The insane Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk has been confirmed and was shown to Fiat-Chysler dealerships yesterday at the marque’s annual dealership meeting in Las Vegas.
As reports suggested, the SRT Trackhawk will be powered by the automaker’s extreme 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine delivering a total of 707 hp and currently used by the Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models. Thanks to the all-wheel drive system of the Trackhawk, FCA revealed to its dealerships that the SUV will rocket to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds making it the quickest production SUV on the market.
Just over a week ago, it emerged that the launch of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk had been delayed by a year and will ultimately launch as a 2018 model rather than a 2017 one. If those reports are true, then the car will only be produced for a single year before Dodge stops producing the Hellcat V8 engine in 2019.
The car is currently being developed under the ‘Project K’ codename and it is reported that the first test mules have already commenced testing.