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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Sets SUV Speed Record on Ice of Lake Baikal

Credit: AutoMotions
Published on May 3, 2019 - Duration: 01:00s

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Sets SUV Speed Record on Ice of Lake Baikal

As the saying goes, records are meant to be broken.

That’s exactly what Jeep had in mind when it shipped its Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to southern Siberia in order to attend the annual Speed Days of the Baikal Ice Motor Sports Festival.

Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world and at the same time the largest freshwater lake by volume was the perfect venue for the 707-horsepower monster to stretch its legs thanks to a total length of the course of 12 kilometers (7.45 miles).

To achieve the record-breaking attempt, Jeep says “unnecessary items were removed” from the vehicle to shave off weight, while the fuel level was just enough to complete the high-speed run.

Speaking of speed, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk averaged an impressive speed of 257 kph (160 mph) over 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) with a rolling start and averaged in excess of 100 kph (62 mph) from a standing start.

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