Published on 08 Apr 2012 by Adriano
The beautiful Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is finally coming to Europe. This sporty variant of the popular Grand Cherokee (SRT stands for Street Racing Technology) is powered by an impressive 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine credited with an output of with an output of 465 hp and 630 Nm (465 lb-ft) of peak torque. Performance figures are also quite impressing: the car sprints from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.8 seconds, and reaches a top speed of more than 250 km/h (155 mph). In terms of output the SRT8 boasts an improvement of 50 hp and 61 Nm torque over the 6.1-litre HEMI V-8 it is about to replace, thus it is the most high-performance Jeep vehicle ever produced.
The exterior of the SRT8 is characterized by a lowered (by 3 cm) and more aggressive profile. LED multi-function daytime running lamps amplify the look of the high performance Jeep, while a hood mounted dual black heat extractors provide for a better engine cooling. At the rear, we have a new lift-gate spoiler, air diffuser and a dual-sport exhaust system featuring 10 cm exhaust tail pipes. The model also uses an advanced new active damping suspension, which is managed by the new Selec-Trac system to optimize road handling.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s refined interior uses carbon fibre accent inserts, paddle-shift gear controls, Electronic Vehicle Information Centre (EVIC), a new SRT-styled Nappa leather and suede seats and the Uconnect satellite navigation system, . Obviously, all sorts of safety and security features are also part of the SRT8 package. Other highlights include 20″ forged aluminum wheels, blind-spot monitoring with Rear Cross-path detection, high-performance vented Brembo brakes, dual-pane sunroof and an on-demand four-wheel drive transfer system.
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