Fiat Chrysler has already confirmed it will bring the Hellcat HEMI V8-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to the New York International Auto Show in April, but we have now gotten sneak peak at the high performance SUV after it was spied by Road & Track photographers in Michigan with its hood up.
The photos show a stock-looking Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, however one of the images pictures the SUV with its hood popped – revealing the massive 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat HEMI V8 that lurks beneath it. It’s so far not clear if the Hellcat engine will produce a full 707 horsepower in the Jeep or if it will be slightly restricted in order to maintain the reliability of the all-wheel drive drivetrain, but you can bet the SUV will be fast either way.
The production Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will likely look very similar to the Grand Cherokee SRT seeing as the Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcat appear similar to their respective SRT variants. The spy images also reveal the Grand Cherokee SRT’s front fascia and hood provide adequate cooling for the supercharged mill, so we doubt the Trackhawk will be heavily restyled.
Check out the spy shots at this link before the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk breaks cover early next month.