Jeep Trackhawk Dusts Audi Quattro, TVR In Lopsided Drag Race
By now, you should all be familiar with how ridiculously fast Jeeps 707-horsepower, Hellcat-powered,Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is. It can sprint to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in a blistering 3.7 seconds, conquer the quarter mile in just 11.6 seconds, and flat out, it will hit 180 mph (289 kmh).
In an effort to further prove its worth in a straight line – outside of the fan-sanctioned drag races weve already seen – Jeeps European division lined up its Hellcat-powered SUV alongside two odd competitors: The Audi Quattro and the TVR Griffith. Other than being two iconic sports cars (more so the former), they match up pretty terribly to the Trackhawk.
The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has 707 hp. The Audi Quattro has 340 hp (253 kW), and the TVR has 220 hp (164 kW). The Trackhawk can sprint to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. The Audi will hit 60 it in 4.1 seconds, and the TVR will do it 6.2 seconds. The Jeep tops out at 180 mph. The Audi will only hit 167 mph (286 kmh), and the TVR just 145 mph (233 kmh).
Really, the only area these two coupes have an advantage over the Jeep is weight; the Trackhawk tips the scales at 5,363 pounds (2,432 kilograms). Whatever the case, were not complaining – watching these three cars in a straight line is something well probably never see again, even if it isnt a fair fight.
If you havent already guessed, the Jeep demolishes these two classics. The Trackhawks 645 pound-feet (864 Newton-meters) of torque push the big-bodied SUV off the line with ease, outgunning the Quattro and Griffith easily. The Jeep beats the Griffith by about three seconds, and the Audi by about seven seconds, by our count.
But this definitely isnt the first time Jeeps Trackhawk has lined up against stiff competition – some cars far more powerful than these two, for what its worth. The Trackhawk has raced cars like theMcLaren 570S , theCadillac ATS-V , and800-hp Escalade , and even awidebody Dodge Challenger .