When Jeep released the Grand Cherokee SRT8 back in 2006, it was built and designed to hand a healthy kick in the pants to Chevrolet’s new Trailblazer SS, Porsche’s Cayenne and the Range Rover Sport. That it did; very well! The Grand Cherokee SRT8 did everything. You could take it to the grocery store during the week, hit the drag strip on Friday night and head out to the lake with your jet ski’s in tow on Saturday morning! Powered by a 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine, the first-generation Grand Cherokee SRT8 put 420-horsepower to the ground.
Bone stock it went from 0-60 in less than five-seconds — in wet or dry conditions and ran the 1/4 mile at an average of 13.3 sec @ 104 mph. Since they were released in 2006, they have become a very popular platform for modification.
Albert Lee has done exactly this with his 700whp 2008 Grand Cherokee SRT8. In the video below, you’ll see just how fast you can get a 5,000 lb SUV to go and how the Jeep SRT8’s got the nickname “Quick Bricks.” With the help of a Precision billet 76mm turbo running 13 lbs of boost (on 93 octane fuel), bolted onto the BES (Bischoff) forged 6.1L Hemi with BES heads and mated to a built Paramount 5 speed auto transmission stuffed with a Paramount Dominator torque converter, he runs a personal best 10.79 @ 124mph!