Making its debut at the New york city Auto Show, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the most extreme SUV ever created. Matching a supercharged Hellcat Hemi V8 that cranks out 707 horsepower with a high-performance chassis and bad-boy styling hints inside and out, the Trackhawk pushes the limits on every level of cool.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Interior
Inside, just a winged Trackhawk badge on the guiding wheel sets the mightiest Jeep apart– well, that and the 200-mph speedo. The same active sound cancellation, stitched-leather control panel and door-panel coverings, Berber carpets, and 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment display as the SRT are consisted of. (Jeep includes a dyno function for instantaneous horse power and torque readouts to Uconnect’s Performance Pages app.) Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, as well, for anybody who appreciates such things when buying a 707-hp SUV.
Ditto the adaptive cruise control, blind-spot tracking, parking sensors, lane-departure warning, and forward-collision warning. However, this devices should be consisted of, given that the Trackhawk is anticipated to cost someplace around $80,000.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Engine
Centerpiece of the brand-new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a 6.2-liter force-fed SRT Hellcat V8 that matches its prodigious pony count with a scintillating 654 lb-ft of torque. Backed by a specifically reinforced and quicker-responding, paddle-shift TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission, the Trackhawk boasts a single-range Quadra-Trac active-on-demand 4-wheel drive system with an electronic limited-slip rear differential and Launch Control. The powertrain sends the Trackhawk to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, making it the world’s quickest SUV. This ultra Jeep also blasts through the quarter mile in 11.6 ticks– Viper and Z06 Vette territory– on its method to a 180 miles per hour top end.
To totally exploit its additional muscle, the Trackhawk features an aluminum-intensive performance-tuned suspension with Bilstein adaptive damping and a 1.0-inch lower trip height plus more robust back halfshafts and constant-velocity joints. It also has a dedicated 5-mode (Auto/Sport/Track/ Snow/Tow) plus Individual Selec-Trac setup that manages the 4WD, transmission mapping, paddle shifters, suspension and electric power steering. The Trackhawk rides on 20-inch light-weight forged alloy wheels wrapped in basic 295/45 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All-season Performance run-flat tires. Three-season Pirelli P Zero tires are optional. The ultralight alloy rims shave 12 pounds of unsprung weight.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Release Date and Price
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will show up in showrooms this fall. Anticipate rates to be revealed closer to its on-sale date.