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Here's Another Reason To Love The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

It all comes down to one feature.

Although there are some cases in which it doesn’t seem too useful, launch control is almost undeniably one of the coolest features of high-performance vehicles. Whether it’s being used to aid the Nissan GT-R’s already amazing acceleration or helping the Lamborghini Aventador in drag races, launch control is an excellent way to avoid spinning your wheels while also reducing the chance of damage to your transmission or clutch.A lesser-known fact is that there’s a Jeep that has it too, and it’s just as thrilling in action as it is on supercars.

In 2013, Jeep announced that the 2014 model year Grand Cherokee SRT would come standard with launch control. The unique thing about Jeep’s launch control is that it is still successful in providing rapid acceleration despite being featured on a fairly heavy vehicle. The new 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT continues this fantastic trend. It makes power from a beastly 6.4-liter V8, putting out 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Official pricing for the Grand Cherokee SRT (non-Hellcat version) has yet to be released. It's expected to be close to last year, though, when the launch control-touting monster had a base price of $65,490. It’ll get you from a full stop to 60 mph in under 4.6 seconds.

Credit goes to the YouTube channel “Cars Compilations” for putting together this jaw-dropping display of brutal exhaust notes and rapid acceleration.

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