Legendary NASCAR driver and off-road pilot Robby Gordon has been invited to attend the Bullrun Live Rally commonly know as, “The Bullrun”. One of the most glamorous (perhaps second only to the Gumball) of high-end luxury automotive rallies, it’s limited to 100 entries consisting of the finest high-end cars in the world taking on an epic eight day rally race across the US. In the past, the Bullrun has attracted celebrities such as Dennis Rodman, Hayden Christensen, Bam Margera and Kim Kardashian.
Robby Gordon is partnering with Jeep and will drive the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 from Las Vegas to Miami.
“I’m really excited to be participating in the 2011 Bullrun. It’s basically a modern day ‘Cannonball Run’ just set up like the Dakar Rally. It’s run on public highways within speed limits, but the guy that gets there first still wins. It’s very fitting for SPEED Energy and I’m able to do it with our great partners, Dodge, Jeep and Toyo Tires,” explained Gordon.
Robby Gordon and 2012 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8® secure second place in 2011 Bullrun.
Last week, accomplished driver Robby Gordon embarked on the famed 2011 Bullrun Rally in the all-new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Stretching from Las Vegas to Miami, cars and drivers alike are put through their paces in the 8-day rally. Despite its intensity, Robby completed the race in second place overall.
Surrounded by a field of high-dollar sports cars, Robby’s ride fit right in. The SRT8’s new 6.4L V-8 HEMI® sends no less than 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque to each corner. When Robby’s right foot isn’t pressed flat on the floor, Fuel Saver Technology deactivates four cylinders improving highway fuel economy by as much as 13 percent over the previous generation model.
Competing in a field of 100 cars, Robby consistently finished near the top ten through each leg of the race. His performance is a true testament to the 2012 Jeep SRT8’s abilities and robust components. Head over to Robby’s site for a full rundown of the rally.