Chrysler’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) group has put together a short video highlight the brand’s four newest performance machines. SRT President Ralph Gilles talks about what makes each of the cars unique over footage of the Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, and Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 sliding in graceful slow motion.
Gilles points out that although the Grand Cherokee SRT8 is perfectly capable of handling a dirt road, it is primarily tuned for on-road performance because most owners will never take it off-roading. He pegs the Chrysler 300 SRT8 as a “Q-ship” — a luxurious car that hides its high-performance pedigree. The Dodge Charger SRT8 is said to build on the aggressive nature of the base 2011 Charger. And Gilles asserts that the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392’s rear-wheel-drive layout will reward drivers who enjoy driving.
So what sets SRT performance cars apart from the competition? “In most cases these vehicles really have no equal,” Gilles says. “There really isn’t anything like them at that price point.” In addition, he points out that every single component on the cars is designed to be functional — scoops and wings are added only if they improve drivetrain cooling or increase aerodynamic downforce.
Check out all of Ralph Gilles’ comments in the video below.