What Does SRT Stand For?

“SRT” stands for Street and Racing Technology, and vehicles falling under this classification don’t hold back on the highway. These high-performing Chryslers, Jeeps and Dodges deliver raw power and legendary performances, but what exactly sets them apart from other cars on the market?

Below, Peake Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Fiat explores the venomous capabilities, mind-bending performances and pure athleticism that set SRT models apart from other vehicles on the track. Here’s what it means to drive an SRT vehicle through Sodus, Webster or Wayne County.

Street: Rev Your Engine

Crafted from pure muscle and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ finest equipment, SRT vehicles are a force to be reckoned with. Their menacing brakes, eight aggressive cylinders and iconic good looks deliver ready-to-rumble power, and set a new performance standard with white-knuckle acceleration.

When provoked, SRT cars smash long-held track records. Their combination of craftsmanship, technology and ingenuity push speed and horsepower to the limit, resulting in a ride that’s anything but ordinary.

Racing: A Brief History

Street and Racing Technology vehicles were born from “Team Viper,” a group of automotive experts who invented the first Dodge Viper. Its sleek, muscular concept and hot-headed 8.0L V10 premiered at Detroit’s 1989 North American International Auto Show, marking the dawn of a new age for niche supercars.

Eventually, Team Viper merged with engineers developing the 1993 Plymouth Prowler concept to form the Special Vehicle Engineering Group. From there, Chrysler created a Performance Vehicle Operations (PVO) group in 2002, with all vehicles wearing the Street and Racing Technology Badge.

The development team was renamed “SRT” two years later. Ten vehicles have earned the SRT badge since its development team came to fruition and their dedicated engineers continue to innovate and break new ground with class-leading supercars each year.

Technology: Always Innovating

Vehicles sporting the SRT badge must meet the following criteria, according to SRT’s website: “awe-inspiring powertrain, outstanding ride, handling and capability, benchmark braking, an aggressive and functional exterior and a race inspired and high performance interior.” With their unbridled capabilities, the latest lineup of SRT vehicles aren’t afraid to bite back.

Just consider the roaring 707-horsepower Hellcat engine that premiered on Challenger SRT, Charger SRT and Viper SRT models in 2015. The Challenger SRT, when equipped with the Hellcat, is the fastest and most powerful muscle car ever, delivering a 10.8 second quarter-mile time and pure exhilaration every time you hit the accelerator.

Or take a look at the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, whose best-in-class 475-horsepower 6.4L HEMI® V8 combines unbridled capabilities and unprecedented speed with unsurpassed luxury. Whichever you choose, each SRT vehicle is engineered with passion, ingenuity and attention to detail to deliver a rousing performance around every turn.

Find Your SRT at Peake in Wayne County

SRT vehicles are designed to dominate the highway in Sodus, Webster and Wayne County. Their unbridled acceleration, innovative technology and groundbreaking designs refuse to blend in and leave most competing cars in the dust.

The Dodge Challenger, Dodge Chargerand Jeep Grand Cherokee are all available as SRT models. Currently, Peake Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Fiat has an SRT Hellcat Challenger and a 2015 SRT Grand Cherokee in stock and each deliver an exhilarating performance that doesn’t hold back on the freeway.

Getting behind the wheel of an SRT is an experience unlike any other. If you’re interested in finding out more about their adrenaline-pumping performances, check out our inventory or schedule a test drive of an SRT at Peake in Wayne County.