Extreme model Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk Hellcat 2017Oleg Skrinnik
For several years, the car maker Jeep has been working on creating a “charged” modification of the Grand Cherokee SRT crossover with the unusual name Hellcat.
Most recently, American journalists were able to get information that says that this new product will change its name to Trackhawk and will be equipped with a power unit with a capacity of 717 hp. According to foreign authoritative publications, the car will be put into mass production very soon.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT will change its name to Trackhawk. This name was patented by an American manufacturer, as a trademark 2 years ago. Since Jeep had been planning to implement a modification of the Hellcat crossover for quite some time, the carJeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk Hellcat 2017It will be offered in two versions: with a power unit equipped with a Hellcat supercharger and with an atmospheric engine.
Technical features of the novelty
The new car will be equipped with a traditional V8 engine, with a capacity of 6.4 liters and a peak power of 480 hp. But the modification of the Jeep Trackhawk Hellcat will be equipped with a V8 power unit with a capacity of 6.2 liters from the Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger models manufactured by Dodge.
This “giant” will generate 717 hppeak power, and its maximum torque is 880 Nm.
It is rumored that in view of the unique features of the Trackhawk transmission, the peak power of a 6.2-liter engine may slightly decrease, but it will still generate 700 hp. With this powertrain modification of the car Trackhawk Hellcat will accelerate to the first hundred in four seconds.
Such incredible power means not only advantages and great opportunities, but also serious problems. Developers need to resolve the issue with the drive "charged" car, or significantly strengthen the all-wheel drive system, or abandon it, giving preference to rear-wheel drive.
Release date and cost of the car
Two versions of this new Trackhawk Hellcat and Trackhawk (formerly Grand Cherokee SRT) will appear on the markets in mid-2017. Price modification Hellcat, in the United States will be a very humane amount - 65 000 USD. Unfortunately, this car can get on the domestic market with a doubled price tag, due to customs legislation.
The usual Jeep Grand Cherokee is offered on the Russian market from 2,800,000 rubles with diesel and petrol power units with a capacity of 237 to 467 hp.I would like to remind you that the Grand Cherokee of 2015 was presented last year. After 30 days, modifications to the new three-liter engine with a capacity of 238 hp began to be offered on the territory of Russia.
Of course, it can happen that the name Trackhawk is just a new nameplate, which will flaunt instead of the old SRT, but such an outcome would be too disappointing. Perhaps, the manufacturer has no intention to use this name at all and the patent will be obtained only in order to prevent competitors from using this name for their own purposes.
In the meantime, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has many chances to get the status of the fastest and most powerful car in the SUV class, jumping over to today's star of the sport-off-road Ranger Rover Sport SVR.
But it is necessary to take into account the fact that by the time the novelty appears on the market, it will fall under the onslaught of many competitors in the face of modern models of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche and Land Rover. But the manufacturer is not very worried about this, as the developers can improve the power unit Hellcat, fully realizing the power transmitted to each wheel. Due to this, the novelty will add about 150 hp to its power.
Making exterior and interior cars
The exterior of the new product looks very fast and aggressive. Embossed hood, in combination with 20-inch wheels, looks just amazing. In the massive bumper built-in narrow LED fog. Frontal lighting has a very unusual shape.
The large false radiator grille is divided into seven sections and harmonizes very well with the headlights. The side area has two convex lines that give the appearance of a sporty character. The car can not be overlooked in the city traffic, due to its impressive dimensions, it will clearly dominate all other cars.
Salon new products will appreciate the quality and modernity of all technologies. Leather chairs have reliable lateral support, the dashboard has many leather inserts, as well as a large display of a multimedia complex, a steering wheel, with a cut-off lower segment, will appreciate the presence of useful buttons.
What kind of auxiliary functions and systems will be installed in this new product is not yet known.