Photo 1 -- Hemi Engine
A front-wheel-drive compact sedan with 250 lb.-ft. of torque, a full-size pickup truck that reaches nearly 155 mph, and an off-road icon that reportedly gets to 60 mph in less than five clicks. They all exist thanks to DaimlerChrysler’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team of engineers. When it comes to SRT-badged vehicles, it’s all about horsepower, torque, big tires, sticky handling, and in-your-face looks.
Photo 2 -- 300 SRT-8
Filling the 2005 Chrysler 300C SRT-8’s wheel wells are massive 10-spoke, 20 x 9-in. alloy wheels with P245/45R20 front and P255/45R20 rear Z-rated, Goodyear F1 Supercar Performance tires. Behind those you can see the powerful 360-mm vented front discs and 350-mm vented rear disc brakes.
Photo 4 -- 300 SRT-8
In addition to the 6.1-liter Hemi, the 2005 Chrysler 300C SRT-8 includes unique features like body color front and rear fascias, heavy-duty engine cooling, high intensity discharge headlights with washers, and a 276-watt Boston Acoustics sound system with a six-disc CD changer.
Photo 5 -- Charger SRT-8
It just may have one of the most menacing faces sprung from the Big Three in recent years. And with a 425-horsepower Hemi behind it, there’s plenty of muscle to back up the bad attitude. Power for the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT-8 comes from a 6.1-liter V8, with horsepower peaking at 6,200 rpm and 420 lb.-ft. of torque rolling on at 4,800 rpm.
Photo 6 -- Charger SRT-8
Pricing for the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT-8 has not been released, but models will hit dealers’ lots in the last months of 2005. Interior appointments include unique trim, deeply bucketed sport bucket seats with suede inserts and red stitching, and dark-faced gauges with a 180-mph speedometer.
Photo 7 -- Charger SRT-8
With a focus as much on handling as raw power, SRT engineers outfitted the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT-8 with specially tuned shocks, springs and stabilizer bars, while lowering the ride height by half an inch. Five-spoke alloy wheels wear Goodyear Supercar F1 tires measuring 245/45R20 on the front and 255/45R20 on the rear.
Photo 8 -- Crossfire SRT
There are two versions of the 2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 – one is a coupe and the other is a soft-top roadster. Pricing for the SRT-6 coupe starts at $46,095 and the roadster starts at $50,395. Both prices include a $925 destination charge.
Photo 9 -- Crossfire SRT
Power for the 2005 Crossfire SRT-6 comes from a Mercedes-sourced, supercharged, 3.2-liter V6 engine featuring 18 valves and single overhead cams. Horsepower is rated at 330 at 6,100 rpm and torque comes in at 310 lb.-ft. at 3,500 rpm.
Photo 10 -- Crossfire SRT
Among the many standard features unique to the 2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 are an Autostick five-speed manually interactive transmission, a performance tuned suspension, multi-spoke SRT alloy wheels, and vented disc brakes that are 30-mm larger in front and 22-mm larger in the rear compared to those found on standard Crossfire models.
Photo 11 -- Jeep SRT-8
Available as a 2006 model, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 marks the first time this rugged off-road brand has worn a badge from the Street and Racing Technology group. To warrant such an honor, this Grand Cherokee features a revised suspension and four-wheel-drive system and, of course, a big Hemi engine.
Photo 12 -- Jeep SRT-8
Hemi engines come in regular and extra strength varieties, displacing 5.7-liters and 6.1-liters, respectively. The 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 is powered by the regular strength Hemi, offering 415 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 410 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,800 rpm. Company officials claim that’s enough to get this Jeep to 60 mph in less than five seconds. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard.
Photo 13 -- Jeep SRT-8
Stopping power for the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 is provided by 360-mm vented front discs, 350-mm solid rear discs, and Brembo calipers. ABS is standard. Goodyear Eagle RS Z-rated run-flat tires, measuring 255/45R20 in front and 285/40R20 in back, help keep the Grand Cherokee SRT-8 stuck to the pavement.
Photo 14 -- Magnum SRT
Yeah, it’s got a Hemi. In fact, it’s got the biggest Hemi currently available. Motivation for the 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 comes from a 6.1-liter V8 that provides 425 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,800 rpm. The block is cast iron and the cylinder heads are aluminum. A five-speed automatic transmission with Dodge’s Autostick manually interactive feature is standard.
Photo 15 -- Magnum SRT
Among the many unique features found on the 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 are steering wheel mounted audio controls, adjustable foot pedals, a trip computer, sport bucket seats wrapped in leather and suede with red stitching, and carbon fiber interior trim.
Photo 16 -- Magnum SRT
Handling for the 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 is bolstered by performance tuned rack-and-pinion steering and suspension, as well as 20-inch alloy wheels wearing front P245/45R20 and rear P255/45R20 Z-rated Goodyear F1 tires. Braking is courtesy of Brembo, with vented discs measuring 360-mm in front and 350-mm out back.
Photo 17 -- Neon SRT-4
It’s a wonderful world where $21,295 (including a $595 destination charge) buys a pocket rocket pushing 230 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and a 250 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,200 rpm. Those are the numbers offered up by the 2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4, courtesy of a turbocharged, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. With the one and only available transmission, a five-speed manual, the EPA suggests that the SRT-4 is capable of up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Your results may, and more likely certainly will, differ.
Photo 18 -- Neon SRT-4
Street and Racing Technology vehicles are about more than powerful engines. The 2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 features 280-mm front vented disc brakes, 270-mm solid rear discs, a front limited slip differential, a functional hood scoop, a fully independent suspension with performance tuning and front and rear stabilizer bars, and sticky P205/50R17 Y-rated B.F. Goodrich KDW II performance tires wrapped around 17-in. alloy wheels.
Photo 19 -- Neon SRT-4
Despite the affordable price, the 2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 comes with a healthy list of standard creature comforts. Such items include air conditioning, power door locks with remote entry, power mirrors, an anti-theft system, a leather steering wheel, power windows, and a split-folding rear bench seat.
Photo 20 -- Ram SRT-10
According to Guinness World Records, the Dodge Ram SRT-10 marked itself as the fastest production truck in 2004, with a top speed of nearly 155 miles per hour. Such extraordinary velocity is thanks to an 8.3-liter V10, the same beast that powers the Dodge Viper. Power is rated at 500 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 525 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,200 rpm.
Photo 21 -- Ram SRT-10
Dodge offers the Ram SRT-10 in two body styles, a Regular cab and a Quad Cab. The 5,100-lb. Regular cab provides seating for up to three passengers while returning 9 mpg in the city and 15 mpg on the highway. Quad Cab models offer accommodations for up to six people and yield 9 mpg in the city and 12 mpg on the highway. Better to go with the Quad Cab and a full load of passengers – with mileage like that, you’ll need the extra muscle for a push to the next filling station.
Photo 22 -- Ram SRT-10
In addition to the number of doors, the 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Regular cab and Quad Cab models come standard with different transmissions – the Regular cab features a six-speed manual, while the Quad Cab comes with a four-speed automatic. The Quad Cab also obviously comes with a rear seat, yet lacks the Regular cab’s standard tonneau cover.
Photo 23 -- Viper SRT-10
Among the standard features on the 2005 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Convertible are Brembo brakes measuring 355-mm in front and back, ABS, aluminum roll bars, an oil pressure gauge, and a limited slip rear differential. There’s also a tire pressure monitor tied to front P275/35R18 and rear P345/30R19 Z-rated Michelin Pilot Sport run flat tires.
Photo 24 -- Viper SRT-10
Due to arrive at your local dealer in the latter half of 2005, the 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe features a double-bubble fixed hardtop, revised door glass and rear quarter panels, and an integrated rear spoiler.
Photo 25 -- Viper SRT-10
Under the hood of the 2005 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Convertible and the 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe is an all-aluminum 8.3-liter, 20-valve V10 engine that cranks out 500 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 525 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,200 rpm. All Vipers are equipped with a six-speed manual transmission.
Photos courtesy of Daimler Chrysler