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What’s the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Like on a Track?


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As you would imagine, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a track car. It is, obviously, better around a track than a regular non-SRT, but just how good is it?

Matt Farah Discovers Pointlessness of Dodge’s New 707HP Challenger Hellcat in the Wet


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Yes, the Dodge Challenger is a mean looking muscle-sports car that will always get you noticed, and yes, giving it 707 horsepower and calling it something evil-sounding like Hellcat will double its cool factor instantly. Still, you’ll to battle with physics.

SRT Viper GTS vs. Porsche 991 Turbo S is Not Your Usual Comparison


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You don’t need us to tell you how different the SRT Viper GTS is to a Porsche 911 Turbo S; they could be considered rivals, though, in all fairness, one is still a brutal and old school still quite analog machine, whilst the other does all of the hard work for you, making you feel like a truly excellent driver.

SRT Details 2014 Viper Time Attack, Only 159 Will Be Made


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SRT has released more information about their street-legal 2014 Viper TA (Time Attack) sports car. Based on the lightest model in the Viper range, the SRT, the TA Special Edition Package features upgraded aerodynamics, chassis and brakes that enhance the driving experience on a racetrack.

C&D Shows how to Beat the SRT Viper’s Launch Control System


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On most cars, using the launch control system is the fastest way of get off the line. However, there are some models in which the launch control can be beaten, as you will see in the following video from Car&Driver.

Hennessey Gives SRT Viper a Bit of Extra Power, a Lot of Extra Badging… [w/Videos]


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Hennessey is famous for extracting a lot of horsepower from engines with the use/optimization of forced induction. Their kits range from light to hardcore and the Venom 700R pack for the SRT Viper is on the less complex end of the scale.

American Couple Owns the Largest Collection of Vipers, 65 of Them!


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Amassing a Jay Leno-esque collection of cars is hard not to justify as the ultimate car guy’s dream, but for me at least, it's definitely down to the diversity, and the wide span of years that he has managed to cover. However, there are people who just like one specific car more than other models, and they buy a lot of them, picking which to take out based on color.

2014 SRT Viper Gains New Rain Mode for, You Know, Rain…and New Drivers


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Truth is, the last thing you want to do with a very powerful rear-wheel drive sports car is to drive on wet or even worse, snow-covered and icy roads, especially if you're not an extremely capable and experienced driver. Chrysler's SRT division wants to provide some extra security for at least one of these scenarios on the newly announced 2014 Viper with the introduction of a Rain Mode for the traction and stability control.

Battle Royale: 2014 Corvette Stingray vs. 2013 SRT Viper


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Undeniably, the Corvette is the forefather and the golden standard of American sports cars. GM's halo model has been setting the tone in the upper echelons of the segment in one way or another for the past six decades, and hopes to continue doing so in its latest incarnation, the 2014 Corvette Stingray C7.

Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series Smokes SRT Viper in MT Test, But Also Costs 3X As Much…


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The latest comparison test put together by Motor Trend, between the Mercedes-BenzSLS AMG Black Series (priced from $275,000) and the much cheaper at $102,000 SRT Viper, perfectly illustrates that smooth is much faster around a racetrack.

You see, while the American sports car may be lighter and more powerful, it can’t match the German car’s planted chassis feel, smoothness and virtually-instant gear changes. This makes sense on the road, because you can drive quickly, consistently and safely in the SLS, whereas the Viper just looks a lot more tail-happy and violent.

SRT Presents the Viper GT3-R Customer Race Car, Could Be Yours for $459,000


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This weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans is a special one for U.S. fans, as it marks the Viper’s return to the world’s most famous endurance race. In 1998, 1999 and 2000, the Viper GTS-R won its class at Le Mans, so the bar is set at the highest possible point for the its return to the French classic.

SRT Launches First Promo Video for New Viper, Aims for Emotion


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Buying an SRT Viper definitely makes sense, for any number of reasons. The fact of the matter is that latest one is the brand’s highest technical achievement, using the latest of technologies to make it a viable alternative to the mainstream performance brands.

It looks good, it’s reportedly more comfortable than before (though all of the video reviewers got bounced around during their shoots, so we have our reserves about that) and the V10 engine pushes out 640hp, which is impressive and makes for blistering performance.

One-Off 2013 SRT Viper GTS Reportedly Built for Marchionne Goes to Auction


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SRT has built a one-off 2013 Viper GTS that will be sold at an auction benefiting the Sons of Italy Foundation. Unveiled at a gala organized by the foundation that represents men and women of Italian descent, the car features a special pearl white paint, black vapor chrome wheels and custom interior enhancements that “pay tribute to Italian heritage”, according to SRT’s description of the video posted on YouTube.

Hear the Hemi in New POV Test Drive of Chrysler's 300 SRT8


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The Chrysler 300 SRT8 is a cut-price alternative to the German super saloons. It gets unique styling, a beefy V8 engine, stiffer than normal suspension and big brakes. The result, according to most reviews I’ve seen, is not quite up there with the best of the breed, but it is still comfortable and with its 6.4-liter 470 hp Hemi V8, it’s fast enough and sounds great.

SRT Shows Us What Goes on In Their "Color Kitchen"


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The latest offerings from Chrysler's SRT division always seem to "pop" out color-wise, especially when the cars are all polished up on the motor show floor. This is not by accident, as each car in the range gets its own bespoke colors, which is chosen with a number of factors in mind. First off, there is the car’s history, then there’s its general shape, and finally it’s what SRT wants to show with a particular model.

SRT Debuts New 2014 Viper TA in New York – Releases Track Video


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Aiming to satisfy track enthusiasts with deep pockets, the Chrysler Group and its SRT arm formally presented the new limited edition 2014 Viper TA (for Time Attack) in Manhattan today.

Only 33 examples of the TA will be built and sold from the third quarter this year, all finished in the special “TA Orange” exterior paint color developed exclusively for this model that is based on the entry-level Viper adding a bevy of performance goods to better its handling.

SRT Bites Back with New 2014 SRT Viper TA, Beats ZR1's Lap Time in MT Test [w/Video]


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Just when we thought that, Chrysler was done for the time being with its flagship SRT Viper sports car, the Pentastar surprised us today with the release of a new special edition model named the TA, for "Time Attack", of which only 33 units will be built, solely in a Crusher Orange shade, beginning in third quarter of 2013.

We don't know if SRT's New York Auto Show-bound 2014 Viper TA model was created in response to the Viper GTS' fallout during a comparison test with the soon-to-be replaced Corvette ZR1 by Motor Trend magazine, but SRT boss Ralph Gilles was more than unhappy with the results.

Viper’s Nest: 2013 GTS Snake Goes Against Heavily-Tuned 1997 Predecessor


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Mad, bad and dangerous to know and drive: it’s a description that fits the Dodge Viper to a tee. Until the 2013 brand-new SRT model, that is, which has gained all kinds of bells and whistles and is supposedly a more user-friendly kind of supercar.

The latter term is relative, of course, as all who have driven the 2013 SRT Viper agree that it is more civilized than its wild predecessors but still remains an animal when you push it to the limit.

SRT Announces Return to Le Mans 24-Hour Race with New Viper GTS-R [w/Video]


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Even SRT boss Ralph Gilles has admitted that the previous Vipers had an “axe-murderer” kind of demeanor but, despite that, the “snake” has had been quite successful in racing, competing against the best production-based rivals in the world and beating them not only in America but across the globe, too.

One of its greatest triumphs has been finishing in the first two places in its class for three years in a row, from 1998 to 2000, in the most prestigious endurance race in the world: the 24 Hours or Le Mans.

SRT Boss Does 5,000 Miles in a Viper GTS to Get to Jay Leno’s Garage


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Jay Leno loves two things: jean shirts and cars. Being an American, he has a soft spot for homemade models, especially those with a powerful engine under their hood.

One of them is the Viper. Leno already owns two of Chrysler's flagship sports cars, having brought the original way back in 1992 and then, since he wanted a coupe, a GTS as well.