The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 is inherently ostentatious, but the only hints that this one's capable of a nine-something-second quarter mile are those intense tires. "And it hooks up pretty good on the street," offers the owner.
What happens when a bunch of journalists spend the day at the track, wearing the tread off the tires of a fast Jeep? They get worn down some more.
Ok, so here's the thing. The new Grand Cherokee SRT8 kicks ass. It eats racetrack tarmac in Joey Chestnutt-sized bites, then spits chunks in your face while it's giving you the drill sergeant treatment for not trusting it to carry more speed in the corners than you did. You're as useful as a football bat, you maggot.…
This old video of a beaten up Chevy S-10 taking down a newish Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 in an oval race has taken on a second life on the web. People are outraged. Hang the S-10 driver! Ban him from the track! The reality is: it's the Jeeper's fault.
Any time you're putting down 921 HP at the wheels, you'd better have serious driveline upgrades to handle the muscle, unfortunately this Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8's transmission didn't quite measure up. Carnage below.