Will the Rivian R1S electric SUV beat two very beastly petrol SUVs?

The Rivian R1S takes on a Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT and an Aston Martin DBX 707 – will it be able to take them on?

It is becoming increasingly common to see acceleration and speed races where an electric vehicle is pitted against the most spectacular, fastest and most expensive (petrol) sports cars in the world, and the results are astonishing.

Today we have a special moment again, as the Rivian R1S, a 100% electric SUV capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in less than three seconds, takes on two really fast and powerful petrol SUVs. We are talking about a 631 hp Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT and a 697 hp Aston Martin DBX 707.

As for the Rivian R1S, its power output is 835 hp and torque of 908 Nm, making it the more powerful and torquey of its two rivals.

By contrast, the Rivian R1S is the heaviest vehicle of all with a total weight of 3,161 kg compared to the 2,258 kg of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT or the 2,326 kg of the Aston Martin option.

As you know, electric cars are generally heavier than combustion cars, and the battery is an important ballast and with these data we have provided you can see the big difference.

Below you can see the video of the race.

As you can see, on this occasion the Rivian R1S was no match for the Porsche SUV or the Aston Martin SUV, even in the first few metres when in theory the instant torque should be in favour of the Rivian R1S.

It is true that the video itself shows how the speed limiter of the R1S reaches 111 mph (178 km), a speed limit that makes that in the final stretch of the race its opponents still achieve greater differences being the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT a clear winner.

This time it wasn’t to be, an electric SUV like the Rivian R1S was no faster than the large displacement petrol SUV options, but it was fun nonetheless, wasn’t it?

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