2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test


2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8: F-Bomb

July 31, 2012

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Heard this story from someone at the scene. In the final days of the first-gen JGCSRT8's development, then-Chrysler Group President/CEO Dieter Zetsche came in to see a near-finished prototype. Engineers and designers stood around quietly while the boss did a walkaround and then paused to consider the center-exit exhaust.

Dr. Z stood there for a few silent seconds, thumbing the coolest mustache in the automobile business, while one of the designers talked nervously. He assured The 'Stache that the exhaust was just something they wanted to try, something easily changed.

"We just think it says something," the design guy said.

Dr. Z broke a grin from under his considerable caterpillar and, extending a middle finger, remarked, "Yes, it says something. It says 'f********* you!"

Presumably, our JGCSRT8 says something a little different.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

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