Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

So what exactly do you get for almost £90,000 of American SUV? For a start, the same 6.2-litre supercharged Hemi V8 engine that is used in the Dodge SRT Challenger and SRT Charger Hellcat muscle cars.

Performance is suitably shocking, with 0-62mph taking just 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 180mph.

For comparison, a Porsche Cayenne Turbo can only hit 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds, and reach 177mph flat out. The German machine is also more than £9,000 more expensive than the Trackhawk, even before you dive into the Porsche options list.

UK cars receive upgraded Laguna leather sports seats as part of the deal, along with carbon fibre accents for the interior.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto provide smartphone connectivity, with an 8.4-inch multimedia screen in control of most functions.

Adaptive Cruise Control, Park Assist, and even a Trailer Hitch camera are just some of the claimed 65 security and safety features fitted.

At almost any price the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk would be a niche purchase in the UK. But it is hard to ignore the lure of a 707hp Hellcat engine fitted to a practical, right-hand drive, SUV.

So this Jeep has more power than a Ferrari 488?

Yes! You get 697bhp at 6000rpm and 645lb ft of torque, so 0-62mph falls in 3.7 seconds and the top speed is limited by the car’s bluff aero profile at 180 mph.