Who says the fastest car on the road actually has to be a car? If you’re underestimating this Grand Cherokee Trackhawk because it’s an SUV, you’d better think twice! This model is actually faster than one of the most talked about cars of the year, the Dodge Demon.
Let’s take a few steps back and define what faster means. Faster and quicker are certainly not the same measurements, especially when we’re talking about these two vehicles. ‘Faster’, in this case, is the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s ability to reach a higher speed than the Dodge Demon.
The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has a hearty 707-horsepower keeping it rolling to an impressive 180 mph. On the other hand, the Dodge Challenger Demon has 840-horsepower and is only rated to reach 168 mph.
To be fair to the Demon, we’re pretty sure it’s technically capable of smoking way past 168 mph, but that’s not happening as long as its electronically limited to that speed by the manufacturer. The reasoning behind that particular limitation is that the barely street-legal tires used a rubber compound that can’t handle much higher speeds than that.
If you think about it, that’s kind of a bummer that the Demon is limited to the high 160s; there are plenty of 1/2 mile races and roll racing events that take place at landing strips and similar venues, but you’d be out of luck if you showed up with the Demon, so you’d better bring the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk instead.
Not to venture too far away from the Trackhawk’s capabilities, but the Dodge Hellcat Widebody has a top speed of 195 mph, and is very similar to the Demon. If you swapped the tires and tuned the limiter out, you could likely easily walk past the 200 mph mark, but that’s not something we recommend (for obvious reasons, it’s your car though, do what you want).