Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk/Hellcat Confirmed

Discussion in 'American Cars' started by V8stangman, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. #1 V8stangman, Jun 18, 2015
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    Rumors have been swirling, and earlier this month we talked about the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk receiving the Hellcat powertrain. Our sources have confirmed that it’s coming, and have also confirmed some details.

    It's called Project K, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] doesn't want you to know it's been given the green light for production. Not only has it been approved, but mules are testing the powertrain using 2016 Grand Cherokee bodies.

    When it hits the streets, the Hellcat-powered Jeep will be a 2017 model year.

    Sources say the Trackhawk will feature the same supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 as other Hellcats, and output should remain about 707 horsepower. A ZF eight-speed automatic transmission will handle shifting duties, and all-wheel drive will be standard. Whether torque is limited to preserve the all-wheel-drive system or not has yet to be confirmed.

    Performance should be nothing short of breathtaking. Our source says the HellJeep will be capable of an estimated top speed of 200 mph and should run the 0-60 mph dash in under 3. Thank the standard all-wheel drive for the insane acceleration.

    We reached out to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to ask about Project K and the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk/Hellcat. A spokesperson would only say, "We don't comment on future products."

    Think a Hellcatted Grand Cherokee is just overkill for hauling the boat on the weekend? Our source also told us the Grand Cherokee SRT together with a name change would receive a power increase from its 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 to an estimated 490 horsepower.

    We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.
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  2. um, yes please.
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  3. does not make sense, but what the hell. 3 seconds, hauls and tows, carrys lots of people, flips over when it sees an elk. whats not to love. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
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  4. It's a lot like the Ram SRT10. Delightfully un-hinged.
  5. #5 V8stangman, Aug 28, 2015
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    Hellcat-Powered Jeep Track Hawk Will Hit 60 MPH in 3.5 Seconds

    The Jeep Grand Cherokee Track Hawk will go 0-60 faster than a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.

    The upcoming SUV was recently shown to dealerships at a Fiat Chrysler dealers meeting in Las Vegas, with the American automaker revealing that the 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 engine will propel the Jeep Grand Cherokee Track Hawk to 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.5 seconds. That’s 0.3 seconds faster than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, which is powered by a 4.8-liter turbocharged V8 engine with 570 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.

    Although exact specifications for the Jeep Grand Cherokee Track Hawk have not been announced, the Hellcat V8 engine makes 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque in the Challenger and Charger models, so expect the Track Hawk to have the same output. The SUV will also come standard with all-wheel drive and will be a significant upgrade from the existing Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, which has 475 hp from a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine.

    If you’re interested in the Track Hawk, you better act fast. Rumor has it that Fiat Chrysler plans on killing off its HEMI and Hellcat engines to make way for turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines.
  6. "Track Hawk" is a stupid name.
  7. for all the minutes it will actually spend on a track
  8. 5 MPG

    i see lots of potential customers, Corvette statement on a SUV level

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