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SRT® and Mopar® brand engineers help new Dodge Dart Pro Stock car reach the winner’s circle in debut.

April 11, 2014

It was a debut that could hardly have been more historic — or perfect. In the inaugural race for the Magneti Marelli Quality Auto Parts Offered by Mopar Dodge Dart, and the first-ever event overall for the new Dodge Dart race car, Allen Johnson drove all the way to victory at the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida, on March 16, 2014. Shortly after his triumph, Johnson went out of his way to praise those from Chrysler Group LLC headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, who helped sow the seeds of his... View Article

Racing season is in full swing for Viper owners in NARRA.

April 10, 2014

The North American Road Racing Association (NARRA) has been home to many Viper competitors for over 20 years. Another exciting season is under way, with action scheduled for this weekend at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, and the running of the Whelen Grand Prix of Georgia. A number of Viper owners will be competing in a variety of classes at the 12-turn, 2.540-mile natural terrain road course. The North American Road Racing Association is the sanctioning body, promoter and event operator for the US GT Championship and Whelen US TimeTrial... View Article

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The Long Beach Grand Prix is no walk on the beach.

April 10, 2014

One-hundred minutes. That may not seem like much time for a sports car race, especially following 24- and 12-hour events. Yet 100 quick minutes on the ultra-tough and bumpy street circuit of the Long Beach Grand Prix tests the mettle of driver and machine alike. Long Beach is the shortest circuit on the SRT® Viper GTS-R schedule, measuring just less than two miles and lined with concrete barriers. The 40th running of the Long Beach Grand Prix is set for this weekend. Last season, the No. 91 of Dominik Farnbacher and Marc... View Article

Long Beach Grand Prix attendees have plenty to see away from the track.

April 9, 2014

The Long Beach Grand Prix is much more than just a race. It’s a happening and a destination which celebrates the downtown revitalization of this California port city. Long Beach has become a tourist haven throughout the years, but even more so in the spring, when the Grand Prix comes to town. The SRT® Viper GTS-R team is all set for Saturday, April 12, in the third-round event of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. For SRT vehicle owners and enthusiasts heading to Long Beach for the race, there are plenty... View Article

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The Dr. Phil Show awards a Chrysler 300 SRT® to a return guest.

April 8, 2014

Phil McGraw, host of the long-running Dr. Phil Show, has helped change countless lives over the years. One such example is Brandon from Texas, who first appeared on the show years ago. Brandon was confronted by family and friends, received an intervention for substance abuse problems and began the battle of turning his life around. After a relapse, Brandon again began his journey to recovery. Now four years clean, Brandon lives with his dog, Tank, in an apartment close to the family residence, and is engaged to be married. Brandon has made it... View Article

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Viper vs. Viper: SRT® Viper goes head-to-head with F-16 Viper fighter jet.

April 4, 2014

The SRT® Viper has long been known for its power and precision. The same goes for the F-16 Fighting Falcon, affectionately known by its unofficial nickname — “F-16 Viper.” In the theme of friendly competition, the iconic American exotic has squared off against its namesake fighter jet a number of times over the years. That engagement was renewed recently by the Viper Club of America (VCA) on a closed course at Luke Air Force Base in the Phoenix area. A 3,000-foot segment of one runway was used to stage a drag... View Article

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Kuno Wittmer hits the streets of Long Beach in an SRT® Viper TA for Media Day.

April 3, 2014

SRT® Viper GTS-R driver Kuno Wittmer officially helped kick-off the festivities for the 40th running of the Long Beach Grand Prix by attending Media Day at the California street circuit. The affable native of Montreal took part in various interview sessions with broadcast, print and online media, and provided many of those media members ride-alongs around the palm tree-lined 11-turn, 1.968-mile race course in an SRT Viper Time Attack. Among the guests who Wittmer chauffeured around the circuit in the SRT Viper TA were a reporter and videographer from a... View Article

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By the Numbers: Laguna Leather in the SRT® Viper.

April 1, 2014

The SRT® Viper was the first automotive application to feature luxurious Laguna Leather, and the hides that ultimately adorn the interior of this American exotic embark upon a worldwide journey. The process involves nearly 100 craftspeople from across the globe, bringing the leather from its natural form, on bulls in Sweden, to its final use on various interior surfaces of the Viper. The cockpit of the Viper provides the perfect canvas to showcase some of the finest leather in the world. A look at facts and figures related to this world-class... View Article

Forged wheels shed pounds and increase performance on SRT® vehicles.

March 27, 2014

Forged wheels are synonymous with lighter weight and performance. These factors make forged wheels an ideal fit for SRT® vehicles. “A forged wheel is usually viewed as being a higher quality wheel,” said Ileana Dragnea, SRT Chassis Supervisor. “Forged wheels are seen as more of a performance wheel and for being stronger. On top of that, everybody knows they are significantly lighter.” Making a forged wheel The difference between a forged wheel and a cast wheel is the process by which they are made. Both may be constructed from aluminum,... View Article

Music to the ears: Exhaust tuning on SRT® vehicles.

March 25, 2014

A throaty, muscular sound, that’s what SRT® vehicle owners have come to know and love from their cars. SRT brand engineers are more than happy to oblige when it comes to fine-tuning the sounds of these performance vehicles to create a symphony of horsepower that is proclaimed from the exhaust system. The exhaust tuning process, which generally encompasses months of work for each of the five SRT vehicles, begins with SRT brand exhaust system partners. A model is created by the powertrain group and given to partners, who in turn conduct modeling... View Article

Lee Saunders takes Viper to victory lane at Sebring.

March 21, 2014

Lee Saunders’ car may have carried an “R” denoting a rookie driver, but the Florida native drove like a veteran in his debut with the Trans Am Series at famed Sebring International Raceway in his home state. Racing a Viper in the TA3I (International) class in the Earwood Classic, which served as the opening round of the 2014 Trans Am Championship, Saunders earned the pole position and led the entire distance of the 37-lap race to score the win. Saunders also opened the event by turning a lap of 2:17 in his Viper to... View Article

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SRT® vehicle owners head to Spring Festival of LXs this weekend.

March 19, 2014

For some automotive enthusiasts, the sounds of birds chirping and sight of flowers blooming are surpassed by an even more pleasant harbinger of the spring season — a gathering of more than 1,100 modern-day Chrysler Group LLC vehicles and their owners at the annual Spring Festival of LXs in Irvine, California. Now in its ninth year, the Spring Fest originated as a celebration of new-generation LX platform Chrysler Group LLC vehicles, such as the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum, and has expanded to accommodate Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger models.... View Article

The No. 93 SRT® Viper GTS-R finishes second at Sebring.

March 16, 2014

Jonathan Bomarito, Kuno Wittmer and Rob Bell, put together a perfect race in the No. 93 SRT® Viper GTS-R in the running of the 62nd Annual 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday, March 15 to score a second-place finish that was just one unlucky break away from a victory. The No. 93 joined the sister SRT Motorsports No. 91 Viper GTS-R team in taking turns leading the GTLM class in the half-day race on the classic 3.74-mile road course. Dominik Farnbacher, who teamed with fulltime co-driver Marc Goossens and IndyCar... View Article

The famed 12 Hours of Sebring awaits the SRT® Viper GTS-Rs.

March 13, 2014

When it comes to sports car racing in the United States, it doesn’t get much more historic than the 12 Hours of Sebring. The event, held annually at the legendary Florida circuit, has been a staple on the endurance racing scene for over 60 years. The SRT® Viper GTS-R team will be in action at Sebring this weekend with the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Following a podium finish in the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, the No. 91 carries momentum to Sebring, where Dominic Farnbacher, Marc Goossens and... View Article

Eat, sleep and race: A structured plan is vital for endurance races.

March 11, 2014

Every part and piece on the SRT® Viper GTS-R is fine-tuned for competition. In races decided by fractions of seconds there is little room for error. Just as the racing machines must be in tip-top condition and ready to run for hours on end, so too must the drivers who pilot them be in peak physical shape. The SRT Motorsports team utilizes a meal plan created by a group in Belgium that specializes in training race drivers for endurance races. In order to perform for 12- or 24- hours, or... View Article

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Re-live the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on the SRT® brand social media channels.

March 6, 2014

The SRT® brand spent this past weekend with fellow members of the automotive elite at the 18th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The event took place March 7–9, with the Concours highlighting the final day of the weekend. Attendees were treated to a trio of SRT show vehicles, with the SRT Viper GTS, Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT, and Chrysler 300 SRT all displayed on the lush links of the Golf Club at Amelia Island. Showgoers did a lot more than just gaze at the SRT Amelia Island lineup. Enthusiasts had the opportunity to hop behind... View Article

Owner Profile: Chrysler 300 SRT® owner Carol DeSantis believes in buying what you build.

March 4, 2014

In her role as SRT® Brand and Motorsports Marketing Operations Manager, Carol DeSantis works closely with Chrysler Group dealers on the entire process of signing on and  prepping dealerships on the finer points of selling the high-performance lineup of SRT vehicles — everything from training to special certification to the showroom materials seen by customers upon entering a dealership with SRT vehicles. But recently, DeSantis walked through the door not as a seller, but as a buyer, just the way an SRT customer would. An employee at Chrysler Group for... View Article