GiV­iNG JeEP CHeRO­KeE HelL(CAT)

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Dick Cepek off-road lights, a 360de­gree spot­light, a grille guard, di­a­mond-plate bumpers, GC Pack­age over­sized off-road wheels and tires, and an ex­ter­nal PA sys­tem with three sirens, and a 12,000-pound winch.

The area over the rear driver’s side fender bears white let­ter­ing stat­ing “Elim­i­na­tor.”

Held in stor­age fol­low­ing Shakur’s tragic death, the Jeep CEO Mike Manley con­firmed at the Detroit auto show that a Jeep Grand Chero­kee with a ver­sion of the 707-horse­power Hell­cat en­gine would be on the mar­ket by the end of 2017.

“Not only can I put a Hell­cat mo­tor in a (Jeep) Grand Chero­kee, I’m go­ing to bring that to mar­ket by the end of 2017 – just for you,” he jok­ingly told jour­nal­ist Brian Makse on cam­era. Hum­mer was won in a 2003 raf­fle or­ga­nized by BET in the "Pic­ture Me Rollin’’ sweep­stakes, and then later pur­chased back in 2007 by Havenotz En­ter­tain­ment own­ers Sar­dar ‘Candy­man 187’ Khan and Yaas­myn Fula, the lat­ter be­ing the mother of fel­low rap­per Yaki ‘Prince’ Kadafi, a ‘god­brother’ of Shakur who lost his own life just two months af­ter that of his friend and fel­low Out­lawz rap­per.

Manley made the com­ment to Makse dur­ing a video in­ter­view at the show for his YouTube chan­nel. Jeep hasn’t of­fi­cially con­firmed that it will come, or when, or whether it will even be dubbed a Hell­cat model, as the name Track­hawk has also been spec­u­lated in var­i­ous on­line re­ports.

That 707 hp fig­ure quite eas­ily trumps the al­ready for­mi­da­ble 485 hp SRT Grand Chero­kee as the most pow­er­ful Jeep ever. Depend­ing on fi­nal out­put and ac­cel­er­a­tion fig­ures, it will likely chal­lenge the Bent­ley Ben­tayga and the Tesla Model X by the time it ar­rives for the ti­tles of most pow­er­ful and fastest SUVs on the planet.

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