Hellcat-Powered Jeep Trackhawk Amuses Young and Old
Age and height restrictions don’t apply to the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk — only guts and a craving for thrills.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past nine months, you know that there’s a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a Dodge Hellcat engine stuffed in the engine bay that you can buy for a ridiculous amount of money. Well, it turns out our sister site JK-Forum recently got their hands on one of them, and they had a lot of fun with it. Because of course they did!
Cleverly titled “4WD Theme Park,” the story brings to light a different side of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. While most write-ups and videos you’ll come across online will focus on the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 Hemi engine under the hood, they focused on the everyday livability of a 707-horsepower American SUV. Believe it or not, it’s more of a pussycat than Hellcat. Or is it?
Original author Jerry Perez shared with Dodge Forum a photo of the Trackhawk’s “Performance Pages” screen, just to show us what the 5,360-pound Jeep is capable of. As it turns out, he put together a 0-60-mph time of just 3.4 seconds, which is one-tenth faster than Jeep’s official time. Incredibly enough, one can appreciate in the photo that the ambient temperature was a frigid 27 degrees, which explains why he had both the heated steering wheel and seats cranked up.
Even more impressive is the 100-mph mark, which came in at just 8.1 seconds. As you can tell, just because there’s room for five passengers and a bunch of groceries (more than the Charger Hellcat), it doesn’t mean the Trackhawk is a subdued beast. Nope, not at all.
Check out the full story and let us know what you think!