Chrysler covers the HQ with a gigantic 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is one of the vehicles that company execs are especially proud of, with SRT CEO Ralph Gilles frequently saving “the best for last” when offering a run-down of their high performance brand. Thanks to the 465 horsepower 392 cubic inch Hemi V8 and an advanced all wheel drive system, the 2012 Jeep SRT8 packs capabilities similar to many modern performance cars without compromising the abilities that you would expect from this legendary SUV line. Along with being able to rocket from 0-60 in just 4.8 seconds, the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 can zip through the quarter mile in the mid to low 13 second range with a top speed in the range of 160 miles per hour while being able to run from 0-100 and back down to 0 in just 16 seconds. Not only can the new SRT8 Jeep hang with (or beat) some of today’s most well known sports car, the advanced four wheel drive system with selectable modes can make this new high performance Jeep just as reliable in a heavy snow or sloppy dirt road as it is on the drag strip or road course.
“The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 takes performance to a new level by combining the brand’s legendary capability and utility and merging it with the renowned advanced performance engineering from the company’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO - SRT Brand. “This vehicle not only represents the newly formed SRT brand, but the hard work and determination given by the designers and engineers who continue to bring world-class performance, luxury and refinement to a vehicle that is fast and fun to drive.”
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the latest in a steady line of Chrysler Group products to be sprawled across the Auburn Hills HQ of the company. Positioned facing Interstate 75, millions of passersby have the chance to catch a glimpse of the uber aggressive high performance sport ute. This massive SRT8 Jeep decal covering the headquarters cloaks 10 of the 15 floors with the whole graphic measuring 116 feet wide and 145 feet tall. The Jeep shown in the picture is 93 feet wide and 70 feet tall, with headlights that are 23 wide and 9 feet tall, a grille that is 27 feet wide and 17 feet tall, a hood that is 65 feet wide and 20 feet tall, and a windshield that is 42 feet wide and 16 feet tall. The SRT8 logo just above the super fast SUV is 40 feet wide and 6 feet tall while the Grand Cherokee text is 42 feet wide and 4 feet tall – making sure that the vehicle is easy to see and the words as easy to read from the busy I75 expressway.
Before the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 graced the outer walls of the company headquarters, the Chrysler 200 sedan, the standard Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ram Heavy Duty. Click here for a look at the building wearing the popular Chrysler 200.
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