In recent months, the Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram blog has been exploring the histories of our favorite automotive brands. Up this month? The history of SRT.
SRT, which stands for Street & Racing technology, is the high-performance arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, giving streetcars that racing edge. SRT was originally developed to help design the recently retired Dodge Viper; back then, it was called Team Viper. When the experts at Team Viper also lent a hand with the evolution of the Plymouth Prowler (with Team Prowler), the two teams merged into Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE), which was renamed Performance Vehicle Operations (PVO) in early 2002. It wasn’t until 2004 — and after a lot of names — that SRT was born.
SRT has had a hand in some of FCA’s fastest, most powerful, and most famous vehicles. Recent collaborations include the Chrysler 300C SRT8, the Dodge Charger Hellcat, the Dodge Viper SRT, and the Dodge Challenger Demon, which can reach a quarter mile in just 9.65 seconds.
In its short history, SRT has produced six engines, ranging from four cylinders to 10. The 10-cylinder engine has only appeared in two vehicles: the Dodge Viper and the Ram 1500 SRT-10. SRT continues to push the boundaries in engine development. We can’t wait to see what it comes up with next.
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