What happens when you pluck the engine out of a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and dump it into the engine bay of a Jeep Grand Cherokee? The result is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, an SUV that presumably eats the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Bentley Bentayga for breakfast!
This Frankenstein SUV is powered by a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 that squeezes out 707 hp and 875 Nm of torque. Its century sprint is completed in 3.5 seconds which is supercar territory, and with a top speed of 288 km/h. Power is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission.
Aiding the Trackhawk’s power delivery is an electronic limited-slip differential and a new four-point rear axle that complements the launch control system. Bringing the Trackhawk to a complete stop is a set of brakes by Brembo, which can be seen behind those 20-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli rubbers.
The Hellcat-powered Trackhawk makes 187 hp more than the Cayenne Turbo, while the Bentayga trails 107 hp behind this Jeep. The other V8-powered Jeep, the 461 hp Grand Cherokee SRT, couldn’t stand a chance with this Trackhawk.
The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk proves that you can marry supercar performance with SUV practicality into one vehicle. What’s not to like?