Jeep offering spectators a lift up Mt Panorama for Bathurst 1000

October 8, 2019

If you’re looking forward to attending the Bathurst 1000 this weekend but you’re not looking forward to walking your way up the mountain for the prime spectator position, Jeep Australia has the solution for you. It will be offering spectators chauffeur lifts up the mountain in its Grand Cherokee SRT and Trackhawk.

Yes, instead of walking up the mountain Jeep will be offering free lifts to spectators in the latest SRT or Trackhawk. Event-goers simply need to sign-up at the Jeep stand near the main entrance within the grounds, where there can also check out the SUVs in the metal including the recent S-Limited special edition. Rebecca Williams, director of marketing at Jeep Australia, said:

“We’re delighted to bring a whole new element to the Bathurst experience, allowing fans to experience peak performance across the entire weekend in Jeep’s ultimate SUV range.”

As a bonus, Jeep has also announced a special competition for fans with the opportunity to win a hot lap around the world famous circuit in a Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. This is currently the most powerful combustion-engined SUV on sale in Australia, featuring a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 ‘Hellcat’ engine that produces a colossal 522kW and 868Nm. Acceleration across 0-100km/h takes a claimed 3.7 seconds.

Just three hot laps will be up for grabs. To enter, simply head over to the special Jeep-Bathurst website here. You can also check out our track test review of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk here, which includes our 0-100km/h video.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.