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Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee spied, V12 Aston Martin hypercar | Autoblog Minute

Aston Martin's new hypercar takes aim at the Ferrari LaFerrari and the Porsche 918, and we got a peek at the latest spy shots of a Hellcat powered Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Senior Editor Greg Migliore reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.
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[00:00:00] Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing are teaming up for a hypercar. This week we got our first look at it, as you can see, this is an amazing looking car. It's going to be known as the AM-RB 001. That's the codename, we expect another name for production, perhaps. Now here's the basics: It will have a naturally aspirated V12 that will be mounted in the middle of the car. Red Bull is developing the suspension and the gearbox, so look for a heavy dose of F1 technology.

[00:00:30] The car will arrive in 2018, it will have two seats, and make extensive use of carbon fiber. Aston will build this speed demon at the same factory in England where the One-77 was assembled. Aston will make between 99 and 150 versions of this car, plus 25 models that will be exclusively for the track.

This week we got another look at the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. This is perhaps the most anticipated Jeep

[00:01:00] that we've heard of in years. That's because it's going to pack the Hellcat engine. That's a 6.2L supercharged V8 engine. This is used in the other Hellcats, the Challenger and the Charger. Now as you can see we expect this Trackhawk version will look pretty similar to the SRT Grand Cherokee. There will be some changes, if you look at these spy shots you can see larger air-intakes. That makes sense this thing has a larger engine. There's also LED fog lights integrated into the lower air ducts.

[00:01:30] The Hemi Hellcat V8 is rated at 707HP in the Charger and the Challenger Hellcats. We don't know how much horsepower it will make in the Jeep, but we do expect that a Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will run 4WD.

For Autoblog I'm Greg Migliore.

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