1,800 MILES AWAY, YET THE RACE IS ON

August 20, 2014

It’s more than a 26-hour drive from Auburn Hills, Michigan to the Bonneville Salt Flats, yet the race is well underway. Last December, driveSRT.com introduced you to Ken Hardman, a Chrysler Group Powertrain engineer with high-octane fuel in his veins and salt on his mind. Re-visit the first article in the series. As Hardman and his team of volunteer colleagues enter the period of final preparations, validation and testing, it has become a race onto itself. “My biggest challenges in completing the Neon SRT4®-powered Streamliner are the clock and the... View Article

New 2015 Dodge Charger SRT® Hellcat is The Quickest, Fastest and Most Powerful Sedan in The World

August 13, 2014

Dodge is upping its high-performance game again with the unveiling of the new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT® Hellcat. The new Charger SRT Hellcat will feature the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V8 Hellcat engine that produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque – making it the quickest, fastest, most powerful production sedan in the world, as well as the most capable and technologically advanced four-door muscle car in America. “For the last eight years, a large part of the Dodge Charger’s successful formula has been its many personalities. It’s a muscle car, a... View Article

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Tommy Kendall Returns to Trans Am in Dodge Challenger SRT®

August 13, 2014

Who says you can’t go home? Tommy Kendall called the Trans Am series home for a large part of the 1990s, racking up four titles and 28 wins. The Californian was the driver to beat at just about every race, especially from 1995 through 1997. Kendall looks to regain some of that magic with SRT® Motorsports as he returns to Trans Am competition behind the wheel of a Dodge Challenger SRT for Mike Miller Racing. Kendall will pilot the No. 11 Dodge Challenger SRT in the Trans Am TA2 class... View Article

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Dodge Rock City Gears Up for the Dream Cruise

August 12, 2014

For automotive enthusiasts, there is no place quite like Woodward Avenue in Detroit on the third Saturday in August. That’s when the Dream Cruise hits the legendary patch of M-1 (Michigan Highway 1), that stretches 16 miles along Woodward Avenue and crosses through nine communities. Over one million people and nearly 40,000 classic cars gather annually for what is the largest one-day automotive event in the world. The Dream Cruise has become an annual “Rite of Summer” for the car community. Visit Dodge Rock City on August 16, 2014  ... View Article

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Bomarito and Wittmer on the Podium Again at Road America for SRT® Motorsports

August 10, 2014

SRT® Motorsports finished third and fourth with its pair of Dodge Vipers SRT GTS-Rs in a competitive yet caution-plagued Road Race Showcase at Road America on Sunday, the eighth round of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship for the GTLM class. Drivers Jonathan Bomarito and Kuno Wittmer pressured the runner-up finishers to the checkered flag for a third-place showing in the No. 93 Dodge Viper GTS-R. The result marked the two-Viper team’s sixth podium finish in the last four races. In total, SRT Motorsports has a GTLM class leading eight... View Article

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ViperExchange.com to Produce LIVE Webcast from Paddock at Road America

August 8, 2014

Continuing their efforts to bring the loyal Viper audience behind the scenes of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, ViperExchange.com is launching a new initiative this Saturday, August 9, with the premiere of “Behind the Coil: LIVE!” The next step in the company’s “Behind the Coil” content series, the team will be hosting a live, paddock-side webcast on Saturday night in advance of Sunday’s IMSA TUDOR Championship Continental Tire Road Race Showcase. For any fans of either the Dodge Viper SRT or simply the IMSA TUDOR Championship, this is the... View Article

Ben Keating Wins Ultimate Track Car Challenge at VIR in Dodge Viper SRT® GT3-R

August 8, 2014

Victory Lane is becoming a familiar place for Ben Keating. Following his TUDOR United SportsCar Championship win in the Grand Daytona (GTD) class at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park last month, he took top honors at the recent Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge at Virginia International Raceway in his Dodge Viper SRT® GT3-R. A total of 43 of the fastest track cars in the country gathered at Virginia International Raceway for the eighth edition of the Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge, an annual competition held by Grassroots Motorsports. The... View Article

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By the Numbers: SRT® Motorsports at Road America

August 7, 2014

The SRT® Motorsports team carries plenty of momentum into the Road Race Showcase for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at Road America in Wisconsin, August 8–10. The No. 93 Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R with Jonathan Bomarito and Kuno Wittmer at the helm claimed the GT Le Mans win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last month. The win at the Brickyard vaulted Bomarito and Wittmer to second in points (only 13 points out of the lead) as they battle for the GT Le Mans class championship with four events remaining. In... View Article

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2014 Viper Open House Brings Owners Home

August 6, 2014

Viper owners are a proud and passionate lot. When invited to celebrate their beloved car at its home — Connor Avenue Assembly Plant (CAAP) in Detroit — nearly 600 made the trek from coast-to-coast – and more than 200 Viper owners travelled to the event in their Vipers, which were proudly displayed on the front lawn at CAAP. In addition to Viper owners, CAAP employees, along with their family and friends were invited to the gathering at the plant, bringing the total attendance to over 1,200. All were treated to... View Article

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One-of-a-Kind 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat VIN #0001 to be Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas in September for Charity

August 5, 2014

Dodge will auction the one-of-a-kind VIN #0001 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat, the most powerful and fastest muscle car ever built, during the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2014 auction, which will be held Sept. 25-27 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Proceeds from the auction on Sept. 27, will benefit the not-for-profit Opportunity Village organization of Las Vegas.

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Dean Kearney Gets Sideways in his Formula DRIFT Viper

August 4, 2014

For Dodge Viper SRT® GTS-R drivers competing in the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship, the challenge is NOT to get sideways when navigating twists and turns of formidable road-course challenges. But for Dean Kearney, driver of a 2006 Dodge Viper SRT10® in the Formula DRIFT Series, the whole goal is to get his “Snake” as sideways as possible, sliding through turns with bumpers and sheet metal mere inches from the wall. Formula DRIFT is a judged sport in which drivers throw their race machines sideways in order to “drift” through corners,... View Article

Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat Displayed at Barrett-Jackson Reno

August 1, 2014

The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat was on display at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Reno, Nevada,  July 31–August 2. Attendees had the chance to get an up-close look at the 707-horsepower muscle car in preparation for Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas in September, at which time VIN #0001 will be auctioned off for charity. With an NHRA-certified quarter-mile time of 10.8 seconds at 126 mph, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the fastest and most powerful muscle car ever. Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN #0001 has a class-exclusive TorqueFlite® 8-speed paddle shift automatic... View Article

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Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat Unleashed at Chrysler Carlisle Nationals

August 1, 2014

Thousands of classic and modern Mopar® vehicles descended on the show field at the 2014 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals, but one vehicle in particular made a lasting impression on attendees at the annual car show located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania — the all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat. Two were unleashed and wowwed the eager Carlisle crowd, who couldn’t get enough of the most powerful muscle car ever — 707 hp. The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the most powerful and fastest muscle car ever with a National Hot Rod Association-certified... View Article

Leo Parente Raising Funds for Charity in the Pirelli® World Challenge TCB Class with No. 00 FIAT® 500 Abarth

July 31, 2014

Competition and wins are what racing is all about, but having fun should always be an element in the equation. That is the approach that the SRT® Motorsports program has taken with the Pirelli® World Challenge TCB class, where a celebrity/guest driver occupies the seat of the No. 00 FIAT® 500 Abarth this season. All prize money earned by the No. 00 is donated to charity. A host of drivers have piloted the No. 00 FIAT 500 Abarth this year, including Nick Wittmer, brother to SRT Motorsports driver Kuno Wittmer.... View Article

The SRT® Hellcat Engine is Calling You – Get the Ringtone Today

July 30, 2014

The SRT® Hellcat engine is calling you. No need to wait any longer to hear the throaty, heart-pounding sound of the all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with a 707 horsepower HEMI® V8 SRT Hellcat engine, as Dodge has unleashed a free mobile ringtone of Chrysler Group’s most powerful V8 ever. Now you can enjoy this music to your ears with every incoming call on your Apple, Android, or Blackberry device by downloading the new SRT Hellcat Engine ringtone. The ringtone is now available. Also available for download are wallpaper images... View Article

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Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat Powertrain

July 29, 2014

The most-powerful V8 engine ever offered in a Chrysler Group passenger car churns out 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. Yeah, it’s got a 707 horsepower supercharged HEMI® engine. But that’s just the beginning. The most powerful V8 engine in Chrysler Group LLC passenger car history mandates a pair of premium transmissions – manual or automatic – and an enhanced differential and stronger axle shafts to accommodate the increased torque. The engine’s cooling system has been substantially upgraded with additional cooler-chargers and enhanced flow, enabling increased thermal efficiency for... View Article

Join SRT® Motorsports at Road America for the Road Race Showcase

July 28, 2014

The SRT® Motorsports team returns to the Road America circuit in Wisconsin on August 8–10 for the Road Race Showcase, and SRT owners and enthusiasts can join in the racing action at the 4.048-mile, 14-turn natural terrain road course. Road America has long been recognized as one of the most challenging circuits in the world. The Road Race Showcase will serve as the eighth round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship for the pair of Dodge Viper SRT GTS-Rs. The team heads to the historic track carrying the momentum from... View Article