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World's Quickest SUV: Hennessey Jeep Trackhawk HPE1200

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2018-10-26

[ Hennessey Performance Press Release ]

The World's Quickest SUV: Hennessey Jeep Trackhawk HPE1200

We'll get straight to it. Hennessey Performance just built the hell out of a Jeep Trackhawk by jacking up the horsepower from 707 (well done, SRT!) to 1,200 hp as measured at the crank. It goes 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds and runs the quarter-mile in 9.66-seconds at 145 mph. It's Bugati Chiron and Dodge Demon fast, and they.re only building 24 of them.

It's Hennessey's HPE1200 engine upgrade that makes these ludicrous numbers possible. The cylinder heads are ported, the pistons, rods, and camshaft are all upgraded, and exhaust escapes through stainless-steel long-tube headers. The cherry on top (literally) is the 4.5L supercharger forcing the Earth's atmosphere through the 6.2L engine at 22psi of boost. On 109-octane fuel, the engine produces 1002hp and 892lb-ft. of torque at the tires.

"Our team really enjoys pushing the limits and discovering what's possible with the vehicles we build," said company founder & CEO, John Hennessey. "Some may say that it's pointless to build an SUV quicker than nearly every supercar and hypercar on the market today. I say that is exactly the point. And, because we can. Thankfully, we have many customers who also share our passion!"

You'll notice in their video that the truck is doing a rear-wheel burnout, which is made possible by a bespoke feature in Hennessey tuning software that allows the SUV to be put into a rear-wheel-drive mode to heat up the Nitto 555R drag radials, then at the flip of a switch, engage AWD to launch down the drag strip.

One of the questions is always how big a hole an ultimate family hauler like this will burn in the wallet. Including the cost of the base vehicle, the Hennessey Performance Jeep Trackhawk will set you back $179,000. For purchasing, you'll have to go direct to their website, or select Jeep dealers. If you're from another part of the world don.t worry, you can have it shipped!

For inquiries, Hennessey Performance can be reached at 979-885-1300 or email them at sales@hennesseyperformance.com.

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