2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Exhaust Note Revealed [Video]

Our friends over at Left Lane News have grabbed the first video of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 clearing its pipes, and just like the last version, it sounds downright mean.

Unveiled at the 2011 New York Auto Show, the fastest Jeep packs a 6.4L Hemi V8 with 465 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. 60 mph comes up in 4.8 seconds, and the Cherokee is also capable of pulling 0.9 G on the skidpad. Jeep’s traditional 4-wheel drive system is replaced with an AWD setup that can send 100 percent of power to one rear wheel if needed.

Hit the jump to check out the video of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 revving its engine, and don’t forget to turn up your speakers.

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Scion FR-S Lets Us Hear Its Boxer Exhaust Note [Video]

The Scion FR-S, née Toyota FT-86 II Concept, Subaroyota, etc, finally gets a chance to open up its pipes for us in this exclusive video.

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2012 Kia Rio Video: First Look at Kia's New 40-MPG Compact

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Fiat 500 Cabriolet Video: First Look at the Cinquecento Convertible

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2012 Kia Soul Video: First Look at the More Powerful and Efficient Soul

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2011 New York Auto Show Video Wrapup

A much larger event than in past years, the 2011 New York Auto Show had important debuts from most every automaker. Most notable among the reveals was the Scion FR-S sports car that will go on sale in the U.S. next year.

Small cars played prominently with a new Nissan Versa, Honda Civic, Subaru Impreza, Volkswagen Beetle, Fiat 500 Cabriolet, Kia Sou l, Kia Rio Sedan, Hyundai Accent, Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec and even a new compact car concept from Mercedes, the A-Class Concept.

High performance models were still represented with the Chrysler 300 SRT8 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, plus Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe.

Plus, this year’s 2011 World Car of the Year award went to the Nissan Leaf.

See all the videos after the jump and get all the 2011 New York Auto Show news here:

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2012 Subaru Impreza Video: First Look at Subie's 36-MPG Compact

Debuting the new 2012 Impreza at the New York Auto Show, Subaru has followed through on a larger plan to deliver vehicles that better suit the demands of customers, with toned-down styling and more interior room. Plus, like all new compact cars, fuel economy has increased significantly.

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Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Video: First Look From the New York Auto Show

Joining the C-Class, C-Class Coupe and C63 AMG Sedan, the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe is powered by the same 6.2-liter V8 from the sedan, making 451-hp and a serious 443 lb-ft of torque and can hit 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Video: First Look at the Most Powerful Jeep Ever

Calling it, “the most powerful and technologically advanced Jeep ever,” Jeep brand CEO Mike Manley today unveiled the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 at the New York Auto Show. And he isn’t kidding.

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New York 2011: Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec Live Photos

The Chevrolet Sonic actually looks like a good vehicle, and not just in relative terms to the outgoing Aveo that it replaces. In a classic case of misplaced good intentions, Chevrolet decided to take things up a level with their Sonic Z-Spec package, that combines questionable visual patterns with the color palette of a Creamsicle.

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2012 Kia Rio Sedan Debuts With 138-HP, 40-MPG and Start-Stop Technology [New York 2011]

There are a lot of important points to make about the all-new 2012 Kia Rio Sedan, but the most surprising is that it will be the first in the sub-compact segment to feature start-stop technology. Called Idle Stop and Go (ISG for short), the Rio will completely shut off its gasoline engine when at a stop and immediately restart it just before the gas pedal is pressed.

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Fiat 500 Cabrio Priced From $19,500 [New York 2011]

After re-launching in North America last year, Fiat has just introduced its second model to our shores, the 500 Cabrio. A ‘convertible’ version of the 500 hatchback, the Cabrio is a different sort of drop-top as it retains the factory roof structure, but with a retractable material top instead of sheetmetal. Because of that structure, the 500 Cabrio is unique in that it offers the exact same interior room as the original hatchback. Yet another advantage is that the material roof can be operated at speed of up to 60 mph.

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2012 Kia Soul Updated With More Powerful and Efficient Engines, LED Lights [New York 2011]

The car the launched Kia‘s transformation from an auto industry back-marker to a legitimate brand, the Soul has received a list of mid-cycle upgrades for 2012.

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Chevrolet Volt Wins World Green Car Of The Year Award

The Chevrolet Volt won the World Green Car of the Year award at the 2011 New York Auto Show, beating out the Nissan Leaf and BMW 320d for the title.

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2013 Chevy Malibu Eco Gets EAssist Hybrid Tech and 38-MPG [2011 NYAS]

The new 2013 Malibu may have already been revealed in Shanghai, but Chevy still had one surprise in store for the car’s showing at the New York Auto Show. Before the new 2.5-liter 4-cylinder model hits dealers, Chevy will first roll out an Eco model using the eAssist technology borrowed from Buick.

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