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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Tipped for New York Auto Show Debut


With the debut of the all new Dodge Charger SRT8 at the Chicago Auto Show this week, rumors are already starting to swirl about the next high-powered model to come from the Chrysler group. And the reports point to a new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

No solid details are available, but it's certain to get the new 6.4-liter V8 from the Charger with a solid 465-hp and 465 lb-ft of torque delivering a mid 4.0 second 0-60 mph time. Along with some more aggressive bodywork and a custom interior, also look for a lowered suspension (possibly an adaptive setup), as well as some big wheels, tires and massive brakes.

With the new Durango R/T model having just been unveiled and priced at $35,000 expect the SRT8-Jeep to easily clear the $40,000 mark.

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What happened to the extra 5hp??? I want my 5hp back!!
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The hp ratings on these cars are almost laughable. Why say there is a difference with each model. The engine dyno has showed that the base motor is capable of putting out up to 517hp in stock form.
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Actually... 530hp. That information and video was hidden quite fast by the SRT people though.
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Its a little sad that with the Camara ZL1 (550hp), Mustang GT500 (540hp), CTS-V (556hp),X5m (550hp), Cayenne Turbo (500 hp) and even Hyundai is stepping up their HP game with the Hyundai Genesis R spec (429hp). This brand new redesign should have been targeting 550HP, so it would stand up to some time before even lesser cars have more HP than an SRT8.
Can you believe a 4 door Hyundai has more HP than the WK SRT8? Uhg!

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But the only thing you listed there in the same category is the Cayenne Turbo, and it is at least twice the amount of money the SRT8 is. There is some hidden HP in that motor. Judging by dyno numbers these motors are putting out anywhere from 495-515hp. The original chassis dyno of that motor was around 530...can't remember the exact but it was just a bit over.
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The point is SRT is releasing the engine across the line like last time. The entire line is comparable to one or more of those listed above.
And even in 2010 when I bought my GCSRT8, we had the faster vehicle out of all of those listed above. It didnt matter what category it was. If it lined up next to us...We were faster. Now with the brand new release of this engine in the line up, it's already behind those listed above.
Don't get me wrong. I love the new GC...and I anticipate me owning the new version in 2014 as a 2015 model. Just like last time, 3 years in, they addressed some main issues. With the 8 speed coming out in 2013, waiting 2 more years I feel will be the smartest choice as it gives them the couple years to address any of those gremlins that show up.
Hopefully, they come out with a special Supercharged edition to bring the crank power up to 575 to compete with the cars that will be out there. As I've been told 1000 times before though, they say a factory S/C won't be an option and never will be.
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Lol you guys are so spoiled with these jeeps...wanting the jeeps to be on top every time. Man I will just be happy to have a top notch truck priced much lower than the competion. Just to have one would be a honor. I understand you want a power upgrade from the last model but other things matter. I'm more excited to see the evolution of this beast!
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i heard yesturday from an owner of a jeep dealership the sry8 jeep will no longer be out the new durango is taking its place with the 6.4 hemi summer of 2012...
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a lot of my family back in Detroit that work at the plant have said that a Durango SRT8 version...well a Durango with the 6.4 motor in it is being tested, but the Jeep is still coming out for sure
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