10 Cars the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Will Beat in a Drag Race

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10 Cars the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Will Beat in a Drag Race

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has been unveiled and it will go zero-to-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.

Sporting a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 just like the Dodge Hellcat models, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk boasts 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque, allowing the SUV to sprint down the quarter mile in 11.6 seconds at 116 mph. That also makes it the world’s most powerful production SUV, dethroning the Bentley Bentayga that previously held the record with 600 hp.

SEE ALSO: 707-HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Dethrones Bentley Bentayga

Since not all automakers publish official zero-to-60 times, we hand picked 10 surprising cars that the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will beat in a sprint to 60 mph, based on manufacturer’s listed times.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – 3.9 seconds

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Powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine with 580 hp and 556 lb-ft of torque, not even the almighty Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will beat the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to 60 mph. And to think this is actually the slowest of the 10 cars on this list!


Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 – 3.9 seconds (0-62 mph)

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Although pricing on the Jeep Trackhawk hasn’t been announced, it’s a safe bet that it’ll be a lot cheaper than a Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2. Even more surprising is that the SUV will make quick work of the exotic in a straight line. Not even a venerable 5.2-liter V10 with 543 hp and 397 lb-ft of torque can keep up.


Porsche Cayenne Turbo S – 3.8 seconds

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If you want to compare apples to apples, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is going to be a solid 0.3 seconds faster than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S in the run to 60 mph. The German automaker might pride itself in performance, but it’ll need a lot more than 570 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque out of the 4.8-liter turbocharged V8 to keep up.


Audi R8 V10 – 3.8 seconds

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Forget the Audi R8 V8, not even the V10-equipped exotic will accelerate faster than the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Despite the 5.2-liter V10 engine churning 525 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque, the R8 V10 will lag behind a SUV.


Lotus Exige S Roadster – 3.8 seconds

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It doesn’t even matter if you’re a lightweight two-seater convertible, the Lotus Exige S Roadster with its 3.5-liter supercharged V6 with 345 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque is going to get beat by the big and heavy Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.


Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – 3.7 seconds

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Faster and better looking than any Chevrolet Corvette before it, even the Stingray is bested by the new Jeep Trackhawk. Fortunately, for the sake of Chevy’s pride, the Corvette Z06 with 650 hp does the sprint in 2.95 seconds. But still, the standard Corvette Stingray equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 with 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque is going to get bullied by Hellcat power.


Cadillac CTS-V Sedan – 3.7 seconds

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There’s a lot to love about the new Cadillac CTS-V sedan, but getting beat by the Jeep Trackhawk going to 60 mph from a standstill isn’t one of those things. Despite packing a comparable 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine with 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque, the luxury sedan is still 0.2 seconds slower to 60 mph than the SUV.


Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT – 3.6 seconds

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It may no longer be available in today’s market, but at one point, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT stood proud as the German automaker’s halo sports car. Powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 583 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, the drop-top two-seater is just a tick slower than the Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee.


Aston Martin Vanquish – 3.6 seconds

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If some of the Italian and German sports cars can’t keep up, how about the British? Hopefully James Bond doesn’t have to chase a villain in a Jeep Trackhawk in an upcoming movie, because even the Aston Martin Vanquish does 0-60 in 3.6 seconds with a 6.0-liter V12 under the hood churning 568 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque.


Ferrari California T – 0-62 3.6 seconds

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Even adding a turbocharger to the Ferrari California isn’t enough for the Ferrari California T to keep up with the Jeep Trackhawk. The Italian automaker lists the Ferrari California T’s 0-62 mph time at 3.6 seconds, so it’s just a tick slower than the Trackhawk. You really have to come away impressed that the American automaker’s SUV can keep up with some of the world’s most prestigious exotics.

Discuss this story at our Jeep Track Hawk Forum

  • And the Track Hawk is a BULLSHIT because the Chevrolet Volt WILL beat it FIRST!

  • Ein Stein

    Whether or not it will actually achieve 3.5 seconds remains to be seen. The point here is that it will be an incredibly fast SUV and much less expensive than most of the vehicles listed above. An interesting project for a very niche market.

  • dwp4you

    I think that the POINT here is that the Jeep Track Hawk is an SUV… the Volt is NOT

  • joecompute

    Now if you actually want to insure it…..

  • SavageDad

    The Volt would have trouble passing an elderly man on a bicycle…

  • Chad Conley

    And look super douchey doing so.

  • Adam Jones

    Sure, the 0-60 times are faster, but that’s no guarantee of a victory in a straight line, especially in a quarter mile. I highly doubt the Track Hawk is going to get up to the same top speeds in the 1/4-mile as some of the cars referenced. Maybe, but I doubt it. Given that it will be almost double the weight in most cases, the power-to-weight ratios will be similar. Example: Track Hawk will weigh in the 5,400 lb range, with 707 hp (262 hp/ton), whereas the Lambo referenced is about 3,200 lbs, with 543 hp (339 hp/ton). My guess? An experienced driver would likely take it off the line, but once the other vehicles hit their powerband, they’d rocket away in the 1/4. I will say, it’d still destroy the Cayenne Turbo S.

  • Mike Riley

    I remember all those years when Volkswagen could brag about being the fast car in the world – off the line – for the first three inches LOL nothing but torque……

  • chris jennings

    ..and Dodge will build a reliable transmission when???

  • Craig

    It’s a ZF transmission. [ZF Friedrichshafen]

    The 8HP70 model can be found in BMW 7 Series (F01), BMW X5 (E70), Dodge Durango V8, Iveco Daily, Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 & diesel, Ram 1500 V6, V8, & diesel, Range Rover Sport (2012), Rolls-Royce Phantom, Maserati Quattroporte (2013–), Dodge Charger V8 (2015-), Dodge Challenger V8 (2015-)

    The 8HP90 model can be found in Rolls-Royce Ghost, Rolls-Royce Wraith (2013), Bentley Mulsanne, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

    Chances are – the transmission will be fine.

  • maserati123

    HOW ABOUT AN OLD LADY IN A WHEELCHAIR.

  • maserati123

    WOW,nice to see the FCA building a SUV that can beat the Porsche,Aston Martin,M-Benz,Lotus,but also nice to see Ferrari in the FCA camp….I hope the Maserati Levante will also be fast….With 4 wheel drive the Jeep should be able to beat those vehicles.

  • maserati123

    I WILL GUARANTEE THE JEEP WILL BE BIT FASTER..HOW ABOUT 3.4..I AM SURE FCA WILL TRY TO BEAT THOSE PUBLISHED NUMBERS,JUST TO BE SURE.

  • Boss Penguin

    Boy Auto Fanboys are worst than Bieber fans. I don’t shop the brand I shop the Auto with help from Consumer Reposts.

  • Tim Shaw

    Nobody has pointed out yet that the Ferrari’s 0-62 time might actually match or beat the Jeep’s 0-60 time because of the 0.1-0.2 second difference to get from 60-62…

    but really that’s just apples and oranges.