AW Spied - Grand Cherokee SRT-8 and Trailblazer SS

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  1. TriShield

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    Future Super Utes? Outing the In-House Tuners

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    AUTOWEEK
    Published Date: 8/16/04

    With this issue of AutoWeek chock full of tuned trucks and sport/utility vehicles, we’d be remiss if we didn’t take a peek at future tuners still in development at the major manufacturers. Here is a handful our spies have spotted in recent weeks:

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    Chrysler has hinted that a performance-tuned Jeep from the company’s Street and Racing Technology shop might be in the works. Judging by these photos of the hot Grand Cherokee SRT on the road, we’d say the project is past the broad hint stage and well on its way to market. Look for the über Jeep to eschew the marque’s legendary off-road prowess, with a lowered suspension and performance-rated tires for superior on-road handling. And yeah, we’re pretty sure it’s got a Hemi—probably the same 6.1-liter 425-hp, 420-lb-ft V8 under the hood of Chrysler’s Pebble Beach beauty.

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    General Motors’ Performance Division tipped its hand with the Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS concept unveiled at the 2002 SEMA show (and shown most recently at the New York auto show in April), a super-tuned version of the everyman SUV. The concept boasts a 6.0-liter 345-hp V8, and we have good reason to believe that the production model debuting in fall 2005 as an ’06 will offer at least that much power.

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    Just to hide the final design?
     
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    i do like the wheels on the jeep tho
     
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    attention whore spied

    at least that's what went through my head :hsd:
     
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    Jeep looks pretty good kinda good.
     
  7. BunnyFrank

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    its pretty clear, that hardlines are coming back in.

    The bubbly designs of the 90s are finally going away.
     
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    Saw a new Grand Cherokee driving down woodward today. :cool:
     
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    No camo - out in plain view.
    so i assume its public now
     
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    man the grand cherokee looks like it put on some seriuous weight. I dont like the sumo look.
     
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