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    • 2018 Jeep Trackhawk vs. Challenger Hellcat drag race and 0-60 testing

      Ignore that this video is from Hennessey. More videos and data points regarding the Jeep Trackhawk are surfacing which is great as independent data is very valuable. Especially considering that magazine results for the Jeep Trackhawk and its 707 horsepower Hellcat V8 are disappointing to say the least.


      The main thing the Jeep has going for it compared to other Hellcat powered vehicles is all wheel drive. It comes with a 700 pound weight penalty but it is not like anything with a Hellcat V8 is light to begin with.

      Predictably, the Jeep rips the Challenger out of the hole. The Challenger has to try to run it down and it closes the gap but the Jeep is ahead at the finish line. A roll race would have been great to see.

      Essentially, traction wins. The video goes to show the Jeep Trackhawk is not to be taken lightly from a stop.

      The second video below shows the Trackhawk launching and it hooks up well off the line. It hits 60 in 3.6 seconds. The transmission also shifts impressively with quick, crisp gear changes.

      They do a couple GPS runs and get 12.0's out of it it in the 1/4 mile. Not bad but not all that great for 707 horsepower compared to what else is on the market in the performance SUV sector.




      This article was originally published in forum thread: 2018 Jeep Trackhawk vs. Challenger Hellcat drag race and 0-60 testing started by Sticky View original post
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      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        I still am not that impressed by these, for the money I guess you can't really do much better but a year old Cayenne Turbo or X5M is the same price and will demolish this thing in every other metric. And you still get to have a warranty in that situation anyway.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        I still am not that impressed by these, for the money I guess you can't really do much better but a year old Cayenne Turbo or X5M is the same price and will demolish this thing in every other metric. And you still get to have a warranty in that situation anyway.
        I see it the same way.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        I still am not that impressed by these, for the money I guess you can't really do much better but a year old Cayenne Turbo or X5M is the same price and will demolish this thing in every other metric. And you still get to have a warranty in that situation anyway.
        Agree...or even a brand new GLC63S for less money. Not same hp, but it is lighter and I am sure when tested it will put down good numbers.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        Agree...or even a brand new GLC63S for less money. Not same hp, but it is lighter and I am sure when tested it will put down good numbers.
        I'd choose the GLC for the weight alone.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        As nice as the Jeep interior looks in pictures, it's still nowhere near as nice as anything in that price range that MB, BMW, Porsche put out. And the infotainment system isn't even in the same star system. And from all I've heard, it really does not like slowing down, stopping, or turning, especially compared to Ze Germans. I'm sure it's fun to screw around with, but at the end of the day, when you're spending that much on what should be at least a semi-practical car, you need it to be more than 1-dimensional.
      1. 135Hoser's Avatar
        135Hoser -
        I would drive one of these. I think it would be more fun with a pulley swap and a ecu flash?

        I wonder how well the beefed up tranny, transfer case and related 4x4 bits handle more torque.

        I am however not ever going to spend more than x5m money on it, even though it does have a giant v8 with a stupercharger. Plus if how fast my srt jeep grand cherokee depreciated is any indication, I'll be able to snag one of these for $50k CAD off in like 2 years.