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.