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Grit dog

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dodge guy wrote:

Basically they are Changing the name of SRT. The name is going away, but the cars will still be designed..


Hope you're right, I guess 2022 models will tell that story. If there's no more blown Hemis and 500-700HP SUVs in the car lots, then that will be obvious.

Makes no sense to kill the name. In the name of branding, SRT is arguably up there with other big factory or factory backed performance branding, like Yenko, COPO, GT, Cobra, Shelby, SS, etc.
Heck other mfgs are dragging up some of these brands from the dead, for multiple generations and Stellantis is killing a legit one??

He!!, keep SRT and call it Stellantis Racing Technology!


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Bionic Man wrote:

I think most know that the OP (aka the Troller) likes nothing more than to disparage and throw mud at anything Chrysler related. This is just another example of him trying to do that.

Here is what Ralph Gilles, who is a bit more credible, had to say of the change in structure. Fear not. Chrysler performance vehicles aren’t going anywhere.

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I didn't see his post at trolling at all but your's seems to be.


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Bird Freak wrote:

Bionic Man wrote:

I think most know that the OP (aka the Troller) likes nothing more than to disparage and throw mud at anything Chrysler related. This is just another example of him trying to do that.

Here is what Ralph Gilles, who is a bit more credible, had to say of the change in structure. Fear not. Chrysler performance vehicles aren’t going anywhere.

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I didn't see his post at trolling at all but your's seems to be.


Yeah he's the minute man moderator that is brand specific in his attacks. Just simply ignore and move on is my recommendation.


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Bionic Man wrote:

I think most know that the OP (aka the Troller) likes nothing more than to disparage and throw mud at anything Chrysler related. This is just another example of him trying to do that.


Fish is actually a closet member of the Ram Mafia and a good dude. But he paid extra to remain anonymous...


Oh snap, I wasn't supposed to say that!

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Dang it!!

I was really hoping to capitalize on the downfall of the SRT and be one of those people who actually MAKES money on a car due to it's limited supply and great demand.....
Already had my eye on a Sublime Chally Hellcat, 6 speed, low miles.

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Bird Freak wrote:

Bionic Man wrote:

I think most know that the OP (aka the Troller) likes nothing more than to disparage and throw mud at anything Chrysler related. This is just another example of him trying to do that.

Here is what Ralph Gilles, who is a bit more credible, had to say of the change in structure. Fear not. Chrysler performance vehicles aren’t going anywhere.

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I didn't see his post at trolling at all but your's seems to be.


Really? Do you read his other posts? Did you read the initial post? He has to beat his drum of where a companies HQ is. And throws in the TRx, which isn't even SRT.

His agenda is consistent, and crystal clear.


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RoyJ wrote:


Not quite axed, just no longer independent.

Stellantis, like any other company, won't say no to profit. If we look at SRT's lineup:

- Charger / Challenger, based on early 2000s E-Class
- Grand Cherokee / Durango, again, old ML / GL platform
- Wrangler, existing platform

Formula is just shove the biggest engine that fits, and bolt on the best suspension components, on either a paid off platform, or one that's cost-shared. It takes very little to float SRT, but $$$ profit.


Sounds like a good plan to me.
I just spent a week in a new Bimmer 530i. I can say the "old" chassis that is under the 06 SRT we had and the 2016 SRT gives up NOTHING to the new bimmer for handling, NVH and solid chassis feel.

Sometimes the wheel doesn't need re-invented if you still have a great wheel...


Yeah I like stuffing a big engine in a car. Sounds like my philosophy. Not sure if the guys across the pond agree.

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To work in the SRT group, you had to be a gearhead. What they have done is distributing the SRT design work to functional groups. It's a tremendous cost savings, HOWEVER, IMO, the SRT badge will quickly drift off to being a pretty badge.

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I think these guys is the origin of the SRT group. Very impressive...

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philh wrote:

To work in the SRT group, you had to be a gearhead. What they have done is distributing the SRT design work to functional groups. It's a tremendous cost savings, HOWEVER, IMO, the SRT badge will quickly drift off to being a pretty badge.


Exactly what happened to AMG with Mercedes. AMG is now just a trim level.


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