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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