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2014 Grand Cherokee SRT. Sun, Swamp and SRT

Posted in cars, Reviews on July 4th, 2013 by admin

Only 45 miles west of Miami’s South Beach lies a narrow gravel trail that feels centuries removed from the bright lights, flashy cars and shiny shirts of Ocean Drive. The trail, named Loop Road, veers away from one of the few paved east-west roads that spans the south Florida Everglades. Rather than being built with barriers that prevent wildlife from playing in traffic, Loop Road, in places, is only a foot above the swamp it is built on. There is very little traffic on the road, but nearly every car we saw did belong to a rental car agency that probably would have preferred their vehicles avoid this trail. It was clear that the reptiles ruled the swamp around us, but we had come out here to find out if the 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT could rule a gravel road as well as it does a paved one.

Before setting course for the ‘gator infested swamp lands, we needed to test our Jeep’s ability to perform on south Florida’s paved surfaces. These highly scientific tests included parking beachside along A1A in Fort Lauderdale on a blue skied Friday morning, followed by a sprint down I-95 to a hole-in-the-wall sandwich place in Coconut Grove, and into the early hours of the morning, inching along in the notorious South Beach traffic.

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2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 Review

Posted in cars, Reviews on May 9th, 2013 by admin

With both my hands gripping the leather wrapped, flat bottom steering wheel of the 2013 Dodge Charger SRT8, we were tearing down the freeway toward Beeville, Texas. Somewhere along the way, as Kid Rock was screaming about Detroit through the 900-watt, 19-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system, the speed needle climbed and the fuel needle dropped, my co-pilot and I began to discuss what we liked and did not like about the latest Charger from the performance nuts at SRT.

At the top of the list of likes was, of course, the reason for all this speed and fuel consumption: the 6.4-liter naturally aspirated V8 and each of the 470 horses it produced. Also receiving high marks from us were the seats (not the color), dash and user-friendly center stack. The unique, for SRT8, front seats were comfortable for our long drive while the added side bolsters and suede inserts held us in place when the roads began to twist. The instrument cluster is comprised of easy to read analog gauges and a screen that is located between the oversized tachometer and speedometer, which can display a variety of additional information, such as trip, DTE, average MPG and tire PSI. The simple in design and use center stack houses the basic hvac controls and can be topped with an optional 8.4-inch touch screen that provides a clear and fast interface for controlling the audio and navigation system. Also accessed through the touch screen are a variety of performance readouts, including acceleration timers, breaking distance and real-time horsepower and torque use. Read more »

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The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Galileo Was Wrong.

Posted in cars, Reviews on June 3rd, 2012 by admin

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Have you ever had the desire to stuff a huge, powerful engine into a car, and in doing so, it makes no sense to any rational person? Well, you are not the only one.  The good folks at SRT (Street and Racing Technology) have been doing the irrational for a few years, and doing it well.  One of the latest creations from Chrysler’s high-performance brand, SRT, is the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

As you may have guessed, the strange combination of a huge 6.4-liter V8 stuffed under the hood of a mid-size all-wheel-drive SUV does not result in great fuel mileage*, but if good mpg is at the top of your must-have list, then you probably were not shopping for SUVs and you were definitely were not shopping for the SRT8 branded Grand Cherokee. Read more »

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Factory Built Twin-Turbo Ford Explorer.

Posted in cars on March 30th, 2012 by admin

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Ford recently announced they plan to drop their twin-turbo 350 horsepower EcoBoost V6 into the Explorer.  While it is no SRT8 Jeep Grand Cherokee fighter, we suspect that with a simple ECU upgrade its output could be in the low to mid 400’s.

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Robby Gordon Will Be Driving A 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 On The 2011 Bullrun

Posted in cars on July 8th, 2011 by admin

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Robby Gordon, the owner and driver of the #7 Speed Energy car in the NASCAR Spring Cup Series, will be driving this 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 on this year’s Bullrun Rally. Unlike many big names who only drive a couple of legs of these types of rallies, Robby will reportedly be participating in the whole rally – Las Vegas to Miami.

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A stock 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 has 465 horsepower, can go 0-60 in about 4 seconds and is limited to a top speed of 155mph.

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Texas Mile – May 2011 Pictures

Posted in cars on June 3rd, 2011 by admin

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Posted in cars on April 30th, 2011 by admin

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  • Offers unique blend of legendary Jeep® capability and utility, head-turning SRT performance, luxury and refinement, and innovative advanced technologies
  • Best performing Jeep® vehicle ever: 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds; quarter mile in
    mid-13 second range; top speed of 155 mph; 60-0 mph braking in 116 feet
  • Most powerful Jeep vehicle ever with all-new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 that delivers an estimated 465 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Best handling Jeep vehicle ever features advanced new adaptive damping suspension managed by new Selec-Track system, delivering up to .90 g on the skid pad
  • New active valve exhaust system allows standard Fuel Saver Technology to engage over a wider rpm range for an estimated 13-percent improvement in highway fuel efficiency and 450-mile range
  • Standard steering wheel mounted paddle shifters allow spirited shifting on the road
    and track
  • Available in Jeep showrooms in third quarter 2011

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2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

Posted in cars on February 9th, 2011 by admin

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Engine: 6.4-liter (392 cubic inch) HEMI V-8
Estimated Power: 465 bhp
Estimated Torque: 465 lb.-ft.
Estimated Handling: .88g on skidpad
Estimated Top Speed: 175 mph
Estimated 0-60 mph: High 4-second range
Estimated ¼ mile: High 12-second range

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The 2011 Mustang GT. The 5.0 Is Back – Finally!

Posted in cars, Reviews on January 2nd, 2011 by admin

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1993 was the last time we saw the 5.0 badge on the side of a Mustang.  Now, finally, in 2011 Ford has brought the iconic 5.0 badge back to where it belongs – on the front fender of the Mustang GT.


The 2010 Mustang GT had 314 horsepower produced by a 4.6 liter V8. 314 horsepower may seem like a lot of power, but to put it into perspective, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro had 426 hp, the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 had 425 hp, even Japanese cars with V6’s were making 300 hp in 2010.

For 2011, Ford scrapped the 4.6 liter and replaced it with an all new 5.0 liter V8 that they claim produces 412 horsepower.  You do not need to spend much time at wide open throttle to begin to question Ford’s claim of 412 horsepower.  We have driven the 426 horsepower Camaro SS and the 425 horsepower Challenger SRT8 and this 412 horsepower Mustang sure did not feel like it had 12 fewer ponies, in fact it felt like it had many more than either of those.  Granted, at 3,875 pounds, the Mustang is about 300 pounds lighter than the Camaro and the Challenger, but we could tell the extra performance was not entirely due to hauling around less weight.
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2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Inaugural Edition

Posted in cars on November 6th, 2010 by admin

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• 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque.
• Available with five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick or Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission.
• 0-60 mph in high 4-second range.
• 1/4 mile in the high 12s.
• Top speed: 180+ mph with the manual transmission (173 mph in the automatic).

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