The sound of the engine purring. The leathered seats. You can feel the whole thing vibrating. And it makes you feel exhilarated and excited. The adventure and the risks involve makes you feel bold and daring. And as step on the accelerator, the gasoline is not the only one being pumped into the engine. Adrenaline also rushes through your body. And you feel the need for speed.
Many men love the feeling driving fast. It somehow gives a manly aura when you get to drive fast. You feel powerful and strong, like you’re the king of the road. And so many dream of driving sports cars that go really fast. However, sports cars are not the only ones that can go fast. Jeeps can go pretty fast too. In fact, the record holder for running down the quarter mile is a modified Jeep.
So what is the fastest Jeep in the world? It is the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. This SUV, from the factory, has a 6.1-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque. In stock, it can go from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds. And it can cover a quarter of a mile in 13.3 seconds. It has a top speed of 150 mph. These are already a feat for sports cars, let alone for an SUV.
We are accustomed to sports cars going so fast and setting records for the fastest vehicles. But for a 4,800-pound SUV, the numbers above are an achievement. It is actually a modified Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 that broke the record of the Nissan GT-R for the quarter mile. The SRT8 was able to go down the quarter mile in just 9.658 seconds. It drove with the fastest speed of 146.72 mph. Although the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was highly modified with upgraded fuel system, rear end, and drive line, the SRT8 is still the fastest jeep in the world.
For automobile lovers all around the world, owning a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 would be a dream come true. With its speed, one can have the exhilarating rush of adrenaline. You will definitely feel the power in your hands. However, we must not forget the laws set. There will always be a limit to our driving speed when we are out in the streets. And the 146 marker will just have to be left for the race tracks.