News: Ultimate Cherokee Hellcat is gangster
Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Range Rover Sport SVR will soon find their space in the growing Super SUV segment crowded by the arrival of a Jeep Cherokee Hellcat. This was confirmed by Jeep CEO Mike Manley, although he was unable to shed light on too many other details concerning the car’s final production specification.
What we can say for sure is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat will outperform the current Jeep SRT8 beast thanks to the same 6.2-litre supercharged V8 used in the Dodge Challenger. If Fiat Chrysler decides not to detune the Hellcat’s 527kW and 880Nm for the Jeep’s higher centre of gravity, the latest monster Jeep should have little trouble beating the 5.0 second 0-100km/h sprint set by the SRT8.
With more power than either of its abovementioned competitors (418kW and 404kW) Grand Cherokee Hellcat could introduce the name Trackhawk – a term that would accurately portray the suspension revisions and meaty Brembo brakes.
Better still, Hellcat could prove to be the bargain of the genre with an estimated price of R1.5 million undercutting its European rivals which sit on the wrong side of R2 million.