[VIDEO] Hennessey Jeep Trackhawk HPE1000 Seeks Redemption Against The C8 Corvette


[VIDEO] Hennessey Jeep Trackhawk HPE1000 Seeks Redemption Against C8 Corvette

We told you a few weeks ago about a challenge between the new mid-engine Corvette and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.

Both vehicles feature 6.2-liter engines, but the Trackhawk’s is supercharged and makes 707 horsepower, compared to the 495 horses provided by the stock 2020 Corvette.

In an attempt to get a baseline for the potency of an upgraded Trackhawk, the folks at Hennessey Performance pitted the two vehicles against one another.

Despite giving up 212 horsepower, the Corvette – basically stock other than a custom Hennessey exhaust – was able to emerge as the winner.

Fast forward to early September, however, and the same two vehicles are facing off again. This time, however, the Trackhawk has been modified with Hennessey’s HPE1000 kit that gives the Jeep more than double the horsepower of the Corvette!

As you might expect, the C8 finally meets its match this time and isn’t able to retain its crown.

“I’m in an SUV that can hold five people and has a trunk,” boasts the Trackhawk driver, “and I just beat a mid-engine two-door sports car! That is pretty wicked.”

It might be nice to have both these vehicles in your garage, but we’ll refrain from ultimate judgment until we hopefully get a chance to see just how the upcoming Z06 Corvette does against the same vehicle, though.

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  1. I like Hennessey’s work, and yes it is a Hemi with a blower displacement that is close to the size of the stock engine. Track Hawk would keep me from letting a Soccer Mom driving one take my kid to a game! As a former A4 Audi Quattro owner I know you don’t need over 700 hp to walk a Detroit V8 and make the driver turn at the next available corner to get away from you! Hennessey Loves the Shock of building Sleeper Cars enthusiasts would have to have! Why drive stock when you can drive this?

  2. The Jeep is a “one trick pony” So its got twice the horsepower and can beat the C8 in the 1/4 mile. How about if we keep it in the throttle and have several miles to run? At some point,
    pushing that “barn” through the air, the drag is going to take over, and its not going to go any faster. Then after that, lets take it on a winding road course, and see how long they can keep the Jeep on the road, without flipping it So the Jeep has 1000 horsepower…do you really want to drive something your grandparents would own> Plus nobody goes to Heaven in a 4-door vehicle.


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