Jeep shows its 711hp Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

  • Published On: 13 April 2017

The Trackhawk will be the world’s most powerful production SUV to go on sale.

Jeep showcased its Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at the New York motor show. Under the hood sits the same engine that does duty in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. It’s a supercharged 6.2-litre V8, and will make the Trackhawk the world’s most powerful series production SUV yet.

The engine puts out a whopping 717hp and 874Nm of torque. The SUV can supposedly out-accelerate cars like Range Rover SVR, Bentley Bentayga, and Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. Getting from 0-100kph takes only 3.5sec (identical to a Jaguar’s F-Type SVR) and can hit a top speed of 290kph. This powerful engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends drive to all four wheels. Braking is handled by Brembo 400mm front and 350mm rear discs that work with six and four-piston calipers respectively. The Trackhawk wears thick bumpers and a roof spoiler, and it sports quad-exit exhausts. On the inside, there are deeply bolstered leather seats that are accompanied by a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster and an 8.4-inch touchscreen, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto included.

The Trackhawk will sit above the 468hp Grand Cherokee SRT (currently the most potent car in Jeep’s line-up) in the carmaker’s range.

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