There's an old saying: if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it's probably a duck.
Unless of course it's the size of a bloody ostrich, in which case it's probably a performance SUV. Ever rising power outputs, increasingly sophisticated electronic systems and clever suspension engineering mean that these steroid-fed faux-by-fours are now, in some instances, able to offer a startlingly accurate imitation of proper performance cars.
An example: in a recent comparison test, the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 belted up the drag strip in 12.30sec at 183.77km/h, passing 100km/h in just 4.18sec on its way there.
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