John Hennessey returns to introduce another overpowered vehicle for our enjoyment, and this time, it is the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. In a new video, the founder and CEO of Hennessey Performance (HPE) gives us some insight into the big SUV, before taking it for a sprint to 282 km/h (175 mph).

As a recap, the Trackhawk has a curb weight of about 2.4 tonnes, but it will still sprint from a standstill to 96 km/h in just 3.5 seconds, and complete the quarter mile (400 metres) in 11.6 seconds.

This is thanks to the 6.2 litre supercharged V8 lifted from the Dodge’s SRT Hellcat models, which serves up 707 hp and 875 Nm of torque. The SUV will hit a top speed of 290 km/h, so Hennessey’s run in the video certainly isn’t far off.

For those who still aren’t impressed by the Trackhawk’s figures, the Houston-based tuning company offers an upgrade package that cranks up the silliness. With its HPE1000 Supercharged Upgrade kit, the Hemi motor makes an estimated 1,027 hp and 1,314 Nm of torque, which helps bring down the century sprint time to a claimed 2.8 seconds while the quarter mile is done in 10.5 seconds.

The package includes a more powerful supercharger producing 14 psi of boost, new fuel injectors, a dedicated engine management system, and many other tweaks. The car’s chassis also gets uprated, and the vehicle will need to undergo up to 322 km of road testing to make sure everything’s in order. The vehicle also gets plenty of dedicated badging and plaques to mark it out from a regular Trackhawk.

Unfortunately, a Trackhawk fitted with the HPE1000 Supercharged Upgrade kit isn’t shown in the video, so we’ll have to wait for Hennessey to hopefully prepare any video of one in action.

GALLERY: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk