SRT cars love doing burnouts. This is not news. So, how do you get an all-wheel-drive 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 to produce as much smoke as any Challenger, Charger or 300C we've ever seen? By messing with the ECU, of course.

You see, in Track mode, the Jeep sends 65 percent of its power to the rear wheels, and, according to SRT engineers, there are certain instances where 100 percent of the engine's power can be sent to just one rear wheel. Loading some special software into the engine's control system can easily allow for sending all the power to both rear wheels, and thus, burnouts ensue.

We've just returned from driving the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 for ourselves, so stay tuned for our full impressions next week. For now, hit the jump to watch the big SRT monster making huge plumes of smoke.



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      tipdrip215
      • 3 Years Ago
      Turning Goodyears into Goneyears.
      Brandon Griffin
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's a smoove burnout, I just like how silly srt jeeps are lol.
      Brian Lara
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tire suing brake, engine and transmission for abuse and gang ****
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice, but THIS is a perfect reason why you never by a "demo" car off the showroom. That brand new car was probably already beat the piss out of before the manufacture/dealer decided to sell it.
      Eddie Dwyer
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd rather have the 2011 GT 500 with performance pack.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Eddie Dwyer
        Wow, you're comparing a 4-door SUV with 2 rows of seats to a hyper sports coupe? Yeah, good one./sarcasm
      Jake
      • 3 Years Ago
      Extended burnouts get boring, but it's nice to know that you can turn off FWD with software.
      v6sonoma
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's one way to break in a new engine.
      desinerd1
      • 3 Years Ago
      what a waste of time and money... plus all the pollution
        Pak
        • 3 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        Seriously? How lame are you?
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        Your man car has been revoked... Why does my comment keep getting deleted?
      MobileMechanicsPerth
      • 3 Years Ago
      Really stupid, why people are destroying the nature? I just want to say Climate Change is a big threat for the biodiversity on our planet. But electric cars and renewable energies could make a difference! We need to raise awareness for different species which are threatened by climate change.
        IBx27
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MobileMechanicsPerth
        You know why they changed the name to climate *change*? Because it changes. That means it's not global warming anymore, it's now global cooling. If you're too dumb to see that this is mother nature's cycle that she's been doing for the past few hundred million years, and if you're so arrogant that you think you can change what this giant rock and that big explosion out there in the sky do to the average temperature down here, you got another thing coming.
      theblackporsche
      • 3 Years Ago
      Burnouts make absolutely no sense to me. Where's the fun in it? I'd rather save the rubber to be able to hook up, and you know, accelerate.
      Timothy Neal Templet
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is stupid. what a waist of tire rubber. I'd much rather see it run through the quarter mile and see it's ET. I wouldn't leave those idiots alone with my car.
        marcosc
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Timothy Neal Templet
        It's not capable of doing the quarter mile, just the quarter doughnut, almost.
      Alessandro Filippi
      • 3 Years Ago
      Burnouts are for rednecks
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alessandro Filippi
        Right, because I've not seen Europeans do burnouts.../sarcasm Please refrain from generalizing people. It makes you look retarded.
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