear: The race for the ultimate heavyweight SUV is far from over, and the next few years will bring even more excitement to this high-octane competition.

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