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Looks Like Jeep Is Working on an Even Crazier Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 9/19/2019 Joey Capparella
a car parked on the side of a fence: It already has 707 horsepower, but the hood scoop on this prototype suggests that a Redeye or Demon variant is in the cards. © Brian Williams - Car and Driver It already has 707 horsepower, but the hood scoop on this prototype suggests that a Redeye or Demon variant is in the cards.
  • These spy photos show a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk with a more aggressive hood scoop.
  • They suggest that an even more powerful version of this already insanely powerful SUV is on its way.
  • Our guess is that it might take the 797-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V-8, which would give it a boost of 90 horsepower over the current Trackhawk.

Our spy photographer snagged a few photos of a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk prototype with a more aggressive hood scoop. Are you thinking what we're thinking? Yes, it seems that a more powerful version of this already wildly powerful SUV is in the works.

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We suspect that it might be a Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Redeye, meaning it would use the same 797-hp version of the supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V-8 that's in the most powerful versions of the Challenger and Charger Hellcat models. Compared with the Trackhawk's current 707-hp version of this engine, this higher-output motor would add 90 horsepower and around another 50 or so lb-ft of torque to the tally.

a close up of a cage: Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk spied © Brian Williams - Car and Driver Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk spied

The hood scoop is the only obvious clue that this prototype is packing something special, but it's possible Jeep will also beef up the suspension or brakes slightly to deal with the extra grunt. And if it does indeed inherit the Redeye name, it'll get different badging and such to differentiate it from the normal Trackhawk. We'd also expect a price bump over the current Trackhawk's starting price of $88,395.

This special model will likely serve as a farewell to the current-generation Grand Cherokee, as the next-generation SUV is scheduled to arrive for the 2021 model year. Expect to hear more about the upgraded Trackhawk sometime during the next few months.

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