Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: Tough Street Credo
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was launched last December hitherto the purpose of its creation can already be acknowledged. So far, it has served as a mighty competitor to Range Rover Sport, BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne. In fact, its inspiring performance makes car fanatics gaze in awe.
SRT8 Grand Cherokee was built by Chrysler Groupís Street and Race Technology group and tuned by SRT. Said vehicle was given a full time all wheel drive and uses an exceptional transfer case combining a lightweight Jeep front half and a heavy-duty rear half that wraps its electronic AWD control system. Jeep parts incorporated in SRT8 Grand Cherokee include AWD system, 6.1-liter 420 horsepower Hemi V-8 that spins tires with 420 pound-feet of torque. It accelerates up to 60 under 5 seconds whether wet or dry.
Enhancements were also designed to augment power and precision. These enhancements include upgraded 5-speed automatic transmission, distinctive exhaust manifolds, Danna 44 rear differential, ducted brakes, modified steering, and better cooling system.
On its exterior, SRT8 Grand Cherokee was given a chiseled look, black mesh inserts in the grille, twin center-mounted chrome rear exhausts, huge vented Brembo anti-lock brakes with glossy black caliper bodies, 9-inch wide wheels and huge front air dam.
To secure safety and protection, said car features life-saving devices like air bags and ESP or Electronic Stability system. Through this system, it will not be hard to drive on frequently rain-slick two-lane roads, which is covered with trash, oil and dirt.
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 made more powerful, aggressive and rugged acceleration and performance. To achieve such power, the thirst which is tantamount to 14 in-town miles-per-gallon must be quenched first.
This powerful new addition to Jeep lineup is worth ,300. Nonetheless, it is never short on amenities and luxuries necessary for a powerful and comfortable ride. Amenities and accessories include performance seats, DVD navigation system, , dual trip meters, access to most engine functions and pressure, exceptional instrument panel with aluminum accents and more.
About the Author: Joe Thompson is the owner of a successful auto body shop in Ferndale, California. This 38 year old is also a prolific writer, contributing automotive related articles to various publications.