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Top Gear tests new SRT8 Jeep......really?

0-60 in 6.6 seconds!!! Did I read this right?

http://www.topgear.com/uk/jeep/grand...st/srt8-driven
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:29 PM
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Re: Top Gear tests new SRT8 Jeep......really?

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0-60 in 6.6 seconds!!! Did I read this right?

http://www.topgear.com/uk/jeep/grand...st/srt8-driven

isn't that kind of slow? what happened to 4.8?
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Re: Top Gear tests new SRT8 Jeep......really?

Reno is at 4,500 ft. elevation.

Everything except forced induction runs slower up there.
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Re: Top Gear tests new SRT8 Jeep......really?

Well there you have it. I wouldnt have thought 4500 feet would knock almost 2 seconds off, but obviously it did. Funny how they didnt mention th elevation, funnier how I didnt know Reno was "up there" a bit. TG probably had an "unknown" doing the testing as well, but I guess he can mash the pedal for a time trial as good as any.
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Re: Top Gear tests new SRT8 Jeep......really?

Most people don't take TG seriously,it's mindless and often pointless. Most European journalists laugh at them and that's the ones that bother even acknowledging them. The only good thing that TG have is their cinematography.
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Re: Top Gear tests new SRT8 Jeep......really?

TG Ratings:
Jeep SRT rated 14/20
Porsche Cayenne Turbo rated 13/20
BMW X5M rated 8/20

Never mind the the 0-60, I bet the Jeep would get the fasted time around the TG Track.
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Re: Top Gear tests new SRT8 Jeep......really?

was it that short 5 foot tall guy driving, he barely reaches the pedals
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Re: Top Gear tests new SRT8 Jeep......really?

All in all though, they did give it a good review.

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We like: Thumping engine, fine handling
We don't like: Filling the thing up
The verdict: This new gen blows the performance SUV market wide open.
Performance: 0-62mph in 4.8secs, max 160mph, 16.8mpg
Tech: 6.4-litre, V8, 4WD, 470bhp, 465lb ft, 2336kg, n/a g/km CO2
Tick this on the options list: Pretty much everything is standard
And avoid this: Ticking anything else
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