Video: 1000hp Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 vs 850hp Switzer Nissan GT-R

When an SUV goes up against a range of supercars in a mile drag race, you know it’s not going to be an ordinary SUV. As is the case with this Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, which has a supercharged V8 engine producing 1000hp.

The guys at DragTimesInfo in Russia have put together another one of their epic races, this time including a 1000hp Jeep versus an Audi R8 V10. After that, they pitch the Jeep up against a tuned Switzer Nissan GT-R with 850hp, and then a BMW X6 M tuned by Evotec with 620hp.

Under the bonnet of the Jeep sits a stroker version of the 6.1-litre HEMI V8, expanded out to 7.2 litres, with a supercharger pushing air through a front-mounted intercooler and into the engine to provide 1000hp. By the sounds of it, it features a centrifugal-type under-bonnet blower.

We won’t spoil the results on you. Take a look at the video below for all three runs. That Jeep is one beast of an SUV charging down the straight. Great shots too.

Brett Davis

Brett is currently the editor at PerformanceDrive and a co-founder. He is an expert in handling and performance. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After earning a degree in journalism he started his career as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine and then moved on to CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.