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The fastest SUV Ever! 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

The fastest SUV Ever!  2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk


The fastest SUV Ever. 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Trackhawk. After waiting more than a year since Jeep
strongly hinted it was coming, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has made its online
debut just prior to its live reveal at the 2017 New York Auto Show. You already know
some of its juiciest details, but the official specs are so worth telling: Power comes from
the 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 with a total of 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque. The current hot rod Grand Cherokee SRT has
475 hp and 470 lb-ft of twist. However, the Trackhawk carries an additional 259 pounds
of meat (it weighs a total of 5,363 pounds), and yet Jeep claims it’ll do 0-60 mph in
only 3.5 seconds. For the record, the Trackhawk is the fastest SUV ever. It’ll do the quarter-mile
in just 11.6 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 180 mph. Oh, it can also tow up to
7,200 pounds. Contain yourselves – there’s more. The sole gearbox will be an upgraded
eight-speed automatic with an electronically controlled limited-slip differential for the
rear wheels. Drivers will be able to choose from different
drive modes, specifically Auto, Snow, Tow, Sport, and Track. All feature unique front-rear
torque splits. For example, it’s 40-60 in Auto, 50-50 in Snow, and 30-70 in Track. In
order to slow and eventually bring to a stop this 707-hp middle finger to the Porsche Cayenne
Turbo S, Jeep has given the Trackhawk Brembo brakes front and rear, good enough for a stopping
distance of only 114 feet from 60 mph. The exterior styling is – dare we say – pretty
subdued. Aside from a few badges, most wouldn’t know what’s lurking under its hood. But
there are some changes that gives away its naughtiness. Note the extra air opening beneath the front
grille for necessary cooling, as well as an intake in place of the fog light openings
for even more cooling. Those hood scoops, of course, are functional. There’s also
body color flares over the 20-inch wheels along with a new quad-tip exhaust out back.
Step inside and most of what you’ll see is familiar, with the exception of two things:
a Trackhawk badge on the steering wheel and a 200-mph speedometer. Literally everything
else, such as active noise cancellation, dashboard with stitched leather and door panel openings,
are straight from the SRT. The 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment display returns, only now it
has driver-focused pages for monitoring performance readouts.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. Other driver’s aid features include adaptive
cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, parking sensors and forward collision
warning. Nappa leather seats are standard. Official pricing hasn’t been revealed, but
a reasonable guess is a starting price of around $80,000. Compared to the $160,000 Porsche
Cayenne Turbo S (with “just” 570 hp), the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a killer
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