This thing hits 181 mph!

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

How Do You Make the World's Fastest Christmas Tree? Strap It on Top of a Hennessey-Tuned Jeep!
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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.

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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.

Jeep Trackhawk HPE1000 specifications
Engine V-8 plus 2.65-liter supercharger
Horsepower 1,012 HP
Torque 969 LB-FT
Top Speed 181 mph
0 to 60 mph 2.6 seconds
Quarter mile time 10.2 seconds
Quarter mile speed 133 mph
Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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