2017 SRT Engines and Models
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SRT vehicles, like the Challenger, Charger former Dodge Viper, are known for powerful engines and high-end performance parts. SRT stands for “street and racing technology” and it is a small group of engineers within FCA that build performance sports and muscle cars and all SRT vehicles are built for high-end performance on the track and on the street. The 2017 model year is the final year for the Dodge Viper, but SRT has put their efforts into perfecting some of the other SRT models and they have introduced a few new models.
Current SRT Models
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There are several 2017 SRT models currently available and they include the Dodge Viper and SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat trims on the Dodge Challenger and Charger lineups.
Both the Charger and the Challenger are available in the SRT 392 trim. The SRT 392 is equipped with the SRT 392 engine, which is a 485-horsepower 6.4-liter (or 392 cubic inches) HEMI V8 engine. In addition to the powerful engine, both SRT 392 models have performance features including Brembo brakes, active exhaust, an upgraded engine cooling system, electric power steering and Bilstein high-performance shocks.
2017 is the last year for the Dodge Viper, so if you are interested in this SRT vehicle you will want to act fast. The Viper is a two-door true sports car that has been produced by Dodge since 1992. The Viper is equipped with an 8.4-liter V10 engine that puts out a whopping 645 horsepower.
Of course, the Dodge SRT Viper comes with standard performance parts to increase the capability of the vehicle. Some of the standard performance parts include 18-inch front wheels and 19-inch rear wheels, both of which are polished rattler wheels. The Viper has a unique high-performance suspension, a carbon fiber hood, and a brembo brake system with vented rotors. The brake system is also available with vented and slotted two-piece rotors for extra performance.
SRT Hellcat (Charger and Challenger)
Just like the SRT 392, the SRT Hellcat trim is available on the Charger and the Challenger lineups. The engine and performance parts for both vehicles are the same and the engine is a 707-horsepower, 650 lb-ft of torque supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine. Besides coming with plenty of horsepower, the Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat trims have massive Brembo brakes, 20-inch Pirelli tires, an active damping suspension, and a exhaust note that is electronically controlled to maximize its impact.
Coming Soon SRT Models
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For the 2018 model year, there are three SRT models joining the SRT lineup, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, Dodge Durango SRT and Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. While the Durango and Grand Cherokee Trackhawk are all-wheel drive SUVs, the Challenger SRT Demon is a highly modified Challenger.
SRT Challenger Demon
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is a model inspired by the original Dodge Demon, which was built in 1971 and 1972. SRT spent a lot of time perfecting the new model and it has broken a lot of production records. The Challenger SRT Demon has a crazy 840-horsepower engine that is drag strip ready, but street legal! The Challenger SRT Demon is equipped with a large supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 SRT Demon engine. In addition to having the most horsepower out of any factory production car, it has the largest hood scoop ever seen on a factory produced car.
Additionally, the Demon was engineered to be as light as possible to maximize performance and track times. Dodge and SRT cut a lot of the vehicle’s weight by removing all seats except the driver’s seat. The Challenger SRT Demon is equipped with 315/40R18 street-legal drag radial tires and 18 in. x 11 in. lightweight aluminum wheels, lightweight Brembo brakes, and an advanced engine cooling system.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is already the most luxurious Jeep SUV, and the newest trim to join the lineup, the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, will also be the fastest Jeep. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk features the 707-horsepower 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine used in the Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat trims
The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is engineered for greatness and one needs for performance. It has an upgraded suspension system and brake system (Brembo of course), 20×10-inch wheels wrapped in all-season tires. Imagine off-roading with that power!
Dodge Durango SRT
Finally, the Durango SRT is the fastest SUV. This powerful SUV comes with a 475 horsepower 6.4-liter V8 engine. A front air intake, 20-inch wheels, suspension dampers, and fender flares all add to the capability of this SUV.
This SUV also comes with drive modes (street, sport, trac, snow, tow, valet, eco and a customizable option). These options allow the driver to electronically adjust the vehicle’s traction depending on weather, that way performance is never lost even in wet weather.
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