Jeep has revealed the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the world’s most powerful factory SUV, ahead of its public debut at the New York Motor Show. Powered by the 6.2-litre supercharged Hemi V8 from the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat, the Trackhawk produces 527kW at 6000rpm and 874Nm at 4800rpm. Get your free weekly report from the world of fast cars – subscribe to the MOTOR newsletter! In the meantime, if you’re keen on the idea of an SUV with 707 old-school horsepower, you’d best get down to your local Jeep dealer and start making some supercharged V8 noises. Local enthusiasts have been denied the Charger and Challenger Hellcat through official channels due to the lack of right-hand drive compatibility, however there are no such issues with the Grand Cherokee.
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Jeep drops Hellcat engine into Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
“The new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk delivers astounding performance numbers … with luxury, refinement and an array of innovative advanced technology.”Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will go from 0-60 m.p.h. 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Now it will be plugged into the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk that will be revealed to the media at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday. Built in Detroit at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will arrive in Jeep showrooms towards the end of this year. (Photo: FCA US)”The Jeep Grand Cherokee is now the most powerful and quickest SUV as well,” Mike Manley, head of Jeep brand, said in a news release.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk First Look: Hell-Cheetah
So how should the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk run? There’s still no word on pricing, but applying the Charger’s SRT-to-Hellcat premium to the Jeep SRT8 suggests an opening price of around $84,500. If you can imagine Motor Trend’s sister brand Roadkill doing a weekend engine swap of a Hellcat crate engine into a Grand Cherokee SRT8 to produce the world’s most powerful SUV, you’ve got about 90 percent of the design brief for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The eight-speed Torqueflite transmission facebook/” target=”_blank”>shares the gear ratios of the Hellcat cars but is beefed up slightly for AWD towing duty, earning the name 8HP95, up from 8HP90. The rears match the SRT8 and Hellcat cars at 13.78 inches with yellow four-piston calipers.
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