This Dakota Can’t “Jeep” Up with this SRT8
There’s a whole lot of things in this video open to best guesses. For instance, while the “Jeep SRT8” (let’s assume it’s a Grand Cherokee and not some other seven-slat creation with a transplanted engine) from which the footage is shot is stated to be turbocharged, what’s under the hood of the Dakota is a mystery. Horsepower ratings for both vehicles are also unknown.
It’s even unclear which Chrysler product is running nitrous. On one hand, the purge hiss sounds close enough to be coming from the Jeep. On the other hand, that red pickup does get off to quite an impressive start. What a head-scratcher.
However, there’s no confusion as to which drag racer wins this match. The SUV runs away from the single-cab as if it were standing still. See for yourself in the video below.