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New York Auto Show – 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Today at the 2011 NY Auto Show, Jeep unveiled the SRT8 version of its Grand Cherokee model. It features a very aggressive look, with a new front fascia, a ventilated bonnet and a body-color grille. Other additions include a dual exhaust system, LED daytime running lights, and sits on 20-inch forged aluminum rims, wrapped around in Pirelli PZero run-flat tires. Inside the cabin, we find Nappa leather/suede sport seats, faux carbon fiber trim and a flat-bottom steering wheel.

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Under that new hood there is a V8 6.4-liter HEMI that churns out about 465 hp (471 PS / 347 kW) and 465 lb.-ft (630 Nm) of torque. With this power unit, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 does the 0-60 mph sprint in 4.8 seconds, before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Jeep has also fitted the SUV with a brand new adaptive damping suspension, Brembo braking system and a limited slip differential.

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

No information about the price list, but we do know that it will hit the U.S. dealerships this summer.

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Source: Jeep via WCF

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Spied

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

I’ve always considered the Grand Cherokee as the best SUV out there although I don’t like big cars that much. The guys over at AutoBlog posted a couple of photos of the SRT8 version which should be out in the following months.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Rumors say that the SRT8 version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee will have a 6.4-liter HEMI engine under the hood that will develop about 470 hp. The bad thing is that the power unit will most likely be mated to a 5-speed automatic gearbox. However, this transmission will be the first SRT-branded product with paddle-shifter. The SRT8 version will stop efficiently thanks to those massive 14-inch Brembo disc brakes.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Source: AutoBlog

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