It was in November 2018 that Jeep confirmed that they would sell the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk in the UK, at a price of £ 89,999. Never has the recent story seemed so remote. Keep in mind that since then Audi has created a Q8 that took a lap record at the Nurburgring, Porsche built a Cayenne that went faster, VW put an R-mark on everything from T-Roc to Touareg, Ford made a Puma ST and Aston Martin launched its first (and certainly not its last) SUV. All in less time than what exists between the World Cups. Imagine where we will be in 2024 …
Maybe there will finally be an SUV with more power than a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Because despite the fact that everyone, from Mercedes to Maserati, has a crack on the mega-SUV, nothing has surpassed 707 hp Jeep yet. And even when it’s inevitably beaten, it seems unlikely that any SUV will produce more than 710 hp with more charisma than the Hellcat-powered Jeep. The 4.0-liter engine used in the Cayenne, Q8, Bentayga and Urus is very good, but there is nothing that matches the sound and rage of the compressor-powered 6.2 V8 – it really is a spectacular engine.
However, do not be in doubt. No records will be broken in this SUV, unless it is mostly fuel used in the shortest time. Despite the power, it could not see in which direction the latest harvest went on a challenging road or around a race track, because the chassis simply does not hold. In an attempt to contain hundreds more horsepower than a Cherokee can normally handle, the Jeep Trackhawk solidified at 2,433 kg; in fact, so much so that it became almost unbearably solid ride. On an almost spotless course. God only knows how it can be in a typical way.
But you’re still interested, are you? That’s the thing with all these Hellcat motorized cars. They are very large and often not so smart, but it is impossible not to be drawn to cars with such amazing engines. You would not expect any of them to be good driver cars, so why would the Jeep be any different? There will be plenty of noise, speed and entertainment, almost for sure. Which sounds pretty good to go.
Trackhawk has rarity on its side as well. Only 20 were allocated to the UK market; For an idea of how few there are, the PH ads only have 17 DBX and 34 Uruse listed. It is then no surprise to find just one of the British cars for sale. Or five percent of the grant, to put it another way.
This is a sea of black, just divided by seat belts, calipers and, uh, the air filter. Yep, a Trackhawk owner decided that all the noise and power from a car with a Hellcat engine was not enough and upgraded both the induction kit and the exhaust. So do not say that you were not warned … But it looks as fresh as a 2019 car with less than 12 000 km could be expected to do, because the leather was so shiny and the metal so plastic to begin with. And let’s be honest, anyone who buys a Trackhawk for interior design equipment rather misses the point. Kind of completely.
But cheaply decorated does not mean cheap to buy – this Trackhawk has actually been appreciated from new. Which, given the rarity, not many people expected it to. But from the asking price of £ 90,000, this one is now for sale for £ 96,900. It is difficult to think of any SUV that has done the same during the same time period, although some are most likely to exist. After all, no one needs to remind about the popularity.
Although it seems likely that the Trackhawk will eventually sink, which way to travel in the meantime. As the only way to access that engine in right-hand drive, Jeep’s appeal really needs no further explanation. Just be sure to remember the considerable charm when it comes to refueling it for the fifty-eleventh time.
SPECIFICATION | JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TRACKHAWK
Engine: 6 166 cc compressor-powered V8
Transfer: 8-speed automatic, four-wheel drive
Power (hp): 710 at 6,000 rpm
Torque (lb ft): 645 at 4,800 rpm
MPG: 20.4 (claimed)
First registered: 2019
Recorded mileage: 11 820
Price: £ 89,999
Price now: £ 96,900