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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Video: First Look at the Most Powerful Jeep Ever

Calling it, "the most powerful and technologically advanced Jeep ever," Jeep brand CEO Mike Manley today unveiled the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 at the New York Auto Show. And he isn't kidding.

Transforming the capable off-roader to a serious street machine, the team at SRT revamped the entire package to deliver sports car statistics. Impressive numbers include a 0-60 mph time of 4.8 seconds and a quarter mile time in the mid 13 second range. And it's not just a straight-line monster either, with a 0.9 G rating on the skidpad and a 60-0 braking distance of just 116 feet.

To achieve all that performance Jeep completely reworked the Grand Cherokee with a new 465-hp 6.4-liter V8, that makes an equally incredible 465 lb-ft of torque. Its been fitted under the hood of the GC chassis that's been dropped one inch on new 20-inch wheels and features an adaptive suspension as well as the Quadra-trac AWD setup that can deliver up to 100 percent of the power to one rear wheel.

Adding plenty of style is an aggressive aero package, LED running lights, a sculpted hood with air vents. And inside there's a custom interior with leather and Alcantara seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel and real carbon fiber trim.

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Thanks for sharing the article. Most powerful factory jeep, yes; but the real question is, is it the fastest

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Yes... not a real question. Old WK1 rated 0-100-0 in 19 seconds, vs. new WK2 rated 0-100-0 in 16 seconds..
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I think it will be a winner if the price isnt to hi.Ilike the new features it has and i guess i can get alone with the new rear end it has. Ill be waiting for the 2014 as thats when my warranty will be up and the new 8 speed will be out but if i was in the market for a new suv i would get the new srt8.

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Yeah I gotta say the WK2 is growing on me!

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I don't like it at all. Truly a disppointment.


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