You know that insane 707-horsepower Hellcat V8 that sits under the hood of Dodge’s Charger and Challenger models? Well, it’s finally making an appearance in an off-roader. That happens in the form of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which is quite plausibly the most powerful SUV you’re going to find today.
As far as styling is concerned, the new SUV doesn’t look all that different from a standard Grand Cherokee SRT, save for a few minor touches. At least, until you take it out for a drive, that is.
That’s because, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s 6.2-liter Hellcat engine will allow it to push from standstill to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and nail top speeds of 180 mph, all while stepping up torque to a whopping 645 pound-feet. Simply put, it packs enough power that you can drag race this thing with regular sports cars and they won’t know what hit them. Inside, you get chrome and carbon fiber trims, as well as Nappa leather and suede front seats, to make sure you’re comfortable the whole ride.
While the power makes it a serious threat on the pavement, the fact that it’s a jeep means it can handle the off-road, too, courtesy of an all-wheel drive system, high-performance suspension with adaptive shocks, all-season tires, and the largest Brembo brake units ever fitted on one of the outfit’s rides. It comes with an impressive tow rating of 7,200 pounds.
No pricing yet, but the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be available towards the end of the year.