Thursday, June 18, 2015

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk HELLCAT #707hp ???

It seems that FCA is preparing a Hellcat 707HP supercharged Hemi V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee for production. Rumors are that the Jeep will be called the Trackhawk, it is expected to retain 4 wheel drive and should scoot from 0-60 MPH in less than 3 seconds. 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

According to this, the fastest 0-60 mph is the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S which takes 3.8 seconds to do the deed. The current 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT takes 4.8 seconds with it's 470 hp. Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

The mighty McLaren F1 took 3.1 seconds to get to pace and cleared the 1/4 mile in 11.1 seconds. F1 XP4

Shall the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk HELLCAT get produced, we will have a beast on our hands.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

2016 Ferrari Dino?

It has been hinted by Ferrari that and new Dino is in the works. The original vehicle known as the Dino 206 GT ( 1968 - 69 ) and then 246 GT (1969-1974 ), was named after Enzo Ferrari's deceased son and did not while it was made by Ferrari, it did not carry the Ferrari name. It was powered by a 2.0 and then a 2.4 V6.
 Paris - Bonhams 2013 - Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta - 1973 - 001.jpgDino 246 GT

A later and some would say less attractive Dino 308 GT4 with a 3.0 V8 was produced from 1973-1976 and then branded as a Ferrari from 1976 - 1980.

Dino GT4 p1.jpgFerrari Dino 308 GT4 2+2
New Dino???
 Ferrari hints at new Dino; could feature mid-engine twin-turbo V6 setupRendering by Fredrick Tjellesen
It is expected that the new Dino, will be powered by a 500hp twin turbo V6 and will run from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds.

Will the new vehicle, if made, be known simply at the Dino, or will it be the Ferrari Dino? Time will tell, but if it looks anything like the rendering above, we say make it.