• Jun 29, 2010
The last generation Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was always one of our favorite high-performance SUVs and its 6.1-liter Hemi V8 lunacy never failed to delight. Thankfully, with the brand-new Grand Cherokee now entering showrooms, a new SRT8 is apparently on the way as well.
A low-riding, big-tired, deep-chinned Jeep has been spotted out testing with a trailer, and it looks to be the SRT8 successor. The new model will likely be powered by an upgraded Hemi that's punched out to 6.4-liters with an output boosted to 480 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

The prototype dispenses with the central exhaust tips on the old model in favor of more typical outboard pipes, which at least makes it easier to rig up a tow hitch. While this could change back for production, the fact that the prototype is toting a trailer could be a sign that Jeep wants to improve its utility beyond the 3,500 pounds of the outgoing model.

[Source: InsideLine]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Need more pics!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just remember that 480HP number is PURE speculation and a low estimate of what really should be in the 500 range.

      Time will tell
        • 4 Years Ago
        The next Challenger SRT8 has been reported to use the same engine. Probably a good runor.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Well this just made my day! Not that Ill buy one (my 05 Laredo is holding up just fine), but it's good to see something positive come from Chrysler.

      Wonder if Toyota's uncontrollable acceleration would allow the 4Runner to compete.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love it! 480 hp in the SRT-8 Grand Cherokee is like 600 hp in the Porsche! It already runs right with the Cayenne S and is down on power by a considerable amount when compared. Another note to these photos, what in the WORLD is that towing, that requires that huge load distributing hitch?!
      • 4 Years Ago
      It would be quite nice to see the SRT-8 capable of towing like the rest of the GC family! That means I could finally replace the Cayene Turbo with something half the price and better!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The old Jeep SRT8 still drills its higher powered competitors out of the whole because of its killer traction distribution. They'll re-take their title of worlds quickest SUV from the BMW like they say they will with this new one, 500+ HP or not.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sadly it will probably be faster than it's engine sharing counterpart, the Challenger SRT8.
        • 4 Years Ago
        What's sad about that?

        4 wheels launch harder than two, always have and always will.
      • 4 Years Ago
      YESS this should be illl
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is it. Now we're complete.