Re: New 2012 Jeep SRT8 track vid-watch and listen
No one can realistically expect every new model released to be faster than the last. If they were, eventually we'd be expecting the new SRT to do 0-60 in ZERO.
I think over the past decade or so we've been spoiled with the increase in performance of all vehicles, hell, 10 years ago who would have thought you'd be able to buy an SUV with this kind or performance, for this kind of money?!
Additionally, I think we may have passed the horsepower peak, the days of Audi and others selling 600hp + saloon cars are numbered. Fast and efficient is where the future is. Although this SRT is far from efficient, I think they've taken measurable steps towards it.
I for one would gladly sacrifice a couple of tenths here and there for a better rounded drive, and more refinement.