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The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 gets a little more testosterone

The automaker’s hot Red Vapor Special Edition comes all gussied up with riveting features.
The automaker’s hot Red Vapor Special Edition comes all gussied up with riveting features.
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The 2015 performance-packing Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 gets kicked up a notch with more under-the-hood oomph, active noise cancellation and a beefed up options package. But wait, Jeep has also introed a new Red Vapor Special Edition that comes in three colors, along with quite an impressive array of distinct touches throughout.

The SUV 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 now growls with 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque both bumped up by 5 each from the previous 2014 model. The SRT8's engine tweaks are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that enables the SUV to go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds before reaching a top speed of 160 mph. The active noise- cancelling feature uses the vehicle's audio system and four microphones mounted in the vehicle's headliner to counteract or cancel out, any intrusive drones, so that the SUV remains pin-drop quiet while cruising.

The automaker’s hot Red Vapor Special Edition comes all gussied up with riveting 20-inch alloy wheels in a black chrome finish, glossy black grille accents, red and black artsy chrome interior touches, an illuminated SRT steering wheel logo and a custom dark red engine cover. The vehicle is offered in three eye-popping colors--Redline Red Pearl Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat and Bright White Clear Coat.

All Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8's come with a towing capacity of 7,200 pounds, Brembo brakes, a limited-slip rear differential, upgraded leather upholstery, carbon-fiber interior trim and LED running lights. Just FYI…in addition to the Summit and SRT, the Grand Cherokee comes in Laredo and Laredo E, Limited and Overland models with rear-wheel drive being standard.

--Car Chick