Matt Robinson profile picture Matt Robinson 2 years ago 54
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Is No Match For A Tesla Model X

The Hellcat-engined Trackhawk may be fast in a straight line, but the Model X P100D is faster still...

Remind me later

Here it is, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk drag race you’ve all been waiting for. Yep, Jeep’s Hellcat-engined brute can be seen in this DragTimes video going head-to-head with a Tesla Model X P100D. In four races, no less.

Each of them plays out pretty much as you’d expect - the vehicles aren’t far off each other in terms of weight, but the Model X has the edge when it comes to power. Factor in the instant torque delivery of electric motors, and the Tesla is able to easily beat the Jeep in each of the four races. In fact, according to DragTimes, the quickest run of 11.2 seconds at 118mph crowns the Model X as the world’s fastest production SUV.

But with a best time of 11.9 seconds at 113mph, the Cherokee is still incredibly fast considering the kind of car it is. And in any case, we’d happily sacrifice a little straight-line speed for that supercharged V8 noise…