Looking through the information material, the glaring omission are the figures that really count.
There’s no price for the UK market as yet, nor are there any figures on emissions and company car tax rates, but it’s probably safe to say that if performance is any indication these will be equally large.
It will be expensive, it will be thirsty, and if you turn up in a Trackhawk on a Monday morning the rest of the office may fear for your sanity, but once they’ve got over the initial shock they will view you in a completely new, and likely favourable light.
Oh, and did we mention it has 707bhp…?
- Most powerful SUV ever created
- Supercharged 6.2-litre V8 produces 707bhp
- Five driving modes ensure power and torque are kept under control
- Luxurious and well equipped interior
- Performance: 3.5sec /180mph
IFyou are inclined to extravagant dreams and have an uncontrollable urge to channel your inner Rapper then Jeep has the answer in Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
So being the office manager of a paper merchant based in Slough doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dreams of a career in the music industry. Yes, that’s a shameless reference to a certain David Brent .
Of course, getting the paperwork past the finance director may not be so straightforward – anyway they might be second in the queue behind the MD – but if you can achieve that then you could be driving to work in a 707bhp Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
No, that’s not a typo.
Not the Trackhawk bit either.
The Trackhawk is the most powerful SUV ever created and comes with a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine that produces 707bhp.
Rub your eyes: 707bhp. It will reach 60mph in 3.5 seconds and go on to a licence-shredding 180mph top speed.
The word you are looking for is lunacy. Nobody needs an SUV that will do 180mph. Nobody needs 707bhp in an SUV. Nobody needs an SUV with an eight-speed automatic transmission specifically engineered to handle 645 lb/ft of torque.
Nobody needs an SUV with huge 20-inch alloys that show off the bright yellow Brembo brake callipers. Nobody needs an SUV with quad-tip exhausts. Nobody needs a Trackhawk.
Which is probably why Jeep has chosen to create an engineering exercise in wanton excess that is brilliantly and pointlessly desirable.
You might not need a Trackhawk but there’s an excellent chance that having read this you will really, really want one. Needs and wants have never been on a more wildly diverging course.
Ignoring the massive numbers for a moment, the Trackhawk is still a Jeep so it should be practical, roomy and well-equipped.
The interior is finished in premium soft-touch materials with chrome and carbon fibre trim, and the Nappa leather and suede seats not only look elegantly comfortable they are also fitted as standard.
The 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen controls all the usual comfort and vehicle settings as well as offering Apple and Android connectivity.
There is even a choice of audio systems including an 825-Watt Harmon Kardon system with 19-speakers and two subwoofers so your colleagues will know you’re on your way about half an hour before you arrive.
Premium options also include extra leather with embossed Trackhawk logo, dual-pane panoramic roof, and dual-screen entertainment centre with Blu-ray for rear passengers.
The safety features are equally impressive with the full range of Brake Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, Collisions Warning, Park Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control. Jeep has stated that the Trackhawk is fitted with no fewer than 70 safety and security features that make driving as simple and straightforward as possible.
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