1. BENTLEY MULSANNE
Power ain’t that spectacular from the 6.8-litre blown V8, at 377kW, but it’s a double stump-puller with more than 1000 Newtons. A fair bit of weight to carry, though: 2711kg.
2. MERCEDES-AMG S65
Why muck around with the V8-powered S63 when you can go the whole hog with the S65? Generous 6.0-litre V12 manages 463kW to complement its neat 1000Nm shove.
3. TESLA MODEL S
Tesla leads the way when it comes to electric performance, in part thanks to the hefty torque that arrives the second you stand on the throttle. It really is a head-jolting experience.
4. MERCEDES-AMG S63
While AMG is wheeling out its new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, some models continue with the older-school 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8, which kicks out 430kW and 900Nm.
5. BENTLEY BENTAYGA
Get past the polarising looks and there’s a handy 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 to play with. As well as 900Nm, there’s 447kW to help shift the SUV’s substantial body.