First Drive - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
If you were to tell a friend that you were taking your Jeep to the race track, they might assume that you were either using it as a tow vehicle for your sports car or were simply going to park it in the lot and sit in the grandstands. If you were to correct them by saying that no, you fully intended to run your SUV through the S curves and down the main straight at full throttle they will probably look at you like you are crazy – unless they know what the three little letters spelling ‘SRT’ slapped on the side of your truck actually mean.
Street and Racing Technology is now into its third generation of transforming the standard Jeep Grand Cherokee into the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, a muscled-up, stiffly-sprung monster that threatens to clobber everything in its path on the way to the finish line. The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT demonstrates the evolution of the beast from hayseed hot rod to a high horsepower, high tech showcase that fights its own weight, the incredulous stares of onlookers, and the laws of physics in order to beat up on sports sedans from stoplight to stoplight (and sometimes, through the corners).