Forecourt Update: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Red Vapor
New Fast And Furious Limited Edition Trim
What Is it?
The Grand Cherokee SRT Red Vapor is the ferociously fast and most striking version of the manufacturer's big sports utility vehicle.
This 4x4 Limited Edition trim – which rivals vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz M-Class - has sportier styling than its siblings thanks to the wheel arch extensions, sill extensions, body coloured handles, 20” “Goliath” wheels, black chrome trim and SRT badges.
Clearly, the Red Vapor is in-your-face and suits those that like to make an impression. This is evident from the exterior colour pallete that is limited to Metallic Red, Bright White and Brilliant Black.
The manufacturer argues “this is the SUV that will not only turn heads but leave other drivers in your wing mirror green with envy”.
What Are The Engine Options?
The SRT Red Vapor is powered by a 6.4-litre, 461bhp, V8 engine that propels it to 62mph in five seconds. Top speed is 160mph. It is bolted to 8-speed automatic transmission that includes paddles behind the steering wheel that enable the motorist to select gears manually.
The immense power is reined-in by high performance Brembo brakes that include 6-piston callipers. These bring this heavy sports utility vehicle from 60-0mph in 116 feet (depending on conditions).
What Are The Trim Options?
SRT8 Red Vapor is the trim. Standard equipment includes the black leather seats with red suede centres (and red stitching), the illuminated SRT badge on the steering wheel and chrome peddles.
It also has an 8.4” touchscreen, launch control, sat-nav, voice recognition, blind spot monitoring, electric tailgate, adaptive cruise control and 825-watt Harman-Kardon stereo with 19 speakers.
Anything Else I Need To Know?
The SRT Red Vapor has an active noise cancellation system. Its purpose is to pump sound waves through the stereo on a frequency that conceals some of the low frequency engine noise in the cabin.
How Much Is It?
The Grand Cherokee SRT Red Vapor costs £64,999