Every Saturday UK automotive website Car Wow releases a new video. This week they’ve arranged a hot SUV drag race. Click here to see other drag race videos on our site. The hot SUV drag race features three natural rivals. First up is the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, which takes on the Audi RS Q3 Sportback and the last of the trio is the Porsche Macan Turbo.
Turbo and all-wheel-drive
Under the curvy and vented bonnet of Italian model is a 2,9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine that develops 375 kW and 600 N.m of torque. It sends power to all four corners via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Click here to read our Alfa Romeo Stelvio driving review.
The smaller German challenger has a very distinctive engine note thanks to its famed inline five-pot motor. The turbocharged 2,5-litre engine produces 294 kW and 480 N.m of torque. As with all sporty Audi models power is channelled to a quattro all-wheel-drive system after passing through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Learn more about the Audi RS Q3 and its Sportback twin here. You can read our driving review of the Audi A3 at this link.
Porsche’s Macan Turbo features a 2,9-litre V6 motor that develops 324 kW and 550 N.m of peak torque. The latter is developed in a plateau from 1 800 to 5 600 r/min. Power, as with all versions, is delivered to four corners through a slick-shifting dual-clutch (PDK in Porsche speak) transmission that offers seven forward ratios. You can read our Macan Turbo review here.
Car Wow runs the three cars from a standing start, a rolling start and lastly a braking test to see which of the three hot SUVs performs the best. If you enjoy the hot SUV drag race please feel free to share using the social media buttons below.