The ‘8’ may have been dropped from the badge of the hottest Grand Cherokee this time around but make no mistake, under that bonnet resides a 6.4-litre Hemi V8 with a predictably ‘supersize me’ penchant for unleaded. Visually it’s easy to spot the SRT - the two huge bonnet vents kind of give the game away. The front end is also unique - a black seven-slot grille differentiates it from the standard models, as do the bi-xenon headlamps.
Hit the bright red starter button and you’re greeted by a glorious sound of that Hemi V8 firing into life. Thankfully it sounds very natural, not like some of the synthesized and electronically manipulated engine notes you hear these days. Probably something to do with the two generously proportioned exhausts that protrude from the sportier rear bumper.
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