How Do You Make the World’s Fastest Christmas Tree? Strap It on Top of a Hennessey-Tuned Jeep!
This thing hits 181 mph!by Ciprian Florea, on
Some years ago Cadillac tied a Christmas tree to the roof of a CTS-V Wagon to perform a holiday burnout. Six years later, Hennessey Performance tied a tree to a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to give us the world’s fastest Christmas tree. Sort of.
If you haven’t seen a Christmas tree run at 181 mph, this is the video you need to watch.
Hauling a Christmas tree in style
This is more than just a Christmas commercial.
It’s a five-minute video that shows Hennessey hauling a Christmas tree atop the Jeep Trackhawk HPE1000 and explaining why their upgrade for the SUV is so great.
If you’re not familiar with the HPE1000 package, it adds a 2.65-liter supercharger to the SUV’s V-8 engine. It also includes stainless steel tube headers, a throttle body upgrade, high-performance fuel injectors, catalytic converters, and bypass valve, as well as a specific HPE calibration. All these features increase output to an incredible 1,012 horsepower and 969 pound-feet of torque.
Not only this output enables the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to hit a top speed of 181 mph, but it also pushes it from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.6 seconds. That’s as quick as most supercars available on the market right now. It can also run the quarter mile in only 10.2 seconds at 133 mph.
|Engine||V-8 plus 2.65-liter supercharger|
|Top Speed||181 mph|
|0 to 60 mph||2.6 seconds|
|Quarter mile time||10.2 seconds|
|Quarter mile speed||133 mph|