For years there have been rumors about dropping the vaunted Hellcat engine into a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The rumors were put to rest at the New York Auto Show earlier this year, when the all-new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk made its debut. Taking a page from the Hellcat guide to horsepower, the new extreme Jeep will boast a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine putting out a ridiculous 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque, teamed with an upgraded high-torque capacity TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. This engine has already proven itself in the Dodge Charger Hellcat and Challenger Hellcat, but this will be the first application in an all-wheel-drive vehicle. With power being sent to all four wheels, the Trackhawk screams to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 180 mph.

Jeep claims the Trackhawk is the most powerful and quickest SUV on the market. We don’t see any reason to argue.

 

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