• Dec 2nd 2007 at 8:29PM
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While delta4x4 would like you to think its Grand Cherokee SRT8-based DUNE PROJECT is ready to storm the desert, those 23-inch rims wrapped in 40-series Continentals say otherwise. No matter. We think the DP's cool nonetheless, thanks mostly to the 499 horsepower it dishes out courtesy of a revamped exhaust and reprogrammed engine management system. 62 miles per hour arrives in under five seconds.

Visual changes include a 100 mm lift, a custom front bumper with an integrated Warn winch, and PIAA off-road lighting mounted to the front wheel arches and a stainless roof rack. The matte maroon finish isn't exactly attractive, though, and those bright blue brake calipers don't help matters in that regard, either. Colors, thankfully, can be changed. We'd leave everything else just as is.

[Source: delta4x4]

The DUNE Project premieres at the Essen Motor Show 2007
In less than five seconds from 0 to 100 km/h – no problem for the 499 hp desert racer

Essen, 11.30.2007. The next desert silver bullet is the delta4x4 DUNE PROJECT, based on a Jeep Grand Cherokee. delta4x4 the Bavarian specialist for SUVs maximizes the power of this striking SUV from 425 hp to 499 hp.

The high performance 4X4 reaches 100km/h in less than 5 seconds. The harmonic interaction between the specially developed motor-management and a perfectly built sport exhaust system with performance manifold. Combined with the sport cat and modified air feed, add up to even more power gain. The stainless steel exhaust tailpipe completes the jaw-dropping unique look.

Due to the individualized front spoiler (-50mm), a cool body lift kit (+100mm) and the custom light wheel elements IV with 11x23in mounted Continental Cross Contact tires in 305/40 R23, the DUNE PROJECT is allowed to stretch its legs, flex its muscles and demonstrate its athletic skills.

Beautifully intregrated into the front spoiler is the Warn winch, in the unlikey event that this will be needed its good to know you can rely on the best.

delta4x4 presents a brilliant lighting system for its desert racer. The stainless steel roof-rack system and the fender extension contain filigree PIAA main-beam headlights which guarantee absolute visibility on nighttime trips in the dunes.

The DUNE project is covered with a specially painted foil in a hip maroon matt-finish prepared to deal with and protect in extreme conditions.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, the stock SRT-8 isn't really known for its heavy duty credentials anyway. But on the other hand, they're probably going to charge an obscene amount for an ECU retune and a poser bodykit/rims combo.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The SRT 4 is purpose built to go fast on the street. It doesn't have a low range and it's transfer case is completely different from any t-case in the WK line up.

      This is an absolute waste of a good vehicle.

      Personally I would take a diesel WK and lift it to the sky. Throw a BBK on it and some good off road tires. The best 4wd system avail on the WK has a low range plus front and rear ELSDs...

      Who are these idiots that built this?
      • 7 Years Ago
      This vehicle would be one hell of a fun toy.

      However, I can see some ultra high speed roll-overs coming from the insane power, top heavy design, and inexperienced drivers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Can we assume the WINCH has been added to achieve a neutral weight bias under full acceleration in order to increase the steering stability? What a waste of good hardware.