Posted by mike on 2004/8/19 0:00:00 (573) reads
We didn't believe it either!
Last week, one of our readers sent us a link to a rumor about a possible Grand Cherokee SRT (Street and Racing Technology):
WKJEEPS.COM has a note about a possible SRT model of the Grand Cherokee. They state that this could possibly be an "Overland" model but I doubt this because the current Overland is geared for luxury and off-road capability versus speed and performance. The transition from Up-Country Suspension and rock rails to a lowered vehicle geared towards performance would be an odd badging choice.
Today, we found not just a 2nd source for this rumor, but also some spy shots of the vehicle as well! AutoWeek.com has this to say about it:
Chrysler has hinted that a performance-tuned Jeep from the company’s Street and Racing Technology shop might be in the works. Judging by these photos of the hot Grand Cherokee SRT on the road, we’d say the project is past the broad hint stage and well on its way to market. Look for the über Jeep to eschew the marque’s legendary off-road prowess, with a lowered suspension and performance-rated tires for superior on-road handling. And yeah, we’re pretty sure it’s got a Hemi—probably the same 6.1-liter 425-hp, 420-lb-ft V8 under the hood of Chrysler’s Pebble Beach beauty.
Want to see the photos? (of course you do!) - check them out here.
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