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.
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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