"The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk delivers astounding performance numbers, backed by renowned SRT engineering that combines world-class on-road driving dynamics with luxury, refinement, and an array of innovative advanced technology", said Mike Manley, Jeep head, in a statement. Jeep gave the answer today, putting an US$85,900 sticker on its high-horsepower Grand Cherokee.
To set it apart from regular Grand Cherokees, the Trackhawk sits an inch lower, features huge heat extractors on the hood, and is adorned with "Trackhawk" and "Supercharged" badges. To bring the insane SUV to a stop, it features a Brembo braking system with a distinctive yellow finish that delivers 60-0 miles per hour braking performance of 114 feet. The Trackhawk will begin at $85,900-roughly $15,000 more than the original Hellcat twins.
The closest competitors to the Trackhawk in terms of performance are the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, the BMW X5M and the Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S. The BMW has 567hp and 553lb-ft of torque, it runs to 60mph in 4.0 seconds and it has a price tag starting at $101,000. That big, supercharged engine puts out 645 lb-ft (875 Nm) and pushes the Trackhawk to 60 miles per hour (96.5 km/h) in 3.5 seconds and the quarter mile in 11.6 seconds at 116 miles per hour (187 km/h). That is almost identical to the Challenger SRT Hellcat times with the same engine and makes it virtually identical in performance to the almost $300,000 Bentley Bentayga. Nine color options include two exclusives: Rhino and Redline 2, and other options include a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, Signature Leather interior package, dual-screen rear entertainment package, and 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system.
The Trackhawk will be available for purchase on August 10 at most Jeep dealerships, so buyers will be able to smoke minivan-drivers in no time.