TOP 5 V8-powered SUVS

1RANGE ROVER SPORT

THE Cayenne may be on the money dynamically, but nothing blends a bent-eight, supercharger and sense of occassion like the British mega-SUV.

2PORSCHE CAYENNE TURBO

SUPERIOR down a country road, the ageing Cayenne is a physics-defying, corner-carving SUV with a cabin built by the quality gods.

3BMW X5M

WANT an SUV that drives like a hot hatch and keeps up with an M3? The X5M makes the Cayenne look pricey, delivering a performance punch and luggage space.

4MERC ML63 AMG

NOT AS accomplished as the X5M, but the ML doesn't suffer continental drift; a shifting mass that flies like anything with ‘AMG’ on its bootlid should.

MERC G63 AMG

UNRIVALLED for its ability to merge lanes, halt pedestrians and crack necks with its unapologetic political incorrectness... and that sound!