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Vipers are Ready To Shine at Lone Star Le Mans

September 16, 2014

Even some Texans are tired of the old saying that everything’s bigger in Texas. But when it comes to big races with championship implications, the Lone Star Le Mans is huge, even by Texas standards. With SRT® Motorsports’ pair of Dodge Viper GTS-Rs currently sitting second in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s GTLM manufacturers’ standings, and team drivers Jonathan Bomarito and Kuno Wittmer in the same spot in the drivers’ standings, this weekend’s race at the Circuit of the Americas just outside Austin, Texas, will be one of paramount importance.... View Article

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Sharp Aerodynamics Help Propel the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT® Hellcat to 204 MPH

September 10, 2014

An aggressive and functional exterior — one of the five SRT® hallmarks — was a key factor in the aerodynamic design of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. It’s the most powerful, quickest and fastest sedan ever, reaching a top speed of 204 mph. Working in lockstep with the design studio, SRT engineers spent over 100 hours in the Chrysler Technology Center wind tunnel in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The project took more than a year from start to finish. The aero team met weekly with designers to keep tight focus.... View Article

Dodge Embraces Viper’s Roots and Revs Up Excitement, Delivering the Ultimate Hand-built American Exotic Supercar with a New Starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $84,995

September 8, 2014

Dodge is reconfirming its commitment to the future of the Viper and repositioning the iconic Detroit-built supercar for 2015, giving the snake more horsepower, improved fuel economy and a new starting price $15,000 less than the 2014 model it replaces. For 2015, the hand-built American exotic now delivers an increased 645 horsepower, gets up to 20 miles per gallon and is offered at a new starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $84,995 (all prices exclude tax, title, license, destination and gas guzzler tax). Reaching back into its 100-year... View Article

Create your own: 2014 Dodge Viper SRT® — Viper options and pricing.

September 8, 2014

Choose your weapon. The 2014 Dodge Viper SRT® configuration tool is live. Again for 2014, two variants of the potent Dodge Viper SRT® are offered, allowing customers to more closely tailor a vehicle to their preference. Enter the Dodge Viper SRT and Dodge Viper SRT GTS. Each with a different approach, the two variants maintain the goal of delivering the utmost performance from a hand-built vehicle. Aimed squarely at the performance enthusiast, the Dodge Viper SRT is the supercar in its purest form. With race-ready bucket seats and a simplistic approach, it’s ready... View Article

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Dodge Rock City Rocked the Dream Cruise

September 2, 2014

Dodge Rock City was the place to be on Saturday, August 16, during the 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise. Calling 13 Mile and Woodward home, Dodge Rock City housed many classic Dodge muscle cars as well as current Dodge/SRT® vehicles, including both the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. This marked the first time both of the 707-horsepower vehicles were on display together. Richard Rawlings, owner of Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, Texas, and star of “Fast N’ Loud” on the Discovery Channel and Dennis... View Article

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Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat: From Turnpike to Track, the Ultimate in Cool

August 25, 2014

The most powerful engine ever offered in a Chrysler Group passenger car deserves a cooling system of commensurate capability. Lucky owners of the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat will always be on the lookout for where they can put all 707 horsepower to the tarmac. From the drag strip through a long, hot commute in desert conditions to hot laps at track day, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been developed to keep its cool. “The 6.2-liter Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was developed for enthusiastic drivers who will seek... View Article

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SRT® Motorsports Looks to Extend Podium Streak at VIR

August 21, 2014

In many sports, including racing, it’s all about momentum. You have it or you don’t. One good call leads to another. Momentum is not something you can see, but everyone on the team can feel it. And that positive energy leads to success. When fortunes on the track change, performance improves and suddenly top-five finishes lead to the podium. Momentum and skillful preparation pave the way to victory. This positive path represents journey and destination alike for SRT® Motorsports in the GTLM class of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in... View Article

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.