Jeep’s Grand Cherokee SRT gets a few updates for the 2015 model year, including a bump in output to 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, up from the 2014 model’s 470 hp and 465 lb-ft. Also new is a special edition model called the Red Vapor, which made its debut last week at the 2014 Paris Auto Show.
The special Grand Cherokee SRT gets a number of distinct exterior and interior touches and is available in three different colors: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat and Redline Red Pearl Clear Coat, the latter of which is featured in our live photos gallery. Other special touches include 20-inch Goliath-style wheels, gloss black detailing, backlit SRT logos, cabin accents in red, and a custom engine cover.
In addition to the increase in power and the Red Vapor special edition, 2015 also sees the Grand Cherokee SRT receive an Active Noise Canceling system. Using the vehicle audio system and four microphones located in the cabin, the system helps reduce outside noise, allowing for a more relaxing and refined ride.
All 2015 Grand Cherokee SRT come with a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8, eight-speed automatic, Pirelli tires (either Scorpion Verde all-season or available Pirelli P Zero three-season), Brembo brakes (six-piston up front and four-piston in the rear), Selec-Track adjustable suspension with Bilstein dampers, and a 7,200-lb towing capacity.
In terms of performance, owners can expect 0-60 mph acceleration in just 4.8 seconds and a quarter mile time in the mid-13s. Top speed, meanwhile, is 160 mph.
For more from the 2014 Paris Auto Show, head to our dedicated hub.