Derrick Lancaster, another driver to win at Kingsport this past season, finished 21st. Of course, every drag race has an aural side and this is an area where the winner of the drag strip stunt we're looking at clear. Both deliver a punch off the line and an ear-pleasing rumble that makes the unrelenting surge of acceleration infinitely enjoyable. All in all, I'm incredibly impressed with the Trackhawk's drag strip performance. Even on a perfect drag strip and with perfect conditions, you can end up pretty far from the claims. About the author Erik Shilling.
Spoiler alert, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT blows the hot rod out of the water.
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Of course, most of the credit for that capability goes to the gobs and gobs of better-than-everyone-else power that make lightning-fast movement possible. The Trackhawk's launch system has you left-foot brake and floor the accelerator, spinning up the supercharger to build boost and sounding for all the world like a serious drag car with a two-step launch system, but on my first few runs I didn't use it. Regardless, the Trackhawk is an absolute hoot at the drag strip—just like we expected it would be. Oh, and here's the lifted sprinter duking it out with a Dodge Challenger Hellcat - this is quite an interesting velocity comparo: while the two share the hp motor, the Dodge comes with a scale footprint advantage, but the Jeep plays the all-wheel-drive card for the launch. On my final run on the video, lined up against an orange BMW, I screwed up the launch control. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below.
And that's because we're talking about a quarter-mile battle involving a pair of SUVs that can run with supercars. There are many combinations one would expect to meet at the drag strip. This video, from DragTimes shows that acceleration hard at work. On every run filmed by Sinister Life, the driver gets off the power early on, not wanting to beat on a truck that was just recently put together. As for the S, the Brit also battled the C7-generation Corvette ZR1, albeit with the race having taken place on the street. That brute will do mph in 3. Jeep engineers say rpm is the sweet spot for launch control, and I believe it.
Has the Macca fought the Dodge Demon? We usually compete in vintage nationals and Run What Ya Brung events. However, the specs on paper are one thing while real life usually delivers drastically different results. However, the SUV also comes with all-wheel drive which is a much needed improvement over the RWD Challenger and Charger models which would send the power to the rear axle alone. High-performance Brembo brake systems not only provide superb stopping power, but added confidence in a variety of conditions.
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