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Hennessey's 800-hp Jeep Grand Cherokee will blow your mind

Hennessey Performance is known for taking powerful vehicles like the Viper and boosting them to a mind-boggling level. This year they are releasing a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 whose 6.4-liter Hemi has been enlarged to a 7.0-liter displacement and added twin turbos to boost output to 805 bhp. This rocket sled on wheels will go from 0 to 60 in a heart-stopping 3.1 seconds.
Posted: December 24, 2011 - 5:34PM
Author: Don Bain

They’ve also added an upgraded transmission and upgraded the torque converter, installed 15.1 inch Brembo brakes all around, a lowered sport suspension system, lighter alloy wheels, a carbon fiber front splitter plus a custom leather interior with Alcantara steering wheel.

"We've built dozens of 600-800 hp Jeep SRT8s over the past five years, so we have an existing client base who will want to upgrade the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 to an even higher level", said company founder and president, John Hennessey. "This vehicle is designed for the performance minded driver who lives in Aspen or Moscow and wants to be the fastest in all weather conditions."

HPE will limit production to just 24 Cherokees with pricing starting at $235,000.

We’re thinking Santa could give the reindeer a break and trade in the sleigh for the this new model and consequently get his deliveries done in record time – as long as he’s in tight with someone high up in the oil business. Still, we figure the big man in red has a lot of connections and surely knows the right people to make it work. So if you see a big red Jeep Grand Cherokee in the sky tonight...