The days of having your SUV being beaten at a stoplight race by a Ferrari are over — at least, they are if your sport utility is the new HPE1000-spec Grand Cherokee tuned by Hennessey.
The Texas-based tuning company just released a video of its 988-horsepower take on the Jeep family-hauler, showing off its incredible acceleration. The truck can pull off a quarter-mile run in just 10.7 seconds with a trap speed of 212 km/h.
Ever more impressively, it’ll get up to 100 km/h from a standing start in just 2.7 seconds. That puts it on par with a base Lamborghini Aventador or McLaren 650S; if the owner of a Bugatti Veyron blinks, you may have them off the line.
The secret to the speed, here, is just pure power. Hennessey takes the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which already comes from the factory with a 707-horsepower 6.2-litre supercharged Hemi, and dials it up to roughly 988 horses and 861 lb-ft of torque via a larger blower, headers, high-flow air induction and injectors and an performance fuel pump.
Hennessey recorded those numbers on a dyno using only the HPE1000’s rear wheels, but it’s worth noting that on the track the machine puts power to all four tires.
There’s absolutely no reason you’d need an SUV to go this fast, but we have to admit it’s kind of neat that you can, if for some reason you did have to. One thing’s for sure: this is definitely your best insurance for getting to soccer practice on time.
Source : https://driving.ca/auto-news/news/watch-hennesseys-1000-hp-jeep-hit-100-km-h-at-a-supercar-pace