The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the most powerful production SUV built to date, has debuted ahead of the New York Auto Show.
Inside the Trackhawk is a 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 engine, mated to an eight-speed transmission that churns out 527kW and 874Nm.
Jeep says it’ll sprint from a standstill to 100 km/h in about 3.6 seconds (by way of comparison, a standard Porsche 911 Turbo can hit 100 km/h in 3 seconds flat), which is faster than the Bentley Bentayga SUV that takes 4.1 seconds to reach 100km/h and did claim to be the fastest SUV ever (not anymore).
The Trackhawk derivative comes with body-coloured wheelarch flares, side-sill cladding and a sculpted bonnet and it sits 25mm lower than non-SRT Grand Cherokee models.
The Trackhawk is very similar looking to the SRT8 and only the new air inlets where the foglights traditionally sit, quad black exhaust pipes, a ‘Trackhawk’ badge on the hatch and a ‘Supercharged’ badge on both of the front doors set it apart visually.