Dodge brought some world-shaking POWER to New York this year. The 840HP Challenger Demon is honestly one of the most insane production cars of all time.
And now this. Which, before Demon arrived, would certainly have been near the top of the “insane” list.
Ladies and gentleman, please welcome: the most powerful SUV in the world.
The 3.5-second, 707HP Cherokee TrackHawk.
Where did SRT hide the ram-air intake for this Hellcat 4×4? One of the lower foglamp areas is a direct line to supercharged heaven/hell.
The GC looks similar to how we know and love it, but the fresh face is actually pretty new on second inspection. The slimmer seven-slat grille helps make the carryover LED DRLs look extra crisp and narrow. Below the grille we have Trackhawk-exclusive intake slats and an all-new form for the lower bumper. It is a close Hellcat relative in spirit and execution. One engine that takes the SRT GC from Great to HolyF***….!
Yes but also all the required cooling, grip, braking and body control upgrades needed when adding 200-plus horsepower.
3.5-seconds to 60-mph is the launch control stat — proving that this Trackhawk is everything the Hellcats are. But now with much-appreciated four-paw grip.
That won’t stop you doing four-wheel burnouts on command though!
Trackhawk is already a living legend of a supercar.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT TRACKHAWK
(note: the blue is photoshop- not production color.)
- Most powerful SUV ever: supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine delivers 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque
- Quickest SUV ever: 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.5 seconds, quarter mile in 11.6 seconds and top speed of 180 mph
- Upgraded TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and driveline components engineered to handle additional torque output
- 60-0 mph braking performance of 114 feet
- New Brembo braking system includes largest-ever front brakes on a Jeep® vehicle
- World-class on-road driving dynamics: upgraded TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and driveline components, five drive-mode Selec-Track system and Bilstein adaptive damping suspension
- Aggressive, functional exterior appointments include unique quad-tip exhaust and redesigned fascia that optimizes airflow and cooling
- New standard 20 x 10-inch Titanium wheels expose distinctive yellow Brembo brake calipers
- Driver-focused interior: 7-inch instrument cluster with centered tachometer and 200-mph speedometer; 8.4-inch touchscreen with Trackhawk Performance Pages
- More than 70 safety and security features
- Loaded with advanced technology: new Uconnect 8.4-standard touchscreen includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
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