The most powerful, technologically advanced, high-performance Jeep ever — the all-new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 — combines Jeep’s legendary capability and utility, merged with performance engineering from Chrysler’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team.
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 runs from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, 0-100-0 mph in the mid-16 second range, can cover the quarter mile in the mid-13 second range, has a top speed of 155 mph, and brakes from 60-0 mph in 116 feet.
Powering the Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the all-new 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology that delivers an estimated 465 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque.
With the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8, engineers have made the best handling Jeep vehicle ever — capable of .90 g on the skid pad. It features a new SRT-tuned, adaptive damping suspension managed by the new Jeep Selec-Track system that interacts with several different systems.
The performance-tuned, fully-hydraulic steering system is improved with a new, heavy-duty pump and pump cooler. Revised gearing gives drivers more direct feel and on-center response. New split 5-spoke, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels ride on Pirelli PZero run-flat tires. Rounding out the capability of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a trailer tow rating of 5,000 pounds.
The functional performance exterior of the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 features the planted look of a high-performance sports car by being lowered 1 inch and adding new, SRT-exclusive, body-color wheel flares and side sill cladding.
Base model estimated mpg: 12/18
Estimated starting price: TBA
Compiled by Motor Matters