Chrysler SRT Brand
The big news from Chrysler’s SRT works is not a new model, but that SRT is now a separate brand. Much like Ram, Street and Racing Technology has now become a standalone marque of the Chrysler Group. The mission is still the same however, and that’s to make the ultimate performing Chrysler vehicles.
The brand is launching with 4 2012 models, mostly revisions of current Chrysler products. They include the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, Dodge Charger SRT8, Chrysler 300 SRT8, and the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.
Regardless of which model you choose, under the hood you’ll find the latest HEMI V8. Now displacing 6.4-liters, it rates 470-horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque in all models except for the Grand Cherokee, which gets a slightly reduced 465 units of torque.
From there upgrades are model specific, but include the usual suspension tweaks and beefier brakes. More aggressive, but functional exterior styling is also part of the package, as are interior upgrades to both inspire more confidence as well as give the vehicles a premium feel. This is just the start of the new SRT brand, and there will be more announcements of new products coming soon.
Prices range from just under $45,000 for the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 to $55,000 for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, and all are available now.
Engine: HEMI V8
Price: Just under $45,000 - $55,000