Last month Chrysler confirmed that its Street and Racing Technology (SRT) division is safe from the company’s current budgetary cutbacks. Expect to see new models to come out from this performance section in the coming years.
The first of these could be a replacement for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, which has been previewed today in this official teaser sketch showing a new version based on the recently revealed 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee that will likely arrive sometime in 2011. Power is expected to come from a brand new 6.4-liter, HEMI V8 engine rated at around the 500 horsepower and 500 lb.-ft. of torque.
Hopefully, this will be enough to allow the SRT8-prepped Jeep to cement its title as the world’s fastest SUV now that the pair of M SUVs from BMW will be coming out. In addition to the power transplant, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will also sport a subtle body kit, a lowered ride height, stiffed suspension, and chunky SRT 5-spoke wheels housing uprated brakes.
There will also be a new engine that will be called the 392 HEMI (in reference to its capacity in cubic inches) and is expected to first appear in updated versions of the Dodge Challenger and Charger in 2011.
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