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522KW, 868NM GRAND CHEROKEE TRACKHAWK: $139,500

Pricing of the manic 6.2-litre supercharged Jeep revealed.

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It will be the fastest and most powerful SUV on the planet, and able to run down the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds; 0-100 takes 3.7 seconds, and the top speed is 289km/h. Equally as impressive (and important): You can stop from 100km/h in only 37 metres.

 

All of that power comes from Jeep’s fairly ridiculous 6.2-litre supercharged ‘Hellcat’ V8, which also lives in the Challenger. Perhaps the most surprising thing about this is the price – just shy of a hunnit fortee grand. That is a lot of car and a sh*t-tonne of engine for the money.

 

The Range Rover Sport SVR will cost you around $100,000 extra, give or take. Same with the G63 AMG. Hell, a G-Class with the 3.0-litre diesel will cost another $30,000 compared to the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. In terms of bang for buck, this thing is seriously impressive.

 

But it’s not all apples. Or comparing apples and apples. As impressive as the Trackhawk is, Jeep has cut significant corners off-road to make it work on-road. So, you’re not really buying a 4X4 that goes like a shower of  sh*t. More like an AWD SUV that goes like sh*t off a shovel. There’s no low range to call upon, and the only off-road mode is ‘Snow’ – which we don’t get much of in Australia. In comparison, the SVR and AMG both still have low range and serious off-road credentials along with their brutal on-road performance.  

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