Many things make no sense. For example, a truth-averse, comb-over enthusiast in the White House, YouTube comments, and Pokémon GO. Apply logic and their reason for being collapses, yet they exist. In fact, they provide amusement and satisfaction for people all over the world.

Which is where the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk blasts into the frame. No one needs a 700-horsepower SUV. No one asked for a 700-horsepower SUV (well, some lunatic who works at Jeep did). But here it is, a mad muscle car/SUV mash-up powered by a 6.2-litre supercharged Hemi V8, borrowed from the Dodge Hellcat twins.

CarsGuide was invited to a track-only session to experience its monumental thrust and surprisingly polished dynamic performance.