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Project K is underway! :grin2:

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is happening.


Motor Authority reports that the American automaker has approved the Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee model for production as a 2017 model year.

Sources say that the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will have the same Hellcat 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 engine with 707 hp that is found in the Charger and Challenger. Hooked up to the Hellcat is an eight-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive standard. Rumors have been spreading over the recent months that Jeep was considering the model and it is believed the company is currently testing it with mules.

When the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk becomes a reality, expect the Hellcat powertrain to give it an estimated top speed of 200 mph with a 0-60 mph time of less than three seconds.

The American automaker wouldn’t publicly confirm that the model is in the pipeline, but given the overwhelming demand for the Challenger and Charger Hellcat models, along with the success of Jeep’s high-powered SRT lineup, doesn’t it just make sense?
 

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I remember seeing that post of yours, fortunately that's all there seems to be holding them back which is bad to an extent but just a matter of ramping that up and of course... time.
 

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I remember seeing that post of yours, fortunately that's all there seems to be holding them back which is bad to an extent but just a matter of ramping that up and of course... time.
I'm not sure if they have the capacity to ramp up engine production unfortunately. They're only produced in small batches and they're operating at full capacity right now...
 

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Looks like we could be waiting a while then since they want to get the ones they already have out of the way, will be worth the wait for those willing.
 

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Looks like we could be waiting a while then since they want to get the ones they already have out of the way, will be worth the wait for those willing.
Ah looks like the holdup is not on FCA's end, but the supplier of the supercharger. They're far to small to handle the massive demand...

Shortly after it was announced that the Chrysler Group would build literally as many Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat models as they could sell, an interesting problem popped up in informal discussions with various Dodge and SRT representatives. The key component of the 6.2L Hellcat Hemi is the supercharger that is produced by IHI for Chrysler. IHI is not a massive company and with the Hellcat supercharger setup being built in the same facility as the rest of IHI’s popular products, folks within Chrysler were concerned that IHI wouldn’t be able to build enough superchargers to keep up with the demand.
http://www.torquenews.com/106/biggest-factor-preventing-hellcat-jeep-challengercharger-success
 

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Had a slight feeling that would be the case since i've noticed how that has played out in the past with other car maker and their suppliers.

Fortunately we know its going to happen and just have to wait, for some serious into getting this, knowing that is good enough.
 

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Had a slight feeling that would be the case since i've noticed how that has played out in the past with other car maker and their suppliers.

Fortunately we know its going to happen and just have to wait, for some serious into getting this, knowing that is good enough.
the story keeps changing. first it was the supplier, then it was they couldnt get enough dyno time...
 

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Fortunately at this point we know it's going to happen, just need wait for what we know is indeed solid information that's going to stick and not some temporary circle of information they want to keep us stuck in temporarily for now
 

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Fortunately at this point we know it's going to happen, just need wait for what we know is indeed solid information that's going to stick and not some temporary circle of information they want to keep us stuck in temporarily for now
well unfortunately our only information to date is that FCA wants to build a trackhawk. We haven't been given a time frame or anything similar. Intention is one thing, but action is another...
 

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well unfortunately our only information to date is that FCA wants to build a trackhawk. We haven't been given a time frame or anything similar. Intention is one thing, but action is another...
Indeed.

But knowing them expressing the soundness of the product helps, better than not hearing anything and left waiting for some better direction
 

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Indeed.

But knowing them expressing the soundness of the product helps, better than not hearing anything and left waiting for some better direction

Very true, and I'm very grateful that FCA isn't waiting for the next Gen before releasing the Gc Trackhawk.
 

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The Hellcat engine is an optional choice at this point in time. That may or may not change this in the future but for now they are trying to make sure that the Grand Cherokee can handle Hellcat's torque.
 

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It seems to be an issue with the driveline. Didn't know what that was so I had to Google it and I'm glad they're taking the time to make sure it can handle the torque.

For those who didn't know:
The drivetrain includes everything in the chain from the engine to the drive wheels, but the driveline consists of everything after the transmission — all driveshafts, axles, joints, differentials and wheels.
 

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Now I'm reading this, I'm really starting to dislike how FCA is managing Chrysler.
http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1099647_breaking-jeep-grand-cherokee-trackhawk-hellcat-delayed


Not only are they delaying the Jeep Hellcat, but it might only be available for one year. What!?!?! And killing off an engine that's so much in demand that it's backordered. I don't understand. Remember this is a niche segment of the company because, I know the CAFE regulations will come up. Your thoughts.
 

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I can understand pushing the release date back in order to fix any issues that crop up but what limited production? I don't even know what they're thinking anymore...
Don't they want to make a profit?
 

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I can understand pushing the release date back in order to fix any issues that crop up but what limited production? I don't even know what they're thinking anymore...
Don't they want to make a profit?
LOL do you actually read what you write?

Limiting it to one year adds to novelty, you'll get people competing to get one because its going to be the only hellcat GC. ONE YEAR ONLY.

You'd be surprised how much people will kill for 'exclusive'. Its going to move for like $100,000, how many years do you think Jeep can get away with selling a $100,000 SUV... not many... once all the people who were interested in $100K jeep have bought one, whose going to buy one?

Its not exactly the best value prop for your average tom dick and harry...
 

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LOL do you actually read what you write?

Limiting it to one year adds to novelty, you'll get people competing to get one because its going to be the only hellcat GC. ONE YEAR ONLY.

You'd be surprised how much people will kill for 'exclusive'. Its going to move for like $100,000, how many years do you think Jeep can get away with selling a $100,000 SUV... not many... once all the people who were interested in $100K jeep have bought one, whose going to buy one?

Its not exactly the best value prop for your average tom dick and harry...
Then there's the fact that Jeep has to look at its losses with doing this, how much are they gaining or even losing by doing this project. At least if they lose directly, indirectly it helps build the brands image. Now because of the Challenger hellcat, every time I see a new Challenger I look over in anticipation to see if its a hellcat and while it has yet to happen I still look :D #EnthusiastProblems
 
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