Ferrari-themed 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 presented to Alonso and Massa

Scuderia Ferrari Formual One drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Masssa were both delivered their own custom versions of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

SRT Brand and Motorsports Director of Marketing and Operations Beth Paretta handed over the keys to the drivers at the Fiorano circuit in Maranello, Italy, yesterday.

The exclusive 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 models received a special SRT exterior treatment; taking design inspiration from Ferrari styling, coated in Rosso Corsa colored paint. The grille is painted matte black with red inserts, a black racing stripe has been added, and the mirrors are capped in carbon fiber. An Italian flag was painted on the underside of the rear spoiler, as well.

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A set of custom, forged aluminum 20-inch wheels have been fitted to the Grand Cherokee models, which have also been dropped by 1.5 inches all the way around.

On the inside, Ferrari Red leather details were fitted throughout the cabin, with contrast stitching and a yellow-accented instrument panel.

Power for the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 comes from the new V-8 6.4-liter Hemi, which features Fuel Saver technology, making 470-hp and 465 lb-ft of torque, making a 0-62mph time of 4.8 seconds.

“We’re excited and proud to be able to share ‘Ferrari-style’ custom-built versions of the most powerful and best handling Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 ever with two of the most talented drivers in the world,” Paretta said. “We know that both Fernando and Felipe will feel right at home in our ultimate performance SUVs that are identically built with classic Ferrari styling cues and one-of-a-kind Rosso Corsa exteriors. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 brings a combination of Jeep’s world-class capability to the road or the race track along with unparalleled luxury and refinement and advanced innovative technologies for all driving enthusiasts.”

By: Alexandra Koken