RE: Jeep Trackhawk set for UK release in 2018...

RE: Jeep Trackhawk set for UK release in 2018...

Monday 4th December 2017

Jeep Trackhawk set for UK release in 2018...

... and it's coming in right-hand drive!



Well, this is something to look forward to next year. It seems that Jeep boss Mike Manley has let the Hellcat out of the bag during an interview with Auto Express. The new Wrangler may be taking the limelight at present, but when pressed on whether Jeep's 707hp Cherokee would be coming to these shores, Manley replied, "Yes - it seems like I've just confirmed it!"


You'll likely be familiar with the Trackhawk at this point. Powered by the same 6.2-litre V8 developed for use in the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, it's America's answer to the Range Rover SVR. On steroids.

Whilst the RR produces an elegantly sufficient 550hp, allowing it to hit 62mph in 4.7 seconds, the Trackhawk develops a whopping 707hp and 645lb ft. It takes care of 0-60 in just 3.4 seconds, before thundering its way up to a top speed of 180mph, leaving all other SUVs - barring the Bentayga - in its wake. Although Lamborghini may have something to say about that soon...


We've already driven the car briefly in the US, where its Brembo brakes, Bilstein dampers and, of course, engine, left us wanting more. Happily it seems we won't have too long to wait to see how it handles a British B-road.

If you're in the mood for a super SUV now and don't fancy waiting though, there are plenty available in the PH classifieds. From the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, to the BMW X5 M and, of course, the Trackhawk's predecessor, the SRT, the choice nowadays is almost endless...

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ZX10R NIN

Original Poster:

11,819 posts

59 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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OMG bravo Jeep this is insane love the look too, I'm guessing it'll be around 80-90k.

Yipper

5,964 posts

24 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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Saw one of these (SRT 475bhp version) a few weeks ago, around ~£500 a month on a lease. Very fast car and a good sound. Reliability is quite bad (according to multiple surveys).

Gecko1978

2,056 posts

91 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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not sure about the SRT models but we are on our second GC and nothing gone wrong with either and service from dealers has been fine....so want a go in one of these but at 80k it would need to be much better inside. its not awful etc but 80k its range rover money so would need to up its game.

hondansx

3,222 posts

159 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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Looks awesome! Just eye watering depreciation on these performance 4x4s, and I own an RS6!

gigglebug

920 posts

56 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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Yipper said:
Saw one of these (SRT 475bhp version) a few weeks ago, around ~£500 a month on a lease. Very fast car and a good sound. Reliability is quite bad (according to multiple surveys).
Well, anyone playing Yipper bingo today has got full value out of this post!

You've got the well used "done or seen something the other week" part for starters. Why is it that even though Yipper is on here everyday everything he has ever done/seen is always "the other week" and not "I'm doing this tomorrow or " this happened today"? Test drove a Performante "the other week", had a quick spin in a Koenigsegg "the other week", saw X,Y and Z " the other week". Now I'm sure Yipper is as straight as a die but I know want a cynical bunch you lot can be and I'd hate it if looked like Yipper was just making stuff up to fit any particular subject he was commenting on just for the sake of boosting his post count as oppose to having actually done or seen anything that he claims to have.

Then you've got mention of how much a lease deal would be.

And then to top it off you've got mention of a statistic or a survey.

All it needed was a comparison to a remapped Golf R, something copied, or a link to site, on the first page of a Google search or a list of reasons why "Ahm oot" and it would have been BINGO for sure!
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RumbleOfThunder

2,609 posts

137 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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gigglebug said:
Yipper said:
Saw one of these (SRT 475bhp version) a few weeks ago, around ~£500 a month on a lease. Very fast car and a good sound. Reliability is quite bad (according to multiple surveys).
Well, anyone playing Yipper bingo today has got full value out of this post!

You've got the well used "done or seen something the other week" part for starters. Why is it that even though Yipper is on here everyday everything he has ever done/seen is always "the other week" and not "I'm doing this tomorrow or " this happened today"? Test drove a Performante "the other week", had a quick spin in a Koenigsegg "the other week", saw X,Y and Z " the other week". Now I'm sure Yipper is as straight as a die but I know want a cynical bunch you lot can be and I'd hate it if looked like Yipper was just making stuff up to fit any particular subject he was commenting on just for the sake of boosting his post count as oppose to having actually done or seen anything that he claims to have.

Then you've got mention of how much a lease deal would be.

And then to top it off you've got mention of a statistic or a survey.

All it needed was a comparison to a remapped Golf R, something copied, or a link to site, on the first page of a Google search or a list of reasons why "Ahm oot" and it would have been BINGO for sure!
Yeah I was gutted to not see "ahm oot" today. Maybe the next topic in GG will.

powerstroke

7,392 posts

94 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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Come on Landrover the original 4x4 has just blown you out of the ball park again !!

RumbleOfThunder

2,609 posts

137 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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powerstroke said:
Come on Landrover the original 4x4 has just blown you out of the ball park again !!
Let me know when Jeep are putting out anything at this level. tongue out

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-britishcars/si...

Matt Harper

5,454 posts

135 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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A very strong target for thieves, it would seem.

Last week 6 of them were pinched from the Conner Creek Assembly Plant.

https://www.allpar.com/news/2017/11/jeep-grand-che...

Thankyou4calling

6,488 posts

107 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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Yipper said:
Saw one of these (SRT 475bhp version) a few weeks ago, around ~£500 a month on a lease. Very fast car and a good sound. Reliability is quite bad (according to multiple surveys).
You didn’t

Aeroresh

1,424 posts

166 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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Ive got a 475hp regular SRT.

It all looks good on paper and the drive is all about the monsterous engine.

It doesnt compete on level terms with the european contigency though, doors shut with a clang, panel gaps and fit are as bad as a 1970s british leyland product, and some of the interior plastics are questionable.

Thats why is cheaper and looks like good value in comparison.

I still love it though!

Expect the Trackhawk to be even more of the same

hammo19

1,838 posts

130 months

Tuesday 5th December 2017
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We have the humble 3.0 V6. No reliability issues for us at all, build quality excellent, has exceeded our expectations plus its different out on the roads.

Would love an SRT next so we are watching the used values with interest.

mikey k

11,923 posts

150 months

Tuesday 5th December 2017
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That will be more than £80k when it gets here. The SRT is in the high £60k depending on options.
Mental thing 👍
You won’t be far off with a RIPP supercharger on an SRT though and it will be a LOT cheaper

Matt Harper

5,454 posts

135 months

Wednesday 6th December 2017
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mikey k said:
That will be more than £80k when it gets here. The SRT is in the high £60k depending on options.
Mental thing ??
You won’t be far off with a RIPP supercharger on an SRT though and it will be a LOT cheaper
Just for clarity, Phillips Chrysler in Ocala FL have 2 on allocation, which FCA tell them they cannot sell over sticker, are pricing theirs at $97,470

Likely to be around the same number, only in Sterling, by the time it gets to you lot....

Those RIPP blowers are not so good at coping with computer switching of inlet tract lengths on 392 Apache engine. A 2.8L Whipple is a far better option that will deliver in region of 650whp if running on a 6psi boost. Don't be tempted to go harder than 6psi without replacing 392 pistons with forged items. Crank and rods are bullet-proof.

Tuvra

7,657 posts

159 months

Tuesday 19th December 2017
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Thankyou4calling said:
Yipper said:
Saw one of these (SRT 475bhp version) a few weeks ago, around ~£500 a month on a lease. Very fast car and a good sound. Reliability is quite bad (according to multiple surveys).
You didn’t
Pretty sure I seen the same deal advertised through Jeep UK on Facebook.

It was something like £7k down though.