Trail Rated. Jeep is known for these two words. Jeeps have been the go-to brand for people who want to get off the beaten path for decades. But now there's a Jeep that's trying to take on a different sort of path: the track.
The is a totally different sort of truck from Jeep. Not only is it the quickest and fastest Jeep ever, it's also the most powerful SUV ever built. That's thanks to the Hellcat's engine, a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 with 707 horsepower.
What that gets you is a Jeep with launch control. A Jeep that hits 60 in 3.3 seconds. A Jeep that can run the 1/4 mile in 11.6 seconds. And a Jeep that's supposed to be more at home hopping curbs than climbing rocks.
In order to see what the first track-oriented Jeep could really do, our resident Jeep fanatic Bob Sorokanich and editor-at-large Sam Smith took out a very Stormtrooper-esque example at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.