Fiat Chrysler debuted the highly anticipated Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk this week – a 707 horsepower, Hellcat V8-powered SUV that puts every other performance SUV to shame. Jeep claims it’s the world’s fastest and quickest SUV, so let’s go over the performance figures.
With the aforementioned Hellcat V8, an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will scoot to 60 mph from a standstill in 3.5 seconds. It will also run the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds and top out at 180 mph. For comparison’s sake, the BMW X5M with the optional M Driver’s Package accelerates to 60 in 4 seconds flat.
Those aren’t the most impressive stats about the Trackhawk, in our opinion. The real shocker is the braking distance. With its huge 15.75 inch Brembo front rotors and 13.78 inch rear rotors, the Trackhawk will slow to 0 from 60 in just 114 feet. The brakes, which are easily identifiable thanks to yellow Brembo calipers, are the largest ever fitted to a Jeep vehicle. They might not be by as big as Bentley’s huge 16.5 inch carbon ceramic rotors, but they’re certainly meaty.
The impressive numbers aren’t exclusive to the performance side of things. The Trackhawk also has a ‘Tow’ mode that alters the torque delivery off the line for smoothness and adjusts suspension to combat pitch and yaw, allowing you to tap into all 7,200 lbs of its tow capacity.