Video: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk Versus Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody


When Dodge released the SRT Hellcat Challenger and Charger, it was no secret that the cars were wicked fast. With a 707 horsepower 6.2L Supercharged HEMI under the hood, the Hellcats were almost unstoppable. However, they had one weakness; traction. With a 275 series tire under the rear end of the rear-wheel-drive car, traction has always seemed to be a common problem Hellcat owners are faced with.

Those 275 series tires have even been called the Hellcat’s “Achilles Heel”. When Dodge released the “Widebody Hellcat”, they were able to fit it 305 series tires on all four corners thanks to the added fender flares. With these new 305 series tires on the Widebody, many hoped the Hellcat’s traction issues were solved.

Thanks to the advanced all-wheel-drive system and 295 series tires on all four corners of the Hellcat powered Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk, traction is plenty. Putting all that power to the ground in the Trackhawk is done with the use of an electronic limited-slip differential fitted with 3.70:1 gears versus 2.62:1 in the Hellcats.

With the Hellcat HEMI and the all-wheel-drive system in the Trackhawk, we knew it was going to be a rocket; especially out of the hole. Well, Hennessey has just released a video of them drag racing a Trackhawk Grand Cherokee versus a Widebody Hellcat Challenger. We knew the Trackhawk would dominate from a dead stop but dang!! Check it out!

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Cody Cole

Associate Editor – cody.cole@shawgroupmedia.com Since the age of 4, Cody has been obsessed with everything Mopar. On Christmas of 1998, Cody's parents gave him a rusty '69 Charger shell that his father saved from a field. Cody's garage still features that '69 Charger as well as the additions of a '70 Coronet, '71 Charger R/T, '71 Road Runner, '04 SRT-4, '06 Grand Cherokee SRT8, '08 Challenger SRT8, '16 Wrangler Unlimited Back Country and a '17 Ram 1500 Rebel. Cody can truly and proudly say him and his wife are true Mopar nuts in love with all types of Mopars!

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