The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is America perfectly exemplified. First off: it’s a Jeep, and let’s be real, it doesn’t get much more American than the brand that helped the Allies win WWII. It’s also an SUV (a vehicle type that America singlehandedly invented and popularized) and it has a huge 6.4-liter pushrod HEMI V8 engine hiding under its hood. We’re honestly a bit shocked its horn doesn’t sound like a bald eagle’s screech.
The very American Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT was recently sampled by the very British folks over at Carfection. Appropriately, Jeep invited them out to Britain’s Santa Pod raceway to sample the Grand Cherokee in the quarter-mile and acclimated with drag racing in general. They didn’t know much about one of America’s favorite pass times, so they spent the day practicing starts and getting used to quarter-mile racing.
After driving the Grand Cherokee SRT, we’d be surprised to learn Carfection wouldn’t want a go in the 707 horsepower Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. If they thought the Grand Cherokee SRT was a lot of car – we’re sure they’ll be really taken aback by the Trackhawk.
Hear what they thought about the Grand Cherokee SRT in the video embedded above.