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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs drag racer

Jeep Cherokee SRT

Jeep’s awesome 6.4-litre V8 HEMI-engined Grand Cherokee SRT goes head-to-head with a Hot Rod
Coupe at Santa Pod.

UK drag racing champion Stuart Doignie launched the Jeep off the start line and down the
quarter-mile straight in 13.5 seconds, defeating the HEMI-engined Coupe, driven by Kelvin
Dunn, by just 0.9 seconds.

Delivering a massive 468hp and packed full of high-performance technologies including launch
control, Doignie helped the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT register an impressive 0-62mph time of 4.5
seconds.

“I was hugely impressed by the raw power and speed of the Grand Cherokee SRT,” said Doignie.

“I’ve driven plenty of dragster vehicles at Santa Pod but never a car built purely for the road.
It’s immensely quick off the line and powered through the finish gantry. It was an epically close
race with the HEMI Coupe but I was glad to keep up my great record at Santa Pod with another
win.”

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