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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Brings the Full 707 Horsepower

2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

A Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee was about one of the worst-kept secrets in the entire automotive industry. We knew it was coming, but it was just a matter of time until we saw it. That day is today, and the location is the 2017 New York International Auto Show.

We speculated — and were quite wrong — that the new Grand Cherokee wouldn’t make the full 707 horsepower than the Charger and Challenger Hellcat make. It turns out that it does make the monstrous 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. That power is sent to all four wheels via a ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic transmission that can bang of shifts as quick as 160 milliseconds.

Jeep is claiming a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds and a run through the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds. It’ll top out around 180 miles-per-hour. They’re claiming it’s the quickest production SUV ever.

While it does lose the fog lights for the sake of cooling, it appears the adaptive cruise control is still present. It’d make it the first of these vehicles from FCA to still offer the functionality on the 6.2L supercharged models.

We can’t wait to wring one of these out ourselves, but in the meantime check out all the details from Jeep and the massive photo gallery below!

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Written by Chad Kirchner

Chad Kirchner is the Editor-in-Chief of Future Motoring, along with the main host and producer of the Future Motoring podcast. In addition to his work here, he's a freelance automotive journalist for outlets around the world.

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