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SRT stands for Street & Racing Technology. What began as a group within Chrysler tasked with developing specialty vehicles like the Viper and Prowler (the group was originally called Specialty Vehicle Engineering) later grew to become the automaker's in-house performance vehicle development group. SRT has today become its own brand within Chrysler that continues to tune vehicles for each of the company's brands, as well as offer its own vehicle, the iconic Viper.

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    Official: SRT back to Dodge, Dart SRT, new Challenger, Charger and Caravan's death outlined in 5-yr plan
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    The onslaught of news from Fiat Chrysler's layout of five-year plans continued with Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis this morning, including the unexpected announcement that SRT was coming back into the fold. After just a few years existing as an independent entity within the Fiat Chrysler universe, an unceremonious press release hit in conjunction with today's ...

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    New York: SRT Viper TA adds Anodized Carbon Special Edition
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    Rare is good. Rare cars are very good. Rare Vipers are extra good. So what happens when you add a special edition to an already rare SRT Viper Time Attack? You get the Anodized Carbon Special Edition Viper TA. SRT was already planning to offer 50 copies of the Anodized Carbon Special Editions, based on the GTS model. While that's pretty rare, the ...

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    Motorsports: SRT pulling Vipers out of Le Mans
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    Last year, Chrysler campaigned a pair of SRT Viper GTS-Rs in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was the first time Auburn Hills had sent a team to the famous French endurance race since 2000, when the Viper ended a three-year winning streak in the GTS class. It finished in 24th and 31st places, woefully behind the Porsche 911 RSR that won the LMGTE Pro category. ...

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    Report: SRT Viper plant idled over slow sales [UPDATE]
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    The SRT Viper is taking an extended production break later this spring while the factory copes with low demand and gears up for the 2015 model year. Chrysler will idle the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant from April 14 to June 23, and 91 employees there will be laid off during that time. Sales have been slow so far this year, with just 91 Vipers sold in the ...

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    Review: 2014 SRT Viper GTS
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    My boyhood shelves were packed with all sorts of toys, but my favorites were miniature diecast cars. Even though I'd spend hours building challenging gravity tracks for the smallest and sleekest of the bunch, my prized vehicles were not scaled-down production models. Instead, I preferred to daydream about the fascinating showcars and fictitious models ...

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    Report: What's the deal with Chrysler demanding colleges crush their Vipers? [w/video]
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    Students and teachers at a Washington community college are up in arms following an order from Chrysler that it must destroy the pre-production Dodge Viper that was donated to the school's automotive technology program ten years ago. The Viper in question is said to be the fourth off the production line, based on its VIN, and has had its emissions ...

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    Chicago: SRT reveals Satin Vapor Edition 300, Charger and Challenger SRT models
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    With the exception of some notable truck and van introductions, Chrysler brands have tended to use the Chicago Auto Show to bring out new special editions, pimp their aftermarket parts support or indulge in the occasional flight of fancy. That plan is holding true for 2014, as well. Cases in point are these new Satin Vapor Editions of the 2014-model-year ...

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    Detroit: SRT Viper looks venomous in Stryker Green
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    Back when the Viper wore the Dodge name, the car had a color palette that was as ostentatious as its exterior design. After launching the new Viper with relatively mellow colors like red, silver, black and white, SRT has since introduced eye-catching hues like TA Orange and Matte Black. The next color up for the Viper is the new Stryker Green debuting at ...

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    Official: SRT Viper gets Stryker Green paint, Grand Touring package options
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    In a bid to keep the slow-selling Viper fresh, SRT has announced a pair of new options for the V10-powered supercar at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Stryker Green paint, shown above and in the gallery, will be added to the Viper's growing color palette, and will be available on the GTS and on the standard Viper when optioned ...

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    Rumormill: Dodge to reveal Hellcat-powered Challenger in Detroit?
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    On top of all the other performance car debuts slated for next week's Detroit Auto Show, we might be able to add one more to the list – the new, supercharged Hellcat V8 from Chrysler. According to new reports, the rumored 640-horsepower mill is likely to cross the Motor City stage in the engine bay of a Dodge Challenger. As AllPar points out, ...

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    Video: Watch this Dodge Viper get clawed to death
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    There's a scene in the James Bond movie, Casino Royale, where Daniel Craig's Agent 007 is captured by villain Le Chiffre, played by Mads Mikkelsen. Le Chiffre tortures Bond in a scene that is rather difficult to watch (especially for blokes) and impossible to describe on these digital pages (Google at your own risk). This video is the automotive ...

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    Motorsports: SRT brings Ryan Hunter-Reay, Rob Bell on board to pilot Viper GTS-R
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    Testing got under way this weekend at Daytona, and before we know it the 2014 racing season will officially kick off with the Rolex 24 at the end of this month. That's prompted a number of teams to announce their driver lineups for the inaugural IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship, and Chrysler's SRT Motorsports team is the latest among them. The ...

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    Report: Gilles blames slow Viper sales on poor dealer ordering, says order books are full
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    Since it hit the market with a bang, the SRT Viper has mainly soldiered on making nothing more than a whimper. Demand for the reborn, V10-powered rocket has struggled, although SRT boss Ralph Gilles remains committed to the slinky serpent, according to a report from Wards. "The plant is booked solid. We actually have several hundred units outstanding we ...

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    Los Angeles: 2014 SRT Viper Anodized Carbon Special Edition shows our kind of snakeskin
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    When I was out in the desert with my new, old buddy Ralph Gilles, we started shooting the breeze about matte paint jobs. Photo-ninja Drew Phillips had driven out to shoot the SRT Viper TA event, and had grabbed the keys to our matte gray Hyundai Veloster Turbo for the journey. Pointing to the Veloster, Gilles asked what we thought about matte paint in ...

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    Official: 2014 SRT Viper GTS gets even more lux with Anodized Carbon Special Edition Package
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    The 2014 SRT Viper is already a rare and special vehicle, but Ralph Gilles & Co. are looking to create even more excitement for the car with limited-edition models. Only 165 souls will be lucky enough to park a Viper TA in their driveway, but less than a third of that number will have the honor of laying their $100,000+ down on this new new Viper GTS ...

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    Rumormill: Dodge engineers trying to shoehorn Pentastar into Dart?
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    The fact that the Dart's launch has been a pretty dismal affair isn't what we'd call secret. Judging by its mounting inventories and poor critical reception, Dodge's successor to its unloved Caliber has struggled since it hit the market. And while both of those are difficult problems to address, at least their cause is well known - the powertrain. Even ...

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    Video: SRT Viper TA stops by Adam Carolla's podcast with Ralph Gilles
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    As comedian and car guy Adam Carolla walks around to the back of the SRT Viper right before it's started up, Ralph Gilles, President and CEO of SRT, says, "It's got side exhausts there big guy." Getting the Viper TA lowdown Carolla-style is one reason you should watch his latest CarCast video (head here for our First Drive review), but Gilles also gives ...

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    First Drive: 2014 SRT Viper TA
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    SRT CEO Ralph Gilles could have been detailing his brand's top-secret plans for the next five years, or taking potshots at the Corvette for all I knew. I was only about 10 feet away from Gilles as he was telling a small group of assembled media something or other about the history of the Viper – just now enriched with this "Time Attack" TA model ...

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    Official: SRT Viper color contest winner is Competition Blue
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    The results are in and the newest color for the SRT Viper is called... Competition Blue. It's a bit underwhelming, if we're honest. The SRT team was responsible for parsing the 11,000 submissions for the SRT Viper Color Contest down to just three entries, and from there, it was up to the public to vote on their favorite. It was Patryk Skarzynski of ...

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    SEMA: New, unnamed SRT Viper color is stunning in real life
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    In case you haven't heard, SRT is holding a contest to pick the name of the new, blue paint color for its flagship sportscar, the Viper. SRT has narrowed down a list of over 11,000 names for the color submitted by Viper fans to three finalists: Competition Blue, Overtaking Blue and Viral Blue. Yes, we covered this news yesterday, but we didn't have any ...

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