2020 Jeep Trackhawk: Family Car built for the Track

Nolen Cooper, Reporter

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The Jeep Trackhawk can seat five people, has a 8.4 inch touchscreen, Apple Carplay, Android Auto, and on car Wifi. But the Trackhawk is no ordinary family car, it is a  performance built machine, boasting 707 horsepower, and 645ft-lbs of torque. 

“Ridiculous, unnecessary, unsafe, impractical, just plain stupid, but amazing, no other car manufacture would do this in a million years,” senior Ian Couch said.

The Trackhawk is powered by a 707 horsepower, 6.2L Hemi V8 Hellcat engine, that power is sent through the all-wheel drive train to the wheels making 645ft-lbs of torque to each of the wheels. This allows the Trackhawk to go from zero to 60 in under 3.5 seconds. 

“[The Trackhawk] is interesting, but is there a market for it? I believe  there is a market for it, but it must be very small,” junior Dylan Nienhaus said.

The Trackhawk comes stock with Brembo brake calipers, six pistons in the front and four in the rear, with these brakes the Trackhawk can go from 70mph to zero in 168 feet. The Trackhawk also has electric power steering and steering assistance. 

“Dodge should put this engine in everything, it’s so interesting to them make normal economy cars into huge power machines,” junior Greyson Manor said. 

The trackhawk is reported to have 11mpg city and 17mpg highway. Many safety features are included with the trackhawk package such as automatic high-beams, lane-departure warning and self-parking assist. 

“Best ‘family’ car out there, no doubt about it,” Manor said. 

Other high performance SUVs include the Ferrari Urus,  Lincoln Navigator, Dodge Durango, Mercedes AMG GLC63 S Coupe, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio,  Tesla Model X, and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.