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20 Stealthy and Fast SUVs That Make the Perfect Getaway Cars

Vukasin HerbezDecember 14, 2018

  1. Audi SQ7

The Q7 luxury SUV is one of the best products that Audi sells in America. It looks like the company perfectly understood the need for a big, fast, comfortable cruiser. In fact, those Q7s are just as popular here as they are in Europe. However, for performance-oriented buyers, Audi offers the SQ7, a 435 HP-powered luxury locomotive on wheels.

The SQ7 packs all the possible luxury items along with the mighty 4.0-liter twin turbo V8. This is the same engine as in the Bentley Bentayga or Lamborghini Urus but detuned to 435 HP. However, it is possible that Audi felt the pressure to keep the power level down so other Volkswagen brands could use the full potential of this powerful unit.

  1. Range Rover Sport SVR

As the defining car of the segment, the Range Rover couldn’t sit still and watch as other cars stole its thunder. So, they introduced the mighty Sport SVR. With heavily supercharged 5.0-liter V8, a host of chassis, suspension and braking modifications and unique trim details, the SVR is a true performance SUV beast.

They mated the 575 HP engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It is capable of propelling this heavy wagon from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds with up to 176 mph top speeds.

  1. Dodge Durango SRT

Do you need to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and get 475 HP? Would you like the ability to carry seven passengers in comfort? Perhaps you need a small school bus, just in case your kids are late for school and you need to get them there in a hurry.

If so, then you need a Dodge Durango SRT. With its 6.4-liter Hemi and 475 HP, it is a pure Dodge muscle car in an SUV package. In contrast to the other vehicles on this list that are mostly useless as real SUVs, this Dodge is quite capable.

  1. Tesla Model X

This list had to feature the Model X since it is an extremely capable SUV. And with its amazing acceleration numbers, its perfect for a getaway in a hurry. However, it is an expensive car that is uncommon and unforgettable, so it may not be the choice if you want to make a clean, unnoticed getaway.

In its most powerful Model X P100D version, this Tesla produces 259 HP on the front and 503 HP on the rear axle. Translated to sheer performance, the Model X P100D is capable of getting to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. And that means you can smoke a Ferrari 488 with your Tesla, at least at the stoplight.

  1. GMC Typhoon

Today, turbo-powered SUVs are quite common. However, in the early ‘90s, the idea was unheard of in the car world. And especially those stealthy, performance SUVs that could beat almost any sports car at those stoplight drags. But one most car fans could count on was the legendary GMC Typhoon. They equipped the Typhoon with a 4.3-liter V6 engine, a turbocharger and an intercooler.

The power output was 280 HP, which is unimpressive today, but back in 1991, that was an exciting number. In fact, the automatic transmission, performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system and suspension helped its performance. Best of all, the Typhoon could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds. Even today, this is quite fast for an ordinary SUV.

  1. Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Turbo

Nobody could consider the 2005 Forester XT a performance machine. After all, it is a mid-size family SUV concentrated on comfort, but with a twist. The Forester 2.5 XT has a 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-four engine with 207 HP and extremely capable all-wheel drive.

And that all adds up to some surprising acceleration times. In fact, this car can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds. Those numbers make it a competent yet inexpensive SUV with a stealthy design and great driving dynamics.

  1. Chevrolet Trailblazer SS

The Trailblazer is a common SUV that will not grab the attention of other motorists or the police. However, in the SS trim, it comes with a 6.0-liter V8 producing 400 HP, resulting in a serious performance. The best thing is that the Trailblazer SS looks like any other GM SUV from the period yet it is relatively inexpensive to acquire.

  1. Ford Edge ST

The Edge ST is a new and interesting product from a company who recently announced they would only build SUVs, trucks and Mustangs. The Edge is a modern crossover/SUV with a standard design and street appearance. And yet, it hides something interesting under its hood.

The 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 with 335 HP is more the enough to launch this model to prohibited speeds in a short time. However, that’s not all. The ST package means it has an upgraded suspension and brakes, as well.

  1. Mercedes ML 63 AMG

The Cadillac Escalade is one of the most common luxury SUVs around. Although it has a big and powerful V8 under the hood, nobody expects this enormous car to be as fast as it is. Interestingly, the guys from Hennessey decided to make the Escalade faster than the Camaro and almost as fast as the Corvette ZR1.

The HPE 800 kit includes a supercharger and over 30 various upgrades to the Escalade stock drivetrain. The result is a massive 805 HP beast that can reach 60 mph in a mind-blowing 3.7 seconds.

These are the top 20 stealthy and fast SUVs that make the perfect getaway cars. While some have a hefty price tag, others are a bit more affordable. But no matter which one you choose, be sure to follow your local road regulations so you don’t need to escape the authorities in a cloud of engine exhaust.

  1. Hennessey Cadillac Escalade HPE 800

The Cadillac Escalade is one of the most common luxury SUVs around. Although it has a big and powerful V8 under the hood, nobody expects this enormous car to be as fast as it is. Interestingly, the guys from Hennessey decided to make the Escalade faster than the Camaro and almost as fast as the Corvette ZR1.

The HPE 800 kit includes a supercharger and over 30 various upgrades to the Escalade stock drivetrain. The result is a massive 805 HP beast that can reach 60 mph in a mind-blowing 3.7 seconds.

These are the top 20 stealthy and fast SUVs that make the perfect getaway cars. While some have a hefty price tag, others are a bit more affordable. But no matter which one you choose, be sure to follow your local road regulations so you don’t need to escape the authorities in a cloud of engine exhaust.

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