In the video clip below, Jeep appears to be acceleration testing the high-performance Grand Cherokee, and judging from the sound of the engine, it’s definitely a supercharger under the hood. Minimal tire squeal reveals the all-wheel-drive system should be able to handle all the extra power it receives from the Hellcat engine. At the end, the camera zooms in for a close-up shot, revealing aggressive red brake calipers.
When it comes to market by 2017, expect the hot-rodded Jeep Grand Cherokee to wear a Track Hawk badge. The model will feature the same 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 found in the Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcat. It should hit 60 mph in under 4 seconds, less than the automaker’s estimate of 4.8 seconds for the 2015 Grand Cherokee SRT. The model should complement other sport-oriented new products from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, including a brand new Dodge Barracuda and the long rumored Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.
Watch the video below to see a glimpse of the Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee in action.
Video Source: Chris Doane Automotive