As the name suggests, the Hellcat powered Jeep Trackhawk will excel at the track, but the vehicle may be more utilitarian than we originally thought. A test mule was spotted by thejeep_guy, with what could be a towing hitch assembly.
Of course, this should come as no surprise seeing as how Jeep is in the business of producing vehicles that is both practical and performance orientated be it on or off-road.
In this case, it’s the 6.2-litre V8 powered Trackhawk that can potentially crank out 707hp and 650lb-ft of torque. Those are the Challenger and Charger numbers, so what the supercharged Trackhawk produces may differ. All that power will probably be sent to the wheels via an AWD system and 8-speed automatic transmission.
We’re expecting it to debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show taking place next month, but before then we have spy shots of the Trackhawk’s rear fresh off of Instagram. The picture may be blurry, but you should be able to see a black piece sticking out of the rear bumper and TorqueNews thinks it could be a Class IV trailer hitch with a dual-unit trailer harness plug.
Depending on the tow rating, the Jeep Trackhawk could prove to be the “ultimate sport utility vehicle”.