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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Spied; 480-hp 6.4-Liter Hemi V8 Included


The folks at Jeep might not admit it yet, but they don't have to any more. That's right, an all-new SRT8 Jeep Grand Cherokee is on its way.

Recent spy photos show a version of the 2011 Grand Cherokee sporting a covered font fascia that is noticeably lower than the standard one. Plus, the big SUV has wider fenders, larger wheels and a lowered ride height.

As for what's under the hood, the new SRT8 model it tipped to get Chrysler's larger 6.4-liter Hemi V8, making 480-hp and 460 ft-lbs of torque Ė just like in the upcoming Challenger SRT8. Also set to be included is a new 8-speed automatic transmission.

Combined with much-improved luxury interiors, perhaps Jeep will make good on its promise to give the BMW X5 M a run for its money.

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Still gonna be ugly and boxy

Also that's a minimal power improvement considering the heavier weight...

So much for hardcore go fast junkies
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I was hoping for a bit more... Quite a bit more HP/TQ with the weight increases in suspenstion and transmision it will prob be the same ratio as now and there wont be many bolt ons for a couple years (from now)

I would love a special edition with new paint colors and weight reduction package like audi is doing. I can see gas milage being greatly improved but it better not lose its launch!!

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I can't believe all the criticism here. With the horrible economy the past few years its a miracle this new gen SRT8 is even seeing the light of day. I think its badass that the SRT8 brand is still going strong and coming out with new technology.

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I knew there was NO WAY Chrysler was going to squeeze 100 more horsepower out of the WK2 by just upping the displacement .3 Litres. At least, not without radically changing the cam, exhaust, and intake; not to mentioning throwing gas and soccer-mom drivability out the window.



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Bill we're going to need an updated version of that 8-speed gearbox that can handle 1500 horsepower. Got it?
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Bill we're going to need an updated version of that 8-speed gearbox that can handle 1500 horsepower. Got it?
Or how about adapting the 8-speed into our Gen1 SRT8's
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You cant look at it as only an increase of 60 peak hp. The VVT is going to increase low rpm response that much more. This 60hp gain will be accompanied by much more low rpm performance as well as with an 8-speed tranny. I am excited about this one and cant wait to pull the engine apart and check it out.
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How are you gonna get an 8-speed scheduled for 2013 into a 2011, or a 2012 for that matter? The plant for the ZF 8-speed isn't even online.

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