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Dodge Charger "R/T Surprise" Drag Races Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, USA Wins

When a Dodge Charger R/T lines up next to a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, you might suspect that something about their drag strip adventure is special, since the supercharged SUV can easily leave the "entry-level" muscle sedan behind. So, let's take a bit of time to zoom in on the Trackhawk vs. R/T shenanigan we have here, shall we?
Dodge Charger "R/T Surprise" Drag Races Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4 photos
Dodge Charger "R/T Surprise" Drag Races Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackhawkDodge Charger "R/T Surprise" Drag Races Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackhawkDodge Charger "R/T Surprise" Drag Races Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
In factory form, the naturally aspirated 5.7-liter HEMI of the Dodge allows the four-door to deliver low-13s quarter-mile runs. And the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI animating the AWD monster means the high-rider can complete the said task in the high-11s range.

Nevertheless, the secret of this battle relies on the fact that both slabs of America have been taken to the gym. For instance, the Jeep has been gifted with respectable mods - while the custom goodies fitted to the Grand Cherokee aren't mentioned in the video documenting the brawl, the 1/4-mile time of the SUV speaks for itself.

As for the Charger, which we've nicknamed "R/T Surprise" for obvious reasons, its V8 now sits extremely far from the standard configuration. You see, the motor features a 392 stroker kit (who needs a factory 392?), while it sports a 2.9-liter supercharger supplied by Whipple, along with long tube headers, a full catback exhaust and a host of other mods mentioned in the clip - for one, the rear suspension has also been reworked, all with the aim of putting that boosted muscle to the ground.

Of course, there are a lot of questions here: is this stroker and supercharged Dodge Charger R/T quicker than a Hellcat? How does it stack up against the Jeep, which obviously bets on the AWD launch for such a race? Well, the "play" button below will answer all of these and then some.

PS: The aural delights delivered by this drag race are on the house.

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