Last night Dodge revealed the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon. It’s a performance juggernaut making the run to 60 miles-per-hour in 2.3 seconds and blitzing the quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds. To say it’s quick is an understatement.
Now that the cat is out of the proverbial bag, our attention turns to the more ridiculous. We’ve already speculated on if there’ll be a Charger version of the Demon. But in our attempt to Demon all the things, what about the Grand Cherokee?
The don’t-call-it-a-Hellcat-powered Trackhawk is debuting in New York, and indicates to us that Jeep is serious about high performance. Plus, the differences between the Demon engine and the Hellcat engine aren’t many — at least in terms of size of the engine. The Demon engine in a Grand Cherokee should be a perfect fit.
The only thing holding it back, in our eyes, would be the all-wheel drive system. It’s a staple of the Grand Cherokee and since the Challenger isn’t all-wheel drive in Demon guise, it’s unclear if the all-wheel drive system could handle the brutal launches a Demon would make.
To do our due diligence, we reached out to Jeep for comment. Trevor Dorchies, product manager with FCA, told us that they don’t have any comment. Which is what we expected.
But hey, stranger things have happened, haven’t they?