Today at the New York International Auto Show, Mike Manley revealed the highly anticipated supercharged Hellcat powered Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
Describing it as the world’s quickest SUV ever, Mike Manley beamed with a grin as he shared the new Super-Jeep’s impressive spec sheet.
Quarter mile times less than 12 seconds, 0-60 in almost half the time of the first generation ZJ Grand Cherokee 5.9L’s, a top speed of 180mph, 700+ HP and 645 lb.-ft. of torque… plus, you can still tow up to 7,200lbs with this beast!
The 2018 Trackhawk utilizes the same supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 found in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – the only mechanical difference is the exhaust manifold. An upgraded TorqueFlite 8-speed transmission and driveline components were engineered specifically to handle additional torque output from the Hellcat engine.
The Trackhawk features standard Nappa leather and suede seats with an embroidered “Trackhawk” logo. A fully wrapped Signature Leather Interior Package with “Trackhawk” embossed on the seats, optional in black and Trackhawk-exclusive black and Dark Ruby Red is available. Seats are also heated (front and rear) and ventilated (front). Dark Ruby Red seatbelts and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof are also available options.
Standard Launch Control optimizes the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s performance by coordinating the engine, transmission, driveline and suspension for a textbook launch and consistent straight-line acceleration. The Selec-Track system on the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk uses performance-tuned software to pre-configure and distinguish the five dynamic modes, including: Auto, Sport, Track, Snow and Tow, enabling drivers to choose a vehicle setting that ideally meets their requirements and ambient conditions. The drive modes separately control the four-wheel-drive system, transmission, paddle shifters, suspension and the electric power steering.