The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is inching closer to reality as new details are starting to emerge about the Hellcat-powered model.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is inching closer to reality as new details are starting to emerge about the Hellcat-powered model.

According to a source who spoke to Motor Authority, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is internally known as Project K and it has already been green-lighted for production.  The source went on to say the company is already testing prototypes and they feature the same supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine as the Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat.

The insider said the engine's output will remain at approximately 707 bhp (527 kW) and all-wheel drive wheel will continue to be standard.  However, it remains unclear if the torque will be limited as previous reports suggested the all-wheel drive system had problems coping with the Hellcat's 650 lb-ft (880 Nm) of torque.

Regardless of the final numbers, the source said the model will be insanely quick as it will accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds and have a top speed of approximately 200 mph (321.8 km/h).  To put those numbers into perspective, the range-topping Porsche Cayenne Turbo S runs from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds and tops out at 176 mph (283.2 km/h).

If everything pans out, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk should arrive as a 2017 model.

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