The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is no stranger to drag races. Despite being an SUV, the Hellcat-powered Jeep packs scorching output numbers, making it an ambassador of speed for the high-riding segment.
Do you know what else is a favourite on the drag strip? Teslas, and we're pretty sure you've seen at least a single Tesla versus the world drag race here in Motor1.
With that said, Edmunds put a Jeep Trackhawk against a Tesla and while you might expect the flagship S to face the high-octane SUV, it's actually the Model Y that represented Tesla on this drag race.
Gallery: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: First Drive
We've seen this matchup before, albeit, the Model Y was accompanied by the Model X against the Trackhawk. This time, it's a solo performance for the Y. But how similar or different are these two cars on paper? Let's drop the numbers here before you watch the video embedded on top.
As mentioned, the Jeep Trackhawk is powered by a 6.2-litre supercharged Hellcat V8 mill that produces up to 707 bhp (527 kilowatts) and 645 pound-feet (875 Newton-metres) of torque. Being an SUV, and a huge one at that, comes with a trade-off – the Trackhawk tips the scales at 2,444 kilograms (5,387 pounds).
On the other hand, the Tesla Model Y in its Performance trim has an estimated power output of 450 to 500 bhp (373 kW) and 470 to 500 lb-ft (678 Nm) of twist. Despite the output disadvantage, the Model Y has something up its sleeve against the Trackhawk: its weight. The Model Y is substantially lighter than the Trackhawk by almost 450 kg (1,000 lbs).
Will the weight discrepancy give the Tesla an advantage on this drag race duel? Watch the video on top. Just don't hesitate to skip through the several chit-chats, though.