At the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Jeep CEO Mike Manley announced the long-rumored Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is on track for production, and it will arrive in 2017. This news came from the YouTube user Brian Makse, who interviewed Manley during the auto show. Makse loves going fast and his favorite Jeep is the SRT. He was curious if Mike Manley could put a 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V-8 into the Grand Cherokee. When asking Manley he responded with, “Not only can i put a Hellcat motor in one of those for you, I’m going to bring that to market before the end of 2017.”
Muscle car fans everywhere were astonished with the performance of the Dodge Challenger Hellcats when they arrived on the streets. The supercharged HEMI 6.2-liter V8 is said to be a masterpiece with its 707 horsepower and 650lb/ft of torque, leaving many people wondering if it would be equipped into another power-hungry model in the FCA lineup. With the Jeep Grand Cherokee joining the Hellcat family, the guessing is over.
The project designated to putting the 707 horsepower HEMI into a Grand Cherokee is said be to named “Project K” and has been greenlit by FCA. There are rumors that test have already begun and they’re producing stunning numbers like reaching 200 mph and under 3 second 0-to-60 time. Some believe the HEMI’s colossal output will be directed to all four wheels by an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Dodge is the only company to hold the SRT badge exclusively. When Fiat Chrysler Automobiles decided that two of their best selling vehicles the Chrysler 300 and Jeep Cherokee should be equipped with the Street Racing Technology, it was up in the air what the future would have in store for them.
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