Matt Robinson profile picture Matt Robinson 3 months ago 19
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Watch A Jeep Trackhawk Take On An 800bhp Escalade In This Very Practical Drag Race

Jeep's near-700bhp Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can be seen racing against Hennessey's HPE800 Cadillac Escalade

Remind me later

The small world of Muscle SUVs is a curious niche, isn’t it? Starting with something heavy and tall and giving it a hilarious amount of power is a brilliantly daft idea we’re totally on board with, and there’s arguably no sillier hot SUV than the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.

Its 6.2-litre, Dodge Hellcat-shared supercharged V8 develops a whopping 697bhp, helping it charge from 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds. So, wouldn’t it be fun to race it against something bigger and even more powerful?

Enter stage left, Hennessey’s Cadillac Escalade HPE800. Thanks to a 2.9-litre supercharger, upgraded internals and much more besides, this Caddy - which we recently saw beat a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE - now makes 805bhp.

That’s over 100bhp more than the Jeep, but the Escalade is also quite a bit heavier, setting up a close drag race. Place your bets, then press play…