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Jeep added a fire-breathing version to its Grand Cherokee range in 2005. The SRT8 featured a stonking 6,1-litre V8 naturally aspirated engine coupled with somewhat wayward dynamics at a bargain-basement price. Fast-forward seven years, and the new SRT8 has made its way to South Africa.
Most of us by now know that SRT is the high-performance branch of the Chrysler group. We especially remember the exciting Chrysler 300C SRT8 as well as the previous-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. The combination of eight cylinders and lots of cubic inches, added to excellent value for money, did the job very nicely, thank you.
The SRT8 will offer five different driving settings. These include Auto, Sport, Tow, Track and Snow. These settings will change a host of electronic and mechanical settings on the car that include the adaptive damping system, stability control system, transmission shift strategy, transfer case torque proportioning, electronic limited slip differential performance, throttle control and finally cylinder de-activation.