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2017 Hellcat Grand Cherokee

by David Zatz on

Some time ago, reliable source “MoparDanno” told Allpar that there was a Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat in the works. The public name will likely be “Trackhawk,” but the internal project name is “Special K.”

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Allegedly, engineers have achieved sub-three-second 0-60 times.  This may be the quickest Hellcat of them all, albeit not the most agile. The extra acceleration is due to the use of a heavy-duty AWD system, the first to be used with the 707 horsepower supercharged Hemi V8 engine.

“Mr. Source,” who has also been reliable in the past, said it would be produced for the 2017 model year. Past reports had the Hellcat Grand Cherokee on, then off, then on again.  The new Trackhawk will not replace the normal Grand Cherokee SRT, which relies on a 6.4 liter Hemi V8.

A Ram Hellcat is apparently still on the back burner, at best.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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