05 Sep The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Jeep’s Fastest SUV Ever
Hold on a minute. Jeep and Track Car in the same sentence? Yep. Jeep has just released some details and pictures of the new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, a 707-horsepower beast powered by the Dodge Hellcat (you know, one of the most fun muscle cars out there) and capable of 0-60 is less than 4 seconds.
What is the point of a track ready Jeep, you ask? Actually, we’ve no idea. But the Grand Cherokee is already an awesome car, and popping the Hellcat’s 6.2-liter supercharged V-8, with 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque just makes it all the more awe-inspiring. And, we hope, a heck of a blast to drive. Also under the hood is an eight-speed automatic gearbox, Quadra-trac all-wheel drive with an electronic limited-slip differential, and large Brembo brakes. They have to be large, in order to keep a car of this power and size safe and nimble. You can choose between Pirelli Scorpion Verde all-season or P Zero 3-season performance tires for keeping yourself attached to the ground while flooring it.
The exterior rides an inch lower – it’s a track car, after all – and features heat extractors on the hood. And, don’t forget the Trackhawk and Supercharged badges, so everbody knows what you’re driving. The interior is no slouch, either, with a full-leather package, 20-inch black wheels, panoramic sunroof, an entertainment center for long drivers, and Harman Kardon speakers. You can get it in 9 different exterior colors, but the main draw is a Trackhawk-only Redline red.
Sound like fun? The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk starts at about $85,000 – the most expensive Jeep we know of – and is actually already starting to hit dealerships.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Features
- 707 horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged V8
- 645 lb-ft of torque
- Eight Speed Automatic Gearbox
- Quadra-trac All Wheel Drive
- Brembo brakes
- Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Tires
- 0-60 in 3.5 seconds