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Street & Racing Technology (SRT)
Type Division
Industry
Fate Absorbed under the Dodge brand in May 4, 2014 Press Conference
Founded Michigan, U.S.
Headquarters Detroit, Michigan, United States
Area served United States
Key people Ralph Gilles President and CEO
Products Performance Vehicles
Owner(s) Chrysler LLC
Website www.driveSRT.com
This article is about the Chrysler LLC sport vehicles. For other uses, see SRT.
SRT-4 emblem
SRT-6 emblem
SRT-8 emblem
SRT-10 emblem

Street & Racing Technology (commonly called SRT) is a high-performance automobile group within Chrysler LLC. 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.[1] The other SRT models have recorded quarter mile performances from 12.8 seconds[2] 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).[3]

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[4] implemented a plan to turn SRT into a separate brand under the Chrysler Group umbrella.[5] 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.[6]

Current vehicles[edit]

Vehicle Type Engine 0–60 m/h (0–97 km/h) Quarter-Mile Photo
Dodge Challenger SRT-8
2011-Present
SRT-8 6.4L Chrysler V8 392 Hemi Engine 470hp 4.5s[7] 12.6 s Dodge Challenger SRT8 2011.png
Chrysler 300C SRT-8
2012-Present
SRT-8 6.4L Chrysler V8 392 Hemi Engine 470hp 4.5s[8] 13.0s Chrysler300SRT8-6.4.jpg
Dodge Charger SRT-8
2012-Present
SRT-8 6.4L Chrysler V8 392 Hemi Engine 470hp 4.6s[9] 12.8 s DodgeChargerSRT8-6.4.jpg
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8
2012-Present[10]
SRT-8 6.4L Chrysler V8 392 Hemi Engine 470hp 4.8s[11] 13.3s JeepGrandCherokeeSRT8-6.4.jpg
SRT Viper
2013-Present[12]
SRT-10 8.4L V10 Chrysler Viper Engine 640hp 3.3s[13] 11.1 s 2013 SRT Viper -- 2012 NYIAS.JPG

Previous vehicles[edit]

Vehicle Type Engine 0–60 m/h (0–100 km/h) Quarter-Mile Photo
Dodge Neon SRT-4
2003-2005
SRT-4 Turbocharged 2.4L I4 Chrysler Neon Engine 215hp ('03) / 230hp ('04-05) 5.6s ('03)[14]
5.3s ('04-05)[15]
14.2s ('03)
13.9s ('04-05)
Dodge SRT-4.jpg
Dodge Caliber SRT-4
2008-2009
SRT-4 Turbocharged World 285hp 6.2s[16] 14.6s Dodge Caliber SRT4.JPG
Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6
2005-2006
SRT-6 Supercharged 3.2L V6 E32 Mercedes-Benz AMG Engine 350hp 4.8s[17] 12.8s 2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT6 AeroBlue-right.jpg
Chrysler 300C SRT-8
2005-2010
SRT-8 6.1L Chrysler V8 Hemi Engine 425hp 4.7s[18] 13.2s Chrysler 300C SRT8 6.1 front 20100801.jpg
Dodge Magnum SRT-8
2005-2008
SRT-8 6.1L Chrysler V8 Hemi Engine 425hp 5.6s[19] 13.7s 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 DC.JPG
Dodge Charger SRT-8
2006-2010
SRT-8 6.1L Chrysler V8 Hemi Engine 425hp 5.4s[20] 13.5s Black Charger SRT.JPG
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8
2006-2010
SRT-8 6.1L Chrysler V8 Hemi Engine 420hp 5.2s[21] 13.49s '05-'07 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8.jpg
Dodge Challenger SRT-8
2008-2010
SRT-8 6.1L Chrysler V8 Hemi Engine 425hp 5.3s[22] 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[23] 12.2s Dodge Viper SRT-10.JPG
Dodge Ram SRT-10
2004-2006
SRT-10 8.3L V10 Chrysler Viper Engine 510hp 5.4s[24] 13.8s Dodge Ram SRT-10.jpg
Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR
2008-2010
SRT-10 8.4L V10 Chrysler Viper Engine 600hp 3.4s[25] 11.6s DodgeViperACRback.jpg

Future vehicles[edit]

Engines gallery[edit]

SRT in China[edit]

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. [28]

Chrysler Group Leadership Changes (May 4th, 2014)[edit]

Chrysler's Press Release After two years of SRT as an independent division, the recently formed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles "FCA" announced 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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