Hoonigan’s YouTube channel featured an epic showdown between a modified Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo and a tuned Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Both vehicles pack over 1,000 horsepower thanks to giant turbocharger(s) and epic tuning. Who knows who could finish… or blow up first!
The Huracán Evo boasts a lighter weight and nearly 200 horsepower more than the Jeep but the tuned Grand Cherokee SRT8 offers the advantage of four-wheel drive for improved traction. Ultimately, the Jeep wins only one round on ‘technical knock out’ but its overwhelming weight of almost 5,000 lbs against the Huracán 3,400 lbs will prove insurmountable. Leaving the Super Trofeo Evo victorious in two out of three drag races. Still, good fun to watch!
Race One: A Surprising Victory for the Jeep
As the first race commenced, the Jeep jumped the start but managed to maintain a lead, leaving the Lamborghini trailing closely behind. Ultimately, the Jeep emerged victorious, crossing the finish line with a two-car-length advantage.
The driver’s response plays a critical role in successfully launching a car. Despite its lighter weight and greater power, the Huracan Evo couldn’t outpace the heavier Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 in Race 1.
Race Two: Lamborghini Strikes Back
With the second race underway, the Lamborghini seized an advantage at the start, launching ahead of the Grand Cherokee SRT8. Despite the Jeep’s efforts to catch up, the Lamborghini maintained its lead, crossing the finish line with a comfortable margin, leaving the competition in its rearview mirror.
Race Three: A Fierce Finale
In the third and final race, the Jeep demonstrated an impressive start, quickly establishing a significant lead. However, the Lamborghini’s lightweight build played a pivotal role as it gradually closed the gap, showcasing its superior agility and speed. In a thrilling display of power and precision, the Italian supercar surged forward, overtaking the Jeep just before the finish line, ultimately securing victory by a single car length.
2018 Lamborghini Huracán EVO: 1200 Horsepower and RWD
The Huracan Super Trofeo EVO utilizes the same 5.2-liter V10 engine in the race. However, it has been upgraded with a bolt-on twin-turbo system and a flex fuel kit provided by Sheepy Race (this Flex Fuel Kit enables the vehicle to operate using a combination of gasoline and ethanol-based fuels, like E85 consisting of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline). Although the chassis of the Huracan accumulated nearly 60,000 miles and is considered old, the engine used in this car is brand new. The owner asserts that the vehicle produces 1,200 horsepower at the wheels (and 1,700 horsepower when pushed to the limit).
For Lamborghini enthusiasts, it is worth noting that this Huracan Super Trofeo Evo also features a body kit that combines both factory and aftermarket components. While most visible parts are sourced from Lamborghini’s factory, other aftermarket additions are incorporated into the vehicle’s design (because Lambo components are too expensive).
The 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: Weight Gain Overshadows Horsepower
The heavily modified first-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 also undergone an extensive rebuild process and now boasts a powerful turbo kit. The stock 6.1-liter V8 was kept intact but featured an additional turbocharger. The owner does not provide the specifics of the turbochargers, but it is mentioned that this setup generates an estimated 1000 horsepower. The power is transferred to all four wheels through a new Mercedes-sourced transmission. To give you a point of reference, the stock version of the first-generation Grand Cherokee SRT8 originally featured a 6.1-liter HEMI V8 engine capable of producing approximately 425 horsepower. This formidable power is efficiently distributed to the four wheels via a five-speed automatic transmission.
The SUV is also outfitted with a single driver seat to reduce unnecessary weight. Despite this weight-saving modification, the vehicle still maintains a hefty weight of around 5,000 lbs (almost 1,600 pounds heavier than its rival in the drag race). Additionally, the 17-inch rims are fitted with M&H drag race master radial tires for better grip.