That the classification ‘Super SUV’ even exists in this so-called era of CO2 reduction, downsizing and electrification is proof enough that we as a species, by and large, couldn’t give a monkeys about the environment. As the ocean boils and our atmosphere immolates, we’ll dream of pouring out a glass of champers in the back of our V12-powered Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet – roof up of course. Okay, maybe that’s a bit extreme. Perhaps it’s proof at least that while scientists and environmentalists squawk, money talks, and that there are enough people out there willing to buy these cars to make them hellaciously profitable.
Their popularity is such that there are enough of these things now for us to really separate the cream of the crop. So let’s immerse ourselves and chart the history of the true super SUV, shall we? From the Lamborghini LM002, to the very latest Aston Martin DBX S.