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Video: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 laps Nurburgring in 8:49

If there was ever a concern about how cool a car may be, all one would have to do is check it out as it takes its turn around the Nurburgring. As of late, the trips around the Nurburgring have included the BMW M5 and the new generation Porsche 911 Carrera, which both clocked in at under eight minutes. Now, it’s time for a larger model to throw down. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 lapped the ’Ring in 8:49 at the hands of Sabine Schmitz.

This time isn’t too shabby, but it still doesn’t outrun the 8:24 lap time achieved by the BMW X6 M . Looks like the American SUV still has a few tweaks to be done to perform better than its German competition.

The new Grand Cherokee SRT8 was revealed at the 2011 New York Auto Show and Chrysler put extensive efforts into the model to make it a cut above the rest. It is powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 that delivers an estimated 465 HP and 465 lb.-ft. of torque and can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. Top speed goes to 155 mph.

Source: Autoblog


12 comments:

I may sound greedy, but I think some tuning company should make it better.

I can’t express myself clearly at his moment, but the time recording during the test drive is good almost close to the recorded time of the Porsche Carrera.

I deeply congratulate them for this success!

It’s a milestone for the Jeep for sure and congratulations for the achievement.

Its competition must be aware of what Cherokee can do.

So where’s the Chevrolet when the time recorded? They must watch for this one.

Hmmm.. This makes it dangerously competitive! With its speed and power, it’s going to be relied on greatly.

To be honest, I have not liked it from the start, so I have no proper words for it now that Ford Racing has done a ridiculous tuning to it.

At first, I wasn’t all pleased to know that it took the SRT8 to complete it at 8:49. I realized that I was looking at the overall record, and not the acceleration rate. It’s pretty fast for its built!

Knowing that it has landed under a 9-second run, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has also proven that it can be speedy too aside from being only reliable.

I have mixed thoughts on this one. Well, it’s nice to see it running smoothly there, but its actual speed hasn’t really impressed me as it’s less than the expectation.

I am one to wonder when one has a fairly decent running speed, yet on the actual performance, it doesn’t seem like it. To say it directly to the point, this has not disappointed me, but it didn’t impress me either.

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