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Srt

Street & Racing Technology (commonly called SRT) is a high-performance automobile group within Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

SRT began as "Team Viper" to develop the Dodge Viper. It later merged with "Team Prowler", the developers of the Plymouth Prowler, to become Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE). This was renamed Performance Vehicle Operations (PVO). Since all PVO vehicles used the SRT name, it was decided in 2004 to use that name for the development group as well. SRT heavily tunes and produces vehicles for the Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep brands.

The naming convention used by SRT for its models are indicative of the vehicle's engine type. The number that follows the "SRT" prefix denotes the number of engine cylinders the vehicle has. For example: the Chrysler 300C SRT8 has a 6.1 liter Hemi V-8; Therefore, the SRT version is known as the Chrysler 300C SRT-8. Similarly, the Dodge Viper SRT-10 along with the Dodge Ram SRT-10 had an 8.3 L V-10.

Currently the fastest SRT production models are the 2015 Hellcat Charger with a quarter mile of 11.0 seconds and the 2015 Hellcat Challenger with 11.2 seconds. 2013 Dodge Viper SRT-10 series with a recorded quarter mile time of 11.1 seconds. The other SRT models have recorded quarter mile performances from 12.8 seconds for the AMG-based Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 to the Dodge Neon SRT-4 at 13.9 seconds.

Chrysler released the 6.4L Hemi engine in early 2011. New SRT-8 versions have 392 HEMI (6.4L) engine, rated at 470 hp (350 kW) and 470 lb·ft (637 N·m).

The new engine is used in the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8, Chrysler 300 SRT8 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. With the improved engine, current SRT8 model are not only faster than the previous model, but also has better fuel efficiency than the previous one.

In 2012 Chrysler implemented a plan to turn SRT into a separate brand under the Chrysler Group umbrella. During the 2013 and 2014 model years, the Dodge Viper was sold under the model name SRT Viper. In May 2014, the SRT brand was re-consolidated under Dodge, with former SRT CEO Ralph Gilles continuing as senior vice president of product design and also as the CEO and president of Motorsports.

In the late 2014, Chrysler announced a new variant of the SRT named "SRT Hellcat"

Type

Division
Industry Automotive industry
Motorsport & Performance
Fate Absorbed under Dodge
Founded Michigan, U.S.
Headquarters Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Area served

United States

Key people

Ralph Gilles President and CEO
Products Performance Vehicles
Owner Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Parent Chrysler
Website DriveSRT.com

Current vehicles

Vehicle Type Engine 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) Quarter-Mile Photo
Dodge Challenger SRT
2015-Present
SRT 392 6.4L Chrysler V8 392 Hemi Engine 485 hp 4.5s 12.6 s Dodge Challenger SRT8 2011.png
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
2015-Present
SRT Hellcat 6.2L Supercharger Chrysler V8 Hemi 707 hp 3.6s 11.2s  
Dodge Charger SRT
2015-Present
SRT 392 6.4L Chrysler V8 392 Hemi Engine 485 hp 4.6s 12.8 s DodgeChargerSRT8-6.4.jpg
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
2015-Present
SRT Hellcat 6.2L Supercharger Chrysler V8 Hemi 707 hp 3.7s 11.0s  
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8
2012-Present
SRT-8 6.4L Chrysler V8 392 Hemi Engine 485 hp 4.8s 13.3s JeepGrandCherokeeSRT8-6.4.jpg
Dodge Viper
2012-Present
SRT-10 8.4L V10 Chrysler Viper Engine 640 hp 3.2s 11.4s 2013 SRT Viper -- 2012 NYIAS.JPG

Previous vehicles

Vehicle Type Engine 0–60 mph (0–100 km/h) Quarter-Mile Photo
Dodge Charger SRT-82012-2014 SRT-8 6.4L/392 Apache Chrysler V8 Hemi Engine 470hp 4.6s 12.8s  
Dodge Challenger SRT-82011-2014 SRT-8 6.4L/392 Apache Chrysler V8 Hemi Engine 470hp 4.5 sec 12.9s  
Dodge Neon SRT-4
2003-2005
SRT-4 2.4L I4 Turbocharger Chrysler Neon Engine 215 hp ('03) / 230 hp ('04-05) 5.6s ('03)
5.3s ('04-05)
14.2s ('03)
13.9s ('04-05)
Dodge SRT-4.jpg
Dodge Caliber SRT-4
2008-2009
SRT-4 2.4L I4 Turbocharger World 285 hp 6.2s 14.6s Dodge Caliber SRT4.JPG
Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6
2005-2006
SRT-6 3.2L V6 C32 Supercharger Mercedes-Benz AMG Engine 350 hp 4.8s 12.8s 2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT6 AeroBlue-right.jpg
Chrysler 300C SRT-8
2005-2010
SRT-8 6.1L Chrysler V8 Hemi Engine 425 hp 4.7s 13.2s Chrysler 300C SRT8 6.1 front 20100801.jpg
Dodge Magnum SRT-8
2005-2008
SRT-8 6.1L Chrysler V8 Hemi Engine 425 hp 5.6s 13.7s 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 DC.JPG
Dodge Charger SRT-8
2006-2010
SRT-8 6.1L Chrysler V8 Hemi Engine 425 hp 5.4s 13.5s Black Charger SRT.JPG
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8
2006-2010
SRT-8 6.1L Chrysler V8 Hemi Engine 420 hp 5.2s 13.49s '05-'07 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8.jpg
Dodge Challenger SRT-8
2008-2010
SRT-8 6.1L Chrysler V8 Hemi Engine 425 hp 5.3s 13.6s Dodge Challenger SRT8 va orange-f.jpg
Dodge Viper SRT-10
2003-2006
SRT-10 8.3L V10 Chrysler Viper Engine 510HP 4.2s 12.2s Dodge Viper SRT-10.JPG
Dodge Ram SRT-10
2004-2006
SRT-10 8.3L V10 Chrysler Viper Engine 510 hp 5.4s 13.8s Dodge Ram SRT-10.jpg
Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR
2008-2010
SRT-10 8.4L V10 Chrysler Viper Engine 600 hp 3.4s 11.6s DodgeViperACRback.jpg
SRT Viper
2013-2014
SRT-10 8.4L V10 Chrysler Viper Engine 640 hp 3.3s 11.1 s 2013 SRT Viper -- 2012 NYIAS.JPG

Future vehicles

  • Dodge Dart SRT

SRT in China

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 is being sold in China by dealer import methods. Due to increasing interest in American muscle cars, dealers are considering also importing the Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT-8 into China.

Chrysler Group leadership changes

After two years of SRT as an independent division, the recently formed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles "FCA" announced on May 4, 2014, that the SRT family of vehicles will be consolidated under the Dodge brand. This includes renaming the "SRT Viper" back again to the legendary "Dodge Viper". This will expand the Dodge lineup to focus it as a performance-dedicated brand.

 

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