The Challenger Hellcat in a Jeep Grand Cherokee Will Slaughter the European SUVs
A while back, we talked about the possibility of a future SRT Jeep Grand Cherokee powered by the 2015 Dodge Challenger’s Hellcat Hemi and how that supercharged Jeep would give a strong run to the likes of the high performance SUVs from Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Range Rover, Lamborghini and Bentley. At that time, we only knew that the Hellcat Hemi would offer at least 600 horsepower and at least 575lb-ft of torque. Based on those numbers, the Jeep SRT Hellcat would make short work of the best from Porsche, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Range Rover, but it might struggle with the likes of the upcoming Lamborghini Urus and Bentley EXP9 SUV.
Now that we know that the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will pack 707 horsepower and 650lb-ft of torque, that same engine packed under the hood of the Jeep Grand Cherokee would unquestionably make for the baddest SUV sold anywhere in the world. Also, that much power – even in a vehicle as heavy as the Jeep Grand Cherokee – would likely make it one of the best performing vehicles sold in the world so in addition to pummeling every SUV, it would likely beat a great many sports cars as well.