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    Rumorpile: Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk


    • The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is Incoming, Along with a Hellcat V8 Option

    Last October, we reported on Chrysler trademarking the 'Trackhawk' name. The assumption at the time was Jeep would use their on their high-performance Grand Cherokee as Dodge laid claim to the SRT name.

     

    Now Car and Driver has some new information concerning the Trackhawk. The name is expected to arrive sometime in 2016 with the choice of two engines. The base will be the 6.4L HEMI V8 with 475 horsepower currently found in the Grand Cherokee SRT. Optional is the 6.2L Supercharged Hellcat V8 with 707 horsepower. Now this engine is giving engineers some problems as the driveline can't handle the Hellcat's torque. It could mean Jeep could scrap the four-wheel drive system and go with two-wheel drive, or limit the amount of torque available in lower gears.

     

    Source: Car and Driver

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    I would love this to be added to my stable of performance machines. I could see a Hellcat AWD Grand Cherokee next to my AWD SS Trailblazer. :P

     

    :metal:

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    Reason to exist? I think Chuck Norris got tired of roundhouse kicking all the prius-buying hippies out there so he dropped trou and grunted out this f@#king beast of an SUV to do it for him! How is this anything less than pure awesome?

     

    Besides, Jeep is RAKING in cash right now, the brand earned a flagship.

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    There is no reason for a lot of enthusiast vehicles to even exist. Why are you even questioning it?!

     

    The JGC SRT is the TOP selling SRT vehicle. People buy it. They will buy this.

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    There is no reason for a lot of enthusiast vehicles to even exist. Why are you even questioning it?!

     

    The JGC SRT is the TOP selling SRT vehicle. People buy it. They will buy this.

    This.  It has no reason to exist other than that it can, and that reason is good enough.

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    yup, wrap-pole special, but really just make it rear wheel drive, who wants a 707hp AWD SUV, have some fun, but lower the thing to the ground because a high centre of gravity will end up killing people

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    yup, wrap-pole special, but really just make it rear wheel drive, who wants a 707hp AWD SUV, have some fun, but lower the thing to the ground because a high centre of gravity will end up killing people

    I think at that point you've just made it a standard muscle car again.

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    Damn that would be one powerful SUV. Take that this out for a skin off road would be nice. That v8 would guzzle up a lot of gas though.

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    yup, wrap-pole special, but really just make it rear wheel drive, who wants a 707hp AWD SUV, have some fun, but lower the thing to the ground because a high centre of gravity will end up killing people

     

    I'm thinking someone doesn't know much about the SRT JGC....

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    yup, wrap-pole special, but really just make it rear wheel drive, who wants a 707hp AWD SUV, have some fun, but lower the thing to the ground because a high centre of gravity will end up killing people

     

    Same people want a 707HP AWD SUV are the ones that bought and own the 400HP AWD Trailblazer SS and rock driving them! :metal: I would take one! :D

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