Jeep has revealed the first pictures and details of a high-performance, V8-powered version of its recently launched Grand Cherokee.
The Grand Cherokee SRT8 gets a 6.4-litre ‘Hemi’ V8 motor producing 471bhp and 465lb ft of torque. That’s enough to take the big off-roader from 0-62mph in 4.8sec and from 0-100mph in around 16 seconds. The top speed is a heady 158mph.
Despite the headline power figures - which are up by almost 50bhp over the previous-generation 6.1-litre V8’s - Chrysler claims the new motor is much more efficient. It hasn’t released any fuel economy figures, but says the SRT8 can now travel 470 miles on a tank of petrol.
The rest of the SRT8’s make-up follows the improvements introduced on the new Grand Cherokee, whose body and construction are considerably stiffer than the old model’s.
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