If you were waiting for an honest, first hand assessment of the driving impressions of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, we have a great video for you. The boys at TFLcar went out east to test the 707 horsepower, all-wheel drive monster on country roads, highway and a brand new racetrack.
You can read the story behind the driving impressions (here).
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will have a 707 horsepower supercharged (11.6 PSI) 6.2-L V8 that makes 645 lb-ft of torque. Jeep states that it will cover 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. That’s faster than most sport sedans and a bunch of sports cars.
This enormous power is fed to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. You will be able to select your Quadra-Trac on-demand 4-wheel-drive system via a dial that will let you select the road conditions and desired performance level. Track, Snow, Tow, Sport and Auto work through the one speed transfer case.
You read that correctly, it has a Tow mode. the 2018 Jeep Trackhawk will be able to tow 7,200 lbs. It has fat 245/45ZR20 rubber and it’s suspended by “adaptive” Bilstein suspension.
The Jeep includes just a single speed transfer case. A stronger rear drive shaft and axle deliver power to all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic. The Selec-Track system provides the choice of 5 dynamic modes ranging from Auto, Sport, Tow, Snow and Track. Depending on the selected mode, torque can be routed differently between front and rear wheels. New adaptive Bilstein suspension should help keep the 245/45ZR20 tires on the road. For drivers worried the 707 HP Grand Cherokee will out pull their RAM 3500 fear not. Towing capacity is a claimed 7,200 lbs.
It will not be able to off-road with the rest of the Jeep family, but it will be able to cause a ruckus on the pavement. With numbers that dwarf anything an X5M or AMG have, it should be one of the quickest SUVs out there. If Jeep keeps to their guns and makes the 2018 Jeep Trackhawk perform through the corners like its older brother the Grand Cherokee SRT, it will be formidable on tracks too.
Once you’re through burning up the track, massive 15.75 inches front Brembo brakes will slow your roll.
Price, mpgs and other data is still pending.
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