In the department of historical irony: In 1941, the original military Jeep joined the U.S. Army propelled by the “Go Devil” engine. A 2.2-liter flathead four-cylinder, the Go Devil was rated for 60 horsepower at 4000 rpm and 105 pound-feet of torque at 2000. Allied with a three-speed manual transmission and part-time four-wheel drive, the wartime Jeep was capable of 65 mph max. More important, its durability became legendary, as did its versatility.
Fast forward to 2017: Jeep has renewed its fire-and-brimstone connection with a Grand Cherokee propelled by the formidable Hellcat V8. To understate the case, the $86,995 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s Hellcat brings a bit more to the game than the 1941 Go Devil.