Thanks to Road and Track and YouTuber, Sinister Life, we can watch the 707-horsepower Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk shoot down the drag strip. They headed to Atco Dragway in New Jersey and decided to see what the factory-built Trackhawk could do up against a Hellcat-swapped previous generation Grand Cherokee SRT8
It should be noted that the swapped Grand Cherokee is still being tuned. They’re testing new engine calibrations and suspension settings in a Jeep with seriously turned up power and street tires. On the best run in the Trackhawk, it hit 11.899 at 114.64 mph. At the end of the day, the Trackhawk's drag strip performance is pretty impressive.
This week on PowerNation Katie welcomes Rodney Beasley, owner of Designer Street Rods and two of his builds. First is a 1937 Ford truck owned by Bill Bowen. In a 4 year build, Rodney’s team did a lot of rust repair, built a custom chassis, dropped in a 392 Ford Stroker making 430 horsepower and gave the pickup a very classy Oak wood bed floor. They sprayed it with a custom PPG metallic almost Green color with a custom leather interior by Paul Atkins.
The second is a 1957 Chevy Bel Air owned by his father Ray. Again the team did some rust repair, dropped in 350 LT-1 making 425 horsepower and gave it a cool paint treatment. It looks like Black, but it's Valspar’s “Deep Blue Black”. It too has a custom leather interior by Paul Atkins. Lots to take in this weekend including some great hands-on tech from our shops. See you this weekend PowerNation!