TAMWORTH, New Hampshire – We’re tempted to tell you that the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is ridiculous. It’s borderline frightening to think that we now live in a world where anybody with the money and the gumption can stroll into the nearest Jeep dealership and place an order for a 707-horsepower Hemi-powered Grand Cherokee. Let’s put this slice of history into perspective. The original Jeep, the one used by the military, boasted 60 horsepower from the Go Devil four-cylinder engine under the hood. The most powerful version of the muscle car-era 426-cubic-inch Hemi was factory-rated at 425 hp. And even if that legendary powerplant was underrated from the factory, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk still obliterates it by a couple hundred horses.
In an SUV. Seven-hundred-horsepower sport utility vehicle doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it? And conventional