Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Races the Tesla Model X in Britain

Jeep was only too glad to promote the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk as the quickest SUVs in the world in the press releases that marked its introduction to the UK market. But we always knew that wasn't true since the Tesla Model X proved faster in the ever-popular American drag races.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Races the Tesla Model X in Britain 1 photo
Photo: YouTube screenshot/Carwow
However, could the British combo of bad traction and cold weather give the Trackhawk the edge it needed to take down the mighty Tesla? At the beginning of the race, CarWow made it seem that way by highlighting the fact that a P100D won't go into the Ludicrous mode when the battery is cold. Meanwhile, the supercharged engine of the Jeep is supposed to work even better under these conditions because cold air is denser.

But that's only in theory. Reality kicks in while both cars are staring down a long track. Oh, and there's also a Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S to show the difference in performance between these two and a 510 horsepower SUV. Mind the gap!

What gap? Well, the Trackhawk is rated at 710 horsepower from its 6.2-liter V8 while running on UK fuel. And in theory, the twin electric motors of the Model X make about 780 HP, depending on who you ask. These performance EVs are impossible to measure, but once you see the race, you'll become a believer, especially when you know the Jeep is about 170 lbs lighter.

The end of the quarter-mile drag race seems pretty close, with only a tenth of a second separating the two hero cars. However, this is mainly due to the higher top speed of the Jeep. Also, in a previous drag race against the Lamborghini Urus as well as the new G63 AMG, the Model X was even faster.

Don't bother expecting a different outcome from the rolling race, because the EV has instant responses.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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