Special Jeep for Ferrari drivers to tackle snow

Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa pose with the special Jeep to tackle the Maranello snow

Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa pose with the special Jeep to tackle the Maranello snow

Feb.3 (Ferrari) Special conditions call for special measures. Unusually, there has been so much snow falling on Maranello these past few days that, this afternoon, Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso each had a special vehicle to get around in.

They were the first two examples of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, the quickest and most powerful Jeep ever built. The cars were handed over to the Scuderia Ferrari drivers by Beth Peretta, Director, Marketing and Operations SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC.

The two cars have special trim, bringing some exclusive styling details and the unmistakeable Rosso Corsa colour which is a distinguishing feature of the cars from the Maranello marque. The two Grand Cherokke SRT8s, personalised for the Scuderia Ferrari champions are the first of the new high performance version of the Jeep flagship to hit Europe, where it will go on sale this summer.

“We are excited and proud to be able to hand over the exclusively personalised “Ferrari-style” versions of the most powerful and fastest Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 of all time to two of the most talented drivers in the world,” said Beth Peretta.

“We are sure Fernando and Felipe will feel perfectly at home at the wheel of these cars that take styling cues from Ferrari with Rosso Corsa bodywork and that represent the pinnacle in terms of performance for the Jeep brand. Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 offers all who love driving a unique combination of the amazing capacity of the Jeep on road and track, with the pinnacle of personalised style and technology.”

Note: Snow has forced the Italian team to cancel the launch event of their new F1 car, and instead conduct the launch over the internet.