Luxurious top-end SUVs have become extremely popular in recent years, there’s no denying that their combination of raised ride-height, sumptuous interior appointments and added practicality are hard to ignore.

The first versions of these high-riding luxury barges were not exactly known for their accelerating prowess though, then Mercedes and BMW started to test the waters by putting powerful V8s in to them.

The resultant super sporty SUVs were an unqualified success. The buying public loved the idea of having something that had the potential to blow the doors off a hot hatch and still be capable of going off-road, all in the lap of luxury.

These new Super SUVs started a trend that has now reached fever pitch, not only are the Germans churning out some insane machines but now the Italians, Americans and the British are at it too.

Read on to see what the very fastest SUVs in the UK are today and what sort of over-powered machines are just about to be launched… Start slideshow