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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Revealed



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Jeep‘s previous generation Grand Cherokee spawned an on-road performance version from the Chrysler Group’s SRT division and ever since the new GC’s debut the same has been expected of the latest and greatest Jeep – especially since the reveal of the Charger SRT8 and it’s new 6.4-liter V8 engine.

Delivering a successor, Jeep has just officially announced a new Grand Cherokee SRT8 for the 2012 model year, sporting that massive V8 powerplant and 465-hp. Paired with a the brand’s AWD setup (which includes a traction control system for Auto, Sport, Track, Tow and Snow) it sprints to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. There are paddle shifters to help you stay in control of all that power, plus a high-tech stability control system can distribute 100 percent of the engine’s torque to just one wheel.

Riding on 20-inch wheels there’s the requisite bad-boy bodywork, while handling is further improved with an adaptive suspension. And to slow the behemoth down is a set of massive Brembo brakes.

Inside, upgrades include some more luxurious touches with leather and suede as well as faux carbon fiber trim pieces, as well as a large touch-screen display. There’s even a 19-speaker, 825 watt sound system – apparently the audio equivalent to the 6.4-liter V8′s power.

Plus, the SRT8 retains a 5,000 lb tow rating so you can embarrass a lot of sports sedans while towing your boat.
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I've been looking at these photos all day long and I can't figure out if I like it or not. Def not enough to dump mine for a new one, but I do like the new wheels. Wonder if they would fit on our trucks.
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dont like the wheels or exhaust but like the hood and interior guess 2013 maybe ill get one.
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Im getting it.....But I dont love the new look, it looks soft....

Now that new Charger looks as mean as a car can get.
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It lost it's aggresive look, im keeping my 2010. 0 to 60 in 4.8. WTF!!! I thought it was going to be faster, not slower. Im sure it will be a nice ride but it has nothing on my 2010.
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Keeping my 2010. Like the styling much more and the centre exhaust is a must have.
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Those rims look like a B@#$ to clean, I like it in black , everything but the rear end, The LED's up from are sweet, Paddles Sweet, I'll have to take a closer look . Doesnt look like we can debage the rear, Sucks, my Guess is a new piece will have to be made from one of our trusted vendors, Hint Hint !!!
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I'll have to come back to it in a few days & see how I'm feel'n it then. See'n it in person probably will make a difference. As of now, hate'n the rims, missing the hood intake in the concept pics, would have liked it lower & is ours not 0-60/4.7 making the new one slower? Interior looks good, front end looks pimp.

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This with the old rims will look very nice. Plus with a tune it will be a crazy beast.

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Waited to buy an SRT8 until the 2012 was finally revealed. I'm going stick with a previous generation model. This new one does not have the presence and style of the old ones and very limited new features to make me want to pay the full price of a 2012 model.
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