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2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude Announced Along with USA Basketball Partnership

At a media briefing last Friday in Santa Monica, Jeep announced the kick-off of a marketing campaign pairing the new limited edition 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude with USA Basketball. Best known for its Olympic medal pursuits, most recently in 2008, USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men's and women's basketball in the United States.

Based on the Unlimited Sahara model, the  2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude takes on a more monochromatic appearance with body-color matched fenders, hardtop and the center sections of the front and rear bumpers. The available colors include Deep Cherry Red, Black, Bright White and Bright Silver Metallic.

The Top 10 Modified Tuner Cars of 2011

A new year is very nearly upon us (and in some parts of the world, it already is), and while it’s a good time to look forward to what 2012 will bring, it’s also a good time to take stock of 2011’s happenings. Modified and tuned vehicles are, if you haven’t noticed, near and dear to our heart, and the last 364 days have seen some downright dandies debut. But if we listed all the tuner cars, trucks and SUVs that scratched our itch, you’d be reading until at least half your friends and family broke their resolutions. Ergo, we’ve decided to cap this list of 2011’s top tuned rides at 10, meaning that only the cream of the last 52 weeks’ crop made the cut. Here they are…

Hennessey Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 is a Supercar Slaying Sleigh

  Not about to let the Germans monopolize the crazy-fast SUV market, Jeep is just now beginning to roll the second generation Grand Cherokee SRT-8 into showrooms. The Hemi V8 is bigger (6.4L) and brawnier (465 horsepower) than the one in the first generation model (offered between 2006 and 2010), and the chassis is even more adept at corner carving. In short, it's now an even sportier utility vehicle.   Unfortunately, it's still noticeably down on power relative to the likes of the BMW X5 M, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, and the freshly-redesigned Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG. Maybe Chrysler isn't interested in joining the 500+ horsepower SUV club, but a lot of potential Grand Cherokee SRT-8 buyers are. Luckily for these folks, Hennessey (the tuner, not the winery) is gearing up to produce a limited run of titanically powerful SRT-8s that will challenge foes far more formidable than other hot rod 4x4s.