Electric is #1.

We've compiled a list of the Top 5 quickest SUVs in the world. Not surprisingly, a pure electric took top honors.

5. Brabus GLE Coupe 850 – 3.8 seconds

Sometimes the old ways are the best...at least Brabus certainly thinks so - and that’s why its take on the Merc GLE uses the old 6.0-liter V8 instead of AMG’s latest units. This Brabus is no longer a spring chicken, but its performance is still impressive.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

4. Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio – 3.8 seconds

It might be the fastest SUV of the group around the Nürburgring, but that's not enough to take top spot here. Following on from the Giulia, the Stelvio SUV has received the Quadrifoglio treatment. That means a 505 hp (377 kW) 2.9-liter biturbo V6 lives under the bonnet.

3. Lamborghini Urus – 3.6 seconds

Should Lamborghini even make an SUV? Turn back the pages of history and you’ll find that the new Urus wasn’t the brand’s first. Its power output of 641 hp (478 kW) is actually more than you'll find one of Lamborghini's Huracan models.

2. Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk – 3.4 seconds

Not only will this SUV’s 6.2-liter V8 engine produce 707 hp (527 kW), but it will also get it to a top speed of 180 mph (290 kph). This is a full-size battle bus that has the ability to shame a McLaren 540C in a 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) sprint.

1. Tesla Model X – 2.9 seconds

The fastest SUV out there doesn’t have six turbos or a 43-liter engine — but rather it's an electric vehicle. Tick the Ludicrous Mode box and silently embarrass a few supercars with your Tesla Model X. It even comes with a set of supercar-aping gullwing doors.

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