All wheel drive and launch mode should be banned in drag races. Because traction of this level makes it look too easy. At a recent event hosted by import2race.com, an unlikely lineup made for impressive acceleration. The far lane was occupied by a late model Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet. In stock form it was rated at 552 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, but this car is probably upgraded. You might wonder who brings a Jeep Grand Cherokee to a drag strip, but this is not your grandfather’s Willys.
Using the same 6.4-liter Hemi V8 as the Challenger and Charger SRT 392 models, it sends 475 hp and 470 lb-ft through a trail rated 4WD system. The Jeep SRT8 has an adjustable launch control but it weighs almost 4,900 lbs. Weight isn’t an issue if your opponent is asleep at the lights, but aerodynamics might play a part on the top end. Somebody had traction issues, but 10 second cars can be hard to launch in any situation. Everyone has been guilty of bad reaction times at least once, and nothing beats the feeling of shaming the other lane near the finish line. Tell us who should have won in the comments below and stay with us for more heads up 1/4 mile action.
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