3.5 seconds. That’s how fast Jeep says the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk rockets to 60 mph. With 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque on tap, Jeep claims this new model is the quickest and most powerful SUV ever.
Fans of the hellcat motor will rejoice as the 6.2L supercharged V8 now finds its home in a production Jeep. You probably know this engine from Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat fame. A new fuel system made up of dual high-flow fuel pumps helps deliver a maximum of 11.6 PSI through the supercharger. But for those looking to take their high performance Jeep into the rocks you should look elsewhere.
The Jeep Quadra-Trac on-demand four-wheel-drive system includes just a single speed transfer case. A stronger rear drive shaft and axle deliver power to all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic. The Selec-Track system provides the choice of 5 dynamic modes ranging from Auto, Sport, Tow, Snow and Track. Depending on the selected mode, torque can be routed differently between front and rear wheels. New adaptive Bilstein suspension should help keep the 295/45ZR20 tires on the road. For drivers worried the 707 HP Grand Cherokee will out pull their RAM 3500 fear not. Towing capacity is a claimed 7,200 lbs.
Fans of the current Grand Cherokee interior should be pleased to find many similarities to current offerings. Standard Nappa leather and flat bottom three spoke steering wheel finish off a well equipped cabin. New for 2018 Grand Cherokee Track Hawk comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The new Track Hawk contains a lot of records for the Jeep brand. It has the largest factory produced front brakes spanning a whopping 15.75 inches. It is the fastest factory produced Jeep ever, and quite possibly one of the loudest. Pricing and fuel economy have not been released, but expect to pay a premium for the 6.2L supercharged Trackhawk.
Available fourth quarter of 2017, The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk should provide sports car thrills from the brand best known for conquering the boulders of Moab.
TFL will cover back to back coverage from Jeep and the rest of the new models revealed at the 2017 New York Auto Show. Be sure to stay tuned for more Jeep news and check out the video below for more Jeep SRT views!