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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a fire breathing, 707-hp brute ute

A 707-horsepower supercharged heart and chassis revisions turn Jeep's midsize SUV into a terror on track that's also still capable of being daily driven.

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Highlighting the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the supercharged V8 engine from the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat.

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While the engine carries the same 707 horsepower rating, torque is slightly lower at 645 pound-feet.

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Jeep says the Trackhawk can reach 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. 

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk covers the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at 116 mph. 

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The near-5,400 pound Trackhawk has a top speed of 180 mph. 

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To help slow the big rig, six-piston front and four-piston rear Brembo brake calipers are included on the Trackhawk.

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With impressive accelerations comes less-than-great fuel economy figures. The EPA says the Trackhawk returns 11 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway. 

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With a base price of $86,995, which includes destination costs, the Trackhawk is a bargain compared to the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR. 

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With available Pirelli P Zero tires, the Trackhawk can find its way around a race track quite well. 

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The Trackhawk will arrive in dealers during the fourth quarter of 2017. 

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