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post #1 of 16 Old 10-27-2016, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Is This Jeep‘s Hellcat Trackhawk Under Camouflage?



YouTuber Sinister Life may have recorded the upcoming Hellcat Trackhawk in action on the streets of Greater Detroit.


Most likely a prototype or one of Jeep’s mules, the Trackhawk could have been mistaken for a 470-horse Grand Cherokee SRT that sporting a bit of camoflauge, but those pocket hood scoops may have given it away. It’s a characteristic of Hellcat vehicles that sets it apart from the average car and can be found on Hellcat-powered Chargers and Challengers. Also, Sinister Life claims to have spotted the test mule with Hellcat Brembos and a roll cage.

The sound may be muffled because of the wind, but if you strain a bit you can probably hear the distinctive hum of the 707-horsepower supercharged V8 engine. We’re not 100% sure that it’s the Hellcat’s soundtrack as the test driver seems to be doing his best not to step on the gas.

Combined with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and standard AWD, the Trackhawk could propel the car from 0 to 60 in just 3 seconds and it has an estimated top speed of 200 MPH.

We’re expecting to see the Hellcat Trackhawk go into production in the summer of 2017 so the spied vehicle could be a development mule.

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post #2 of 16 Old 10-28-2016, 12:19 PM
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Definitely can't miss that supercharger whine coming from it around the 2:25 mark
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post #3 of 16 Old 12-10-2016, 01:23 PM
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Now someone needs to catch it at a standstill so we can hear it even better without all the wind noise that typically comes with captures like this. It's just too bad whatever we get from videos will be no match for in person experience. But if my math adds up, NAIAS 2017 is when EVERYTHING about it releases, yes... videos too.
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post #4 of 16 Old 12-12-2016, 01:32 PM
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Now someone needs to catch it at a standstill so we can hear it even better without all the wind noise that typically comes with captures like this. It's just too bad whatever we get from videos will be no match for in person experience. But if my math adds up, NAIAS 2017 is when EVERYTHING about it releases, yes... videos too.
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This video definitely has it clearly.
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post #5 of 16 Old 12-15-2016, 06:32 PM
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Was hoping for something closer up but seen that before, and from that distance your only getting a good idea of how it sounds higher up in the RPM range.
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post #6 of 16 Old 01-04-2017, 12:14 PM
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Closer would be better, and yea it's only from WOT wheelspin which immediately kicks you up to mid-high range rpm. Hopefully in a couple of months we see more videos come out.
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post #7 of 16 Old 01-05-2017, 01:57 PM
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At least for now we can reference to the current line up of Hellcats since it can't sound that much different from, but as always there's the chance for slight variation depending on what they decide to do with the many things that influence how an engine sounds.
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post #8 of 16 Old 01-11-2017, 02:24 PM
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That is true.. how different could it sound? I can imagine just a little bit of a difference because of exhaust piping length and whatever the case is but it shouldn't be so bad.
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post #9 of 16 Old 01-17-2017, 11:17 AM
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It all depends on how far they want to go with tuning the exhaust and even other things like the intake. It all comes down to what refinements they had in development from the last round of hellcat engines to what we'll be getting. Being a short time frame i'm not expecting much but that's never a definite answer.

Safe to say it will sound similar to what we're currently used to.
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post #10 of 16 Old 01-18-2017, 01:49 PM
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I think the only differences they'll make is to accommodate for the size of the vehicle and the changes in subframe and whatever. Otherwise, I don't think they'll tune it any differently. But like @BlackHawk said, it's going to sound like any other Hellcat.
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