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2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8: Fastest ever Jeep revealed

The New York Auto Show is currently taking place, and earlier we told you about the 2013 Ford Taurus that was showcased. But if you are after something a bit bigger, Jeep have reveled their fastest ever vehicle, the Grand Cherokee SRT8.

President and CEO of Jeep Mike Manley has said the new SRT8 is the fastest Jeep ever made, according to an article on autoblog.com by Jeff Glucker. The Grand Cherokee is electronically limited to 155mph, and can hit 60mph in only 4.8 seconds.

Manley has also said he would have trouble keeping a smile on his face when the SRT8 hits the streets. It is powered by a new 6.4-liter Hemi V8 that manages 465hp, and 465 pound-feet of torque, this is up 45 units in both categories.

The SRT8 has a few sporty exterior upgrades over the standard model which includes LED lights, and chrome accents pop in the front grill. It runs on a set of 20-inch wheels with Pirelli P Zero tires. Inside you will find some paddle-shifters on the steering column, and the seats are leather and Alcantara covered.

No pricing has not been revealed yet but the SRT8 is expected to hit showrooms sometime during the third quarter of this year. Do you like the look of the Grand Cherokee SRT8?

Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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Looks great! With gas prices on the rise, I'm sure it will hurt some sales.

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