2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 factory-packed with 465 horsepower

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The new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will be first powerful production Jeep that has ever come out the Chrysler. It is powered by the new 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that delivers 465 horsepower and 465 lb-feet of torque. The V8 engine is mated to an automatic transmission with standard paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. So how fast can it go with a tap of the paddle shifter? Lets find out.

According to Chrysler, the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 will be fastest production model ever built. With the new V8 HEMI engine, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds with a quarter-mile time in the mid 13 seconds. Those performance numbers will put a lot of sports cars to shame.

But best of all, the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 is equipped with the Fuel Saver Technology and a new active valve exhaust system, which can run on four cylinders alone to deliver more mileage. This means that the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 can travel up to 450 miles on one full tank of gas.

The 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 rides on the Quadra-Trac AWD system for off-road capability, which helps to transfer torque to wheels with the most traction in slippery road condition. Additionally, it it has an adaptive damping suspension and Selec-Track system that delivers up to .90 g on the skip pad.

Compared to the standard Grand Cherokee, the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 has a lot of new sporty exterior upgrades: glowing LED lights and chrome accents in the front fascia, 20-inch split 5-spoke wheels wrapped with Pirelli P Zero run-flat tires, and in the rear, it has large four-inch dual exhaust tips.

Additional improvements include the sculpted hood fitted with dual black heat extractors to help with the engine cooling.  While at the back, the 2011 Grand Cherokee SRT8 boasts a new spoiler and a new bumper with integrated air diffuser.

The all-new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will arrive by this summer. Check out the press release below for full details.