2014 Cherokee SRT8

 

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

 

Since the days of Uncle Luke and the 2 Live Crew the Jeep Grand Cherokee became one of the stapes of Hip Hop Automobiles. Since then it has evolved into not only a noteworthy class of SUV but is now among the elite in high performance. 

 

Let me just put it bluntly. if you have a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 you can run the 0-60 in as fast as 4.2 seconds. Did you hear me? FOUR... POINT... TWO... SECONDS!!!!. So lets put that in perspective. That's faster than the BMW X6 M, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, BMW X5 M, Mercedes-Benz ML6 AMG, and the Range Rover Sport 5. Now let's really put that in perspective. That's faster than a standard 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera. 

 

So how is that all possible? The Grand Cherokee pushes a 6.4 Liter Hemi and its 470 Horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque along with an 8 speed paddle shift transmission. It also comes with a launch button. There are no acronyms or guessing with this button. What the button does is also made clearer by the awesome depiction of a drag strip's starting-line lights, aka a "Christmas tree."

 

Jeep's launch control is standard on SRT8s for consistent, enhanced fast starts of the high-performance SUV. Launch Mode brings the engine, suspension, transmission and driveline together for fast launches from a standstill by revving the engine at a standstill and launching the 5,000-pound SUV like a rocket.

To activate, Jeep's instructions say the SUV must be stopped on a level surface before fully depressing the brake pedal - while in Drive - and then pressing the Launch button. While holding the brake, mash the accelerator pedal to the floor within a half-second and the engine will rev to a predetermined rpm. Once the engine speed is up, all the driver has to do is lift the brake and the SRT8 launches perfectly every time.

 

"Jeep rates the SRT Grand Cherokee at 4.8 seconds from zero to 60 mph, but I discovered that this is a conservative figure: Using the SRT's onboard software and a special launch button, I was able to consistently rip off 4.5-second zero-to-60 times, and SRT engineers say that they've been able to achieve 60 mph in 4.2 seconds under perfect conditions." 

 

 

Our Cherokee is sitting on a set of 24 inch Forged Split 10 wheels. The rims size 24 x 9 in front and 24 x 10 at the rear. The is finished with a color matched lip, windows and flange with chrome face. The tires size is 275-30-24. All provided by AC Forged, AudioCityUSA.com and GTSprit.com

 

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