Posted on September 23, 2016
How the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT HEMI V8 Raced an Airplane and Won
A Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT recently won a race against an airplane. We knew the Grand Cherokee SRT was fantastic, but Mississauga drivers are as shocked as we are about this incredible news. How does a vehicle beat AN AIRPLANE in a race?
The whole world is in awe of the 1:13:40 lap time achieved by the Grand Cherokee winner. Even more, we’re darn proud of the powerful HEMI V8 engine that sits inside the beautiful Grand Cherokee SRT, and the way it surges to 257 kilometres per hour in just a few seconds!
Lincolnshire, UK was where the incredible race took place and the Jeep was driven by a young British Le Mans driver, Ed Morris. Peter Wells, the plane pilot is a specialist aerobatic pilot who is an expert SA1100 Twister flyer.
It was no sweat for the HEMI V8 to reach that top speed, going from 0 to 100kmph in literally 5 seconds. Meanwhile the SA1100 Twister plane took only 4 seconds to go from 0 to 100kmph, doing similar acceleration in the air and reaching 286 km per hour. At first it appeared that it might be a bit unfair, since both started from a standstill and the Jeep gets more power going. But it evened out soon enough, since the plane carries a single person with no luggage and the Grand Cherokee SRT carries up to five with plenty of gear.
Congratulations to the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and the HEMI V8 engine!