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Grand Cherokee SRT vs Silence Twister

Stunt inspired by the HEMI engine's fighter plane heritage

A 6.4-litre engine?

Yes indeedy. Turns out that the V8 HEMI (hemispherical combustion chamber) engine housed in the current Grand Cherokee SRT originates from the engine used in the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter.

As we’re both car and plane fanatics here at Adventure 52, we thought we’d share this video of a Grand Cherokee SRT racing a Silence Twister around a course at Blyton Park in Lincolnshire.

The Grand Cherokee SRT was driven by Ed Morris – the youngest ever British driver to compete at Le Mans 24 hour – while the Silence Twister was flown by Peter Wells, an accomplished aerobatic pilot and someone I met when I worked for Pilot magazine.

The starting price for a Grand Cherokee SRT is £66,865 OTR.

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About the author: Dan Tye

Dan came up with the idea for Adventure 52 after meeting so many like-minded people who love all kinds of adventure activities. He started out as pilot in the RAF, has worked as a ski instructor and has spent the past 12 years as an editor and journalist for motorcycling, aviation and adventure magazines.