Street & Racing Technology
|Fate||Absorbed under Dodge|
|Headquarters||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Area served||United States|
|Key people||Ralph Gilles President and CEO|
Street & Racing Technology (commonly called SRT) is a high-performance automobile group within Chrysler Group. 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 has a 6.1L 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 8.3L V-10.
Currently the fastest SRT production models are the 2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 series with a recorded quarter mile time of 11.7 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 Caliber SRT-4 at 14.6 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 of 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.
|Vehicle||Type||Engine||0–60 m/h (0–97 km/h)||Quarter-Mile||Photo|
|Dodge Challenger SRT-8
|SRT-8||6.4L Chrysler V8 392 Hemi Engine 470hp||4.5s||12.6 s|
|Chrysler 300C SRT-8
|SRT-8||6.4L Chrysler V8 392 Hemi Engine 470hp||4.5s||13.0s|
|Dodge Charger SRT-8
|SRT-8||6.4L Chrysler V8 392 Hemi Engine 470hp||4.6s||12.8 s|
|Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8
|SRT-8||6.4L Chrysler V8 392 Hemi Engine 470hp||4.8s||13.3s|
|SRT-10||8.4L V10 Chrysler Viper Engine 645hp||TBD||TBD|
- Dodge Dart SRT
A Chrysler DOHC 2.4 Neon Turbo engine, in Dodge Neon SRT-4.
A Turbocharged 2.4L I4 World Engine with 285HP, in Dodge Caliber SRT-4.
Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6's Mercedes-AMG E32 Engine, in Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6.
The 6.1L Hemi V8 Engine, in SRT-8 vehicles (2005-2010).
The 6.4L 392cu Hemi V8 Engine, in SRT-8 vehicles (2011–Present).
The 8.3 Viper V10 Engine, in Dodge Viper SRT-10 and Dodge Ram SRT-10.
The 8.4 Viper V10 Engine with double intake holes and 600HP, in Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR and the concept Dodge Challenger SRT-10.
SRT in China
In contemporary society, the auto market in China is growing at a very high speed, and attracting the attention of most major auto manufacturers. Right now, only the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 is being sold in China by dealer import methods. Accompanied by an increasing number of people interested in American muscle cars, according to autohome.com.cn, 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". In the conference, Chrysler Group made point that Dodge is Chrysler's performance brand. Bringing SRT under the Dodge's umbrella will expand the lineup to make it once again a performance-dedicated brand as it always was.
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- Chrysler's Press Release
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|SRT-4||Dodge SRT-4||Dodge Caliber SRT-4|
|SRT-6||Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6|
|SRT-8||Chrysler 300C SRT-8||Chrysler 300C 392 SRT-8|
|Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8||Jeep Grand Cherokee 392 SRT-8|
|Dodge Magnum SRT-8|
|Dodge Charger SRT-8||Dodge Charger 392 SRT-8|
|Dodge Challenger SRT-8||Dodge Challenger 392 SRT-8|
|SRT-10||Dodge Ram SRT-10|
|Dodge Viper 8.3 SRT-10||Dodge Viper 8.4 SRT-10||SRT Viper|
|Vehicle is only sold under the SRT brand.|