Taming a beast.
When it comes to performance SUVs, Europe has a strong hold on the market with the Cayenne Turbo S, BMW X5 M, ML63 AMG, and others. They’re fast, refined, and exciting. But, America has its own SUV that’s ready to slug it out with the best of them and isn’t afraid to spin it’s COR Cinco forged wheels and burn some rubber in the process.
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a straightforward SUV. It’s big, has a refined interior, and a brutal, American V-8 that hammers the pavement with power. The second-generation SRT8 model features a potent naturally-aspirated 6.4-liter V-8 engine with 465 horsepower and 465 lb-ft. of torque. The team at Automotive Connoisseur Group has taken things a step further with COR Wheels and some engine upgrades that unleash the beast.
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To start things off, Automotive Connoisseur Group upgraded the 6.4-liter HEMI engine with a few goodies to ensure its bark matched its bite. The stock exhaust system was removed and replaced with a custom-fabricated header-back system that optimizes backpressure and emits a fierce roar at the touch of the throttle. A new custom-fabricated cold air intake system was also installed to improve airflow and draw cooler air into each of the eight combustion chambers. The result of the upgrades is a dyno-certified 365 horsepower and 366 lb-ft. of torque to the wheels.
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That’s a massive improvement over the stock figures, but it’s worthless unless that 365 whp is spinning COR Cinco forged wheels. Automotive Connoisseur Group opted to install a set of Cinco forged wheels on the black performance SUV in a wide 22 x 10 stance for the front and rear axles. Each of the forged aluminum alloy wheels were equipped with 305/35/22 Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta performance tires to achieve greater traction for the mighty 6.4-liter HEMI. The finishing touch for the COR wheels was a slick satin black center finish and gloss black outer rim to match the metallic black exterior paint of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 with COR Cinco forged wheels and upgraded HEMI engine will surely knock the socks off its European competition.
Images courtesy Automotive Connoisseur Group
Vehicle: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Wheels: COR Cinco
Finish: Satin Black centers with Gloss Black Outer Rim
Front & Rear Wheels: 22×10
Tires: 305/35/22 Vredstein Ultrac Sessanta
Build By: Automotive Connoisseur Group
Phone: 1-877-500-3932 Ext. 2