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I wish they would let jeremy clarkson do a review on the show, i would love to watch that.
 

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From them, for an american car. Thats a great review!
 

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I just read the review, not too bad if u ask me... Clarkson should go ahead and take one out for a spin!

http://www.topgear.com/uk/jeep/grand-cherokee/road-test/srt8-driven#.TuE4KniDoEA.facebook
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Rating 14/20



We're in Reno, at the top tip of Nevada. Reno pops up in various songs, usually in connection with some desperado wanting to leave. I can see why: it's a poor man's Vegas. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, it turns out, is a surprisingly effective way of getting the hell out of town.

Is the Grand Cherokee on your radar? It's slipped off mine, I have to confess, but with a 6.4-litre, 470bhp Hemi V8, variable cam-phasing, 20in forged alloys, dustbin-lid-sized Brembo brakes and 160mph top speed, the SRT8 has just ram-raided its way back into view. American cars always look better in context, but even with Lake Tahoe as the wallpaper, the latest GC is a solid bit of work. In SRT8 form, it's an inch lower, has tumescent arches, a new single-piece front-spoiler unit with LED running lights, and a bonnet with a pair of huge heat-extracting ducts punched into it. The rear end has a spoiler and diffuser, with fat exhaust pipes. Yes, it's all a bit daft in this day and age, and you can feel the odd bit of CO2 leaching out, even with the engine switched off. But, in black, it's certainly not visually beaten up by the Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover Sport or BMW X5/6.

Inside, though, it takes a few hits. But only a few. Old-school Jeeps had interiors like old schools, with a chronic mismatch of materials. This is vastly better: the seats mix Nappa leather and Alcantara, and grip your frame superbly. The driving position is excellent. And the central display adds ‘Performance Pages' to the usual list, including g force, acceleration and deceleration times.

For the record, we tried to verify Jeep's claimed 0-62mph time of 4.8 seconds, but couldn't do better than 6.6. Maybe downtown Reno wasn't the place to do it, or maybe you need a fair wind, a jockey-sized driver, and a fuel tank of vapour. Not that this suggests any lack of commitment from the SRT8. Its engine is a thunderingly fine thing, and gurgles and bellows with volcanic promise. Ninety per cent of its 465lb ft of torque is on tap from 2,800rpm to 6,000rpm - a 50 per cent improvement on the outgoing 6.1-litre Hemi.

Best of all, though, is the way it handles. Torsional stiffness is a 146 per cent improvement over the old car, and there's an active damping system that interacts with every outpost of the chassis's electronic architecture to optimise its dynamics (there are five modes to choose from). It has man-sized, accurate steering. The upshot is it doesn't handle like a drunken tugboat.

The Grand Cherokee SRT8 lands over here next spring, at a whisker under £60k. It demolished Reno. Let's see how it handles Romford. I hate gambling, but a tenner says it'll have it...

Jason Barlow

We like: Thumping engine, fine handling
We don't like: Filling the thing up
The verdict: This new gen blows the performance SUV market wide open.
Performance: 0-62mph in 4.8secs, max 160mph, 16.8mpg
Tech: 6.4-litre, V8, 4WD, 470bhp, 465lb ft, 2336kg, n/a g/km CO2
Tick this on the options list: Pretty much everything is standard
And avoid this: Ticking anything else


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I'm surprised they reviewed the new Jeep considering how much they hate on Chrysler products. I can't imagine how they were only able to manage a 6.6 sec run to 60. Even on really hot days here in LA acceleration doesn't suffer that much.
 

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That is a great review, especially by British standards. I also agree that the seats are quite good, better IMO than BMW and Porsche, especially for a performance oriented SUV that needs to be well bolstered and comfortable while keeping you planted.
 

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http://www.topgear.com/uk/jeep/grand-cherokee/road-test/srt8-driven

The review is not that bad, but 6.6 is the best they could do 0-60. What's Reno's Alt.?
Something must have been wrong or they forgot to unhook the trailer they were towing to get a 6.6.....

I just posted a pick on here showing a 4.9 0-60 in -27c weather on frozen tires and snow and ice covered roads...Im betting ill be in the mid 4s atleast once the snows gone..

lol I love the show but WTF
 

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Something must have been wrong or they forgot to unhook the trailer they were towing to get a 6.6.....

I just posted a pick on here showing a 4.9 0-60 in -27c weather on frozen tires and snow and ice covered roads...Im betting ill be in the mid 4s atleast once the snows gone..

lol I love the show but WTF
Hate to burst your bubble but the internal 0-60 counter on the Jeeps are incredibly inaccurate. Measures speed based on tire speed.
 

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Hate to burst your bubble but the internal 0-60 counter on the Jeeps are incredibly inaccurate. Measures speed based on tire speed.
Ok so what your saying is that once the tire rotation = 60mph thats how it mesures the 0-60?

Well if that were the case then I would have run a 0-60 in less then 2 seconds...with the esp off I can spin the tires to 60 in a second but the time will not be recorded till im going 60mph....and even if there incredibly inaccurate there is no way there 2 seconds inaccurate...So no bubble burst here...;)

What kind of Times have you run In your 2012 ?
 

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6.6......what a kick in the balls.

You mean to tell me that Chryco could not have circumvented that comment before print?


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You guys realize how important AIR is to an AIR PUMP, right? You know your engines are nothing but air pumps.

There are a lot of variables that aren't described. The timing method used and inaccuracies therin; pressure altitude, density altitude, amount of heat-soak in the engine, how much the truck weighed when they tested it.

An N/A V-8 could easily run like a slug if the air was thin and hot. Hell you take a simple jet engine up to around 8-10K ft and it uses less than HALF the fuel it does at sea level just to maintain a stoich ratio.
 
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