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David Zatz of Allpar speculates today about just how much horsepower the Hellcat powered Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk could pack.

We know both the Charger and Hellcat bring 707 horsepower to the table, we also know that the big issue with high horsepower engines is heat soak. Jeep could get themselves around heat and other issues by simply detuning the big 6.2L

Zatz lists his prime concerns:



  • [*]Cooling is a major issue with this amount of power, and the Hellcats have goals of high consistency at full power. Competing cars from Chevrolet and Shelby have been slammed for throttling back on the power as they quickly heat up at the track.
    [*]The Jeep, unlike the others, is rumored to be all wheel drive, which could allow quicker launches — but would put more stress on the entire system. The engine may have to be tuned to put out the power that can reasonably and economically be handled by the drivetrain and suspension.
    [*]The Grand Cherokee has a higher center of gravity and too much power could be dangerous.
Even at a 'mere' 600 hp the Grand Cherokee would still rule the roost over the competing German vehicles.
 

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That's what I was thinking since going higher in power could also be a problem with other components as discussed earlier on this forum.

All they really need to do is offer enough power in comparison to the competition, anything more is just extra and not entirely necessary.
 

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I actually think that we are going to see more than 600 hp. I don't think they will detune it to 600. Maybe less than the max 707, but not all the way down to 600.
 

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Read that the number could go as low as 600 but it's not the final number and it may be higher than that but Jeep has to make sure that it doesn't stress the 4WD drivetrain components.
 

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It just has to aim to be higher than the Bentayga because why wouldn't it? It can then call itself the fastest SUV in the world. You can't pass on that opportunity.
 

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I don't think the Bentley is relevant, it's given that it will be priced way out of the range a typical TR owner will be able to afford. We're talking about a difference within the tens of thousands which reach to a point it's hard to absorb.
 

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But the Bentayga is going to be at the very least twice the price of the Jeep, so I don't see why we're comparing the two here. A better comparison is something much more in line with the Jeep's pricing and performance.

While you can blow the doors off a Bentayga, you'll be hearing this...


That's if they don't already make you net-worth look laughable.
 

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Lol, tune it to 707hp even though the trackhawk was not meant for that much power. Will be interesting to see future mods for anyone who plans to do this.
 

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Tuning with modifications is the best way to do this since you get the most out of just about everything you're going to add. Joining the first mods for me would be an improved air intake system and exhaust... just not sure how i'll go about the exhaust setup just yet.
 

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Heard the Hellcat would out too much strain on the drivetrain so that may need to be modded if someone plans to go over the factory set hp.
 

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I am not anticipating doing many mods to make the Trackhawk go faster. 600+ HP seems plenty for me.
For most that will be enough, more than enough since when you consider where the majority drives... we have far more than we need for the roads we have. Almost a game a bragging rights for the manufacture and for us when comparing to our buddies.
 

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For most that will be enough, more than enough since when you consider where the majority drives... we have far more than we need for the roads we have. Almost a game a bragging rights for the manufacture and for us when comparing to our buddies.
That's why I was saying before that they should give it more horsepower than the Bentayga. It's just for bragging rights.
 

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That's irrelevant, you think someone rolling around in a $200,000 SUV cares about how much horsepower you have in something that costs half of it? No.

They'll just laugh at you.
 

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That's irrelevant, you think someone rolling around in a $200,000 SUV cares about how much horsepower you have in something that costs half of it? No.

They'll just laugh at you.
I don't think its irrelevant. The people in the Bentley may not care, but the person in the Jeep Trackhawk will. Its not about a direct comparison. It's just being able to say, "I own the fastest SUV in the world."

Besides, how often will anyone encounter one of these Bentleys?
 

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I don't think its irrelevant. The people in the Bentley may not care, but the person in the Jeep Trackhawk will. Its not about a direct comparison. It's just being able to say, "I own the fastest SUV in the world."

Besides, how often will anyone encounter one of these Bentleys?
LOL

Good luck with that, surely soon enough there will be an SUV that shits on the trackhawk.

Get off the topic of Bentleys.
 
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