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It Takes a 1080-HP Jeep Trackhawk to Go Toe-to-Toe With Travis Pastrana’s Gymkhana STI

Travis Pastrana’s one-off WRX STI wasn’t built for straight-line speed. It was built for Gymkhana stunts. But because the car is packing an 826-horsepower engine sending power to all four wheels through a short-ratio gearbox, it can do a hell of a launch and accelerate at blinding speeds. What we’re saying is, it’s tough to catch it in a straight line. Not even Rob Dahm’s 1000-horsepower three-rotor RX-7 drag car could keep up.

The only car Hoonigan has been able to find so far that can go head-to-head against Pastrana’s STI in a straight-up drag is this Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Modified by Peitz Performance of Cypress, Texas, it makes 1080 horsepower to the wheels (way up from the factory 707 at the crank) thanks to new pistons, rods, cams, ported heads, a bigger throttle body, and a strengthened transmission. It’s currently the quickest Trackhawk on the planet, able to run the quarter-mile in 9.43 seconds at 147 mph, despite weighing 5500 pounds. For the full story and video, check out this article from Road & Track.

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