This $235,000 Jeep SRT8 is quicker than a Porsche Turbo

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A tuned Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 that can get from 0-60 in 3.1 seconds? Indeed, it's a Texas thing. It's the 800-hp HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep by Hennessey Performance. The price is oilman-rich too: It starts at $235,000.


The latest — and rarest (they're only making 24 of them) — of HPE's tuned Jeeps gets a punched-out 6.4-liter Hemi V8 displacing seven liters (426 cubic inches), and fitted with twin-turbo induction. The specs bear out the work's effectiveness: 805 hp and 823 lb-ft. Hennessey says the HPE800 SRT8 can also do the quarter-mile in 10.9 sec. @ 130 mph. Yes. That thing's hotter than a two-dollar pistol at a 24-hour shootout.

But it's not just the powerplant, it's all the supporting stuff too: upgraded transmission and torque converter, 15.1 inch Brembo brakes front and rear, lowered suspension, lighter-than-stock alloys, carbon fiber front splitter and a custom leather interior with de rigeur Alcantara steering wheel.

Head muckity muck John Hennessey says the HPE800 Jeep is for the discerning captain of industry or second-world tycoon: "This vehicle is designed for the performance minded driver who lives in Aspen or Moscow and wants to be the fastest in all weather conditions."



Or...for the same price you could get a panamera turbo s (est 0-60 3 seconds) with AWD and nearly as much room...and a Grand Cherokee.