Top 5 SRT Vehicles of 2018
SRT stands for Street and Racing Technology, and it’s an acronym that the Chrysler Group attaches to any trim that offers the best performance you can get from a Dodge, Jeep, or Chrysler vehicle. The SRT division is producing eight trims across the Mopar line, including the top performers you’ll see on the following list.
- Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (or just the Dodge Demon) is a special limited-run production that broke all kinds of records. The SRT division designed the Demon trim for drag racing, which is why the Demon engine that gives the car its name offers 840 horsepower from the word go, a 0-60 time of 2.3 seconds, and the fastest quarter mile time ever set by a production car. It’s also the first production car to launch itself into a wheelie. The vehicle can also come with features like a four-point harness and a trunk designed for spare parts.
- and 3. Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat
Outside of the special Demon trim, Dodge’s Challenger pony car and Charger large sedan both end their trim list with the SRT Hellcat. The Hellcat might not have the power of the Demon, but it’s certainly no slouch thanks to its 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Equipped in the Challenger, the Hellcat offers amazing acceleration in a light frame, and in the Charger it becomes a tough muscle car that moves a lot faster than the frame would have you think. Either way, the Hellcat is a great example of Dodge’s new focus on performance with a five-figure price.
- Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the biggest 2018 SUV to have the Jeep nameplate. That’s why it tends to have the best features and performance options available. The Grand Cherokee’s top trim used to be the SRT, but for 2018 the SRT division introduced a new trim: the Trackhawk. While the Grand Cherokee SRT has the best performance parts, the Trailhawk usually has the best set of off-road features. The new Trackhawk combines the two along with a Hellcat engine to create the most powerful off-road Jeep in the company’s lineup.
- Dodge Durango SRT
Jeep isn’t the only Chrysler Group company to make SUVs. The Dodge Durango is about the same size as the Grand Cherokee and uses the same basic platform, but it focuses more on families than on off-road trails. However, the top trim is the Durango SRT, and this vehicle focuses more on performance thanks to its 392 Hemi engine, 475 horsepower, Brembo performance brakes, and adaptive suspension with seven settings. The Durango is slower and heavier than the Challenger and Charger, but it can still be a high-performance vehicle.
If you want the best performance from Chrysler Group vehicles, look for the SRT logo. The Street and Racing Technology division is on the cutting edge of street-legal performance parts, and the SRT trims of the Jeep and Dodge lines are the results of their efforts.
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