Superman’s SUV

SUVs are popular because they can take the kids to school, accommodate a Labradoodle or two and swallow a week’s worth of groceries. But they can be boring, which is why we found one that is 100% unadulterated crazy fun.
Text by Bill Lindsey | May 8, 2018 | Luxury

When it comes to insane performance vehicles, the Dodge Hellcat is the most obvious choice. Every time you blip the throttle, a species becomes extinct, you need to have a monthly date at the tire store, the rear seat is too small, even for the world’s tiniest ballerina, and the trunk won’t hold two shoeboxes. So, while it clearly defines “awesome,” it is not even remotely practical. So the guys at Jeep decided to create an SUV that looks like Clark Kent but has superpowers. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk looks perfectly normal, until you see it take off from a red light. Powered by the Hellcat’s 707-hp V8, it does 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, despite brick-like aerodynamics. Take it to Homestead Speedway on Friday nights to do the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds, hitting 116 mph. Let’s see a Volvo do that. Despite the stammer-inducing performance, it is still an SUV, making it ideal for trips to the hardware store or picking up kids from soccer practice. Practical meets practically awesome;