Super SUV

Those seeking a luxury SUV now have a very attractive and unique alternative to the hordes of virtually identical Escalades roaming Miami’s boulevards.
Text by Bill Lindsey | November 29, 2018 | Luxury

Jeep’s Grand Wagoneer started the luxury SUV trend, but Hennessey Performance just perfected it. Best known for modifying sportscars with powerplants guaranteed to break all known speed limits in 4 seconds or less, Hennessey has reinvented the full-size Lincoln Navigator in the form of the HPE600. The racecar-quality red Brembo brake calipers combined with custom 22” wheels are clues this beast can do more than haul groceries. Any preconceptions that Ford’s turbocharged EcoBoost V6 is all about fuel economy and saving the planet vanish when you press the Loud Pedal, going from 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds. FYI, that’s as fast as a Corvette, which holds 4 fewer passengers. You’d get strange looks if you showed up at Homestead Speedway’s drag strip night in the HPE600 — until you burned out a 12.9-second quarter mile with a top speed of 107 mph in a vehicle that holds a Cub Scout Troop with a leather and fine-wood accented interior loaded with electronics that would make Bill Gates swoon with delight. If you want to stand out from the crowd, let Hennessey “super size” a Navigator for you;

2018 Lincoln Navigator