Do You Think Jeep’s Trackhawk Can Beat The Model X On The Drag Strip?

Not that long ago, the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 powering the Hellcat versions of Dodge’s Charger and Challenger was the talk of the town.

Don’t get us wrong, those cars are still extremely fast – and so is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk that’s using those 707 HP even more efficiently than its smaller siblings by channeling them to all four wheels. Yet, this is 2018, and things have moved on a bit.

We got a taste of that earlier this year, when a Trackhawk lined up next to a McLaren 570S and challenged it to a straight line drag race. Safe to say, it didn’t end well for the family hauler, despite it getting a really good start off the line.

Anyway, you know who else is really good at getting off the line wickedly fast? Anything with a Tesla badge on it. And in the world of SUVs, they don’t get much faster than the Model X P100D flagship.

So while the Trackhawk is able to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in as little as 3.5 seconds and do the 1/4 mile in 11.6 seconds at 116 mph (186 km/h), according to Jeep, those numbers fall a bit short of what multiple Tesla Model X owners have managed to achieve on the drag strip. Which begs the question how they perform When pitted against each other on the strip – which you’ll have to watch the following video to find out.

  • brn

    I professional writer should understand the use of the term “begs the question”.

  • Another Tesla drag race video?

    • Bash

      Exactly!, i would still take that trackhawk!

    • LWOAP

      Yep. We get enough of them already.


    Tesla drag strip videos are overrated.

  • Six_Tymes

    I personally don’t like heavy vehicles, both are way too heavy.

    • LWOAP

      Jaguar I Pace is coming soon, BMW, will have an EV version of their X3, Audi has that E tron concept they are working on, Ford has the Mach 1 EV they are making and Nio has the ES8. Until all of those are in production and out on the roads, we’ll have to wait.

  • salamOOn

    “Do You Think Jeep’s Trackhawk Can Beat The Model X On The Drag Strip?”

    who cares? (except tesla fanboys) nobody. please stop with this.

  • Craig

    I say bullshit. The Tesla isn’t THAT much quicker. Did they use regular gas in the Trackhawk? It’s noticeably quicker than a Challenger Hellcat.

    • serge charles

      Yes, it is, burning dinosaurs to go from point A to B is cool but its really efficient. Its like trying to protect yourself from tyranny with a rifle vs voting in local elections and being aware of the global socioeconomic climate. but it sure is fun, yahooooooooooooo

  • Eagle By Singer

    Yet another drag race featuring a Tesla…yawn…

  • Frank Yoster

    id still take the trackhawk. its just too beauty.


    Thanks. I also forgot one, the Hyundai Kona electric which has 292 miles of range.

  • EyalN

    with the price difference between them you can buy 2 more cars.
    and still the tesla owner can’t drive home with his car after this race

  • brn

    Unlike many here, I really like Tesla and what they’ve done to the industry. However…

    For a drag race, the Tesla needs at least 30 minutes battery calibration. If you take that into account, which is really quicker?

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