You like the idea of driving faster than hell. But not so much being stuck in a coupe. No worries. Jeep gives us the answer in the form of infusing the Hellcat into the Grand Cherokee giving us the Trackhawk.
The 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the fastest and most powerful SUV ever. At least according to Jeep. And so far we can’t see a reason to disagree.
The Trackhawk gets a whopping 707-horsepower from the supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8. Accordingly, with that much power under the hood, it goes from 0-60 mph in only 3.5 seconds. It trundles down the road at a roaring max speed of 180. Insane.
Obviously, the standard Grand Cherokee gets some special features and retuning in order to handle all this power. Some are the huge Brembo performance brakes and retuning to the powertrain with “Torque Reserve.” Torque Reserve limits torque to let out fully only once you release the brakes. Other performance upgrades include aluminum-alloy cylinder heads and a limited-slip differential.
The other big news is that the Trackhawk comes with all-wheel drive. After careful adjustments in engineering, the Hellcat’s V8 can more than handle the AWD needs of the Jeep. Furthermore, the Trackhawk can tow up to 7,200 pounds.
As far as looks go, it doesn’t stand out as boldly as a Hellcat or the new 840-horespower Dodge Demon. It does, however, take on a Deadpool look. At least in the case of the bright red model on display this week in New York.
The complete super-villain effect comes in from the distinguishing black wrap around over the front grille and headlights. Look at the pictures. It really does give it a masked man style.
Like the Hellcat Charger over at Dodge, the Jeep plans for the Trackhawk to have a “halo effect” on the rest of the brand. Mike Manley, Jeep boss, says the Trailhawk is specifically a Grand Cherokee thing for now. So we won’t be seeing anymore Jeeps in the lineup going Hellcat powerful. At least for now.
Finally. Interior Trackhawk extras include Trackhawk embroidery on the Nappa and suede leather seats. An upholstery and seat belt option includes Dark Ruby Red. Both front and rear seats are heated as well.
We can expect to see this monster SUV hit the road later this year.