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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 hits the Nürburgring with Sabine Schmitz [video]

Laps the Nordschleife in 8:49.487

The Nürburgring has become the de facto place to promote high-performance vehicles, but it's still a tad surprising to see the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 on Germany's famous racetrack.

Oddness aside, the clip shows Sabine Schmitz piloting the 5,150 lb (2,336 kg) SUV around the Nordschleife in 8:49.487. That's not exactly stellar, but it beats the time posted by a supercharged Range Rover Sport.

As we have previously reported, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 has a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine with 470 hp (351 kW / 477 PS) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque. It enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds and hit an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

 

Source: SRT via Autoblog

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 nahidrahman nahidrahman
beast of a car!
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April 3, 2012 8:15 am
 mechamynd mechamynd
woow! beats the Ford transit's record. Well done!
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April 3, 2012 1:43 am
 GRAVE GRAVE
SRT thould develop a new 6 or 7 speed auto tranny for their cars rather than upsizing the engine. Even the 5.7 hemis have 5 speed autos? Why? Chrysler and Dodge fit their 300C and Charger 3.6 models with 8 speed then why not modefy this transmission to be able to handle the V8s power? Or at least use the same 6 speed auto in the CTS-V. They are still far behind all car makers.
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April 2, 2012 6:09 pm
 Windmad Windmad
Stupidest car ever. Against nature, environment, handling, logics, physics and so on...
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April 2, 2012 5:26 pm
 mgmt585 mgmt585
42 seconds behind a megane rs 265? I know what I'd rather spend my money on.
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April 2, 2012 5:03 pm