2010 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8®: Quickest Jeep Vehicle Ever
Auburn Hills, Mich.,
Sep 1, 2009 - As the first four-wheel-drive SRT
vehicle, Jeep Grand Chrokee SRT8® is the quickest, most powerful
Jeep vehicle ever, offering astonishing on-road and all-weather
capability and power. The specially developed four-wheel-drive system
propels Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 from 0-60 mph in less than 5
seconds—quicker than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and BMW X5—0-100-0 in
low 19-second range and 60-0 mph in approximately 125 feet.
Powered by a
6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 that produces 420 horsepower (313
kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (569 N•m), the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee
SRT8 delivers the complete performance package with exceptional ride
and handling, world-class braking, race-inspired interior appointments
and functional, performance-oriented exterior enhancements.
For example, the
front fascia provides aerodynamic benefits by reducing
lift and drag, while providing sufficient air flow to cool the
6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine. The front fascia also helps increase
brake-system cooling through integrated air ducts.
The rear fascia
incorporates an aggressive center cut-out in order to
accommodate dual 4-inch exhaust tips. Sill extensions result in another
functional enhancement by creating downforce.
Cherokee SRT8’s cabin features an SRT signature
race-inspired interior. Seats with added bolstering and a performance
fabric insert keep occupants firmly in place under spirited driving
conditions. A dark slate gray interior color, accent stitching on the
seats and a unique SRT-designed leather-wrapped steering wheel are some
of the highlights. Full instrumentation includes a 180-mph (300-kph)
speedometer, tachometer and temperature gauges, all trimmed with a
unique blue accent.
and torque to the unique SRT four-wheel-drive
system is a specially tuned version of the HEMI engine, which was
developed by adding more displacement, increasing the compression ratio
and redesigning cylinder heads, intake and exhaust systems for better
flow and increased engine speed.
Power from the
6.1-liter HEMI is sent through a special torque
converter to an SRT-upgraded, five-speed automatic transmission with
specially calibrated driver-selectable Auto Stick, which offers a fully
automatic or manual shift selection.
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