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Posted: 02/17/21 12:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Chrysler's SRT division got the axe by Chryslers new parent company and european controlled Stellantis. This can't be good for Ram's TRX's future.

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Posted: 02/17/21 02:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sign of the times perhaps. The writing is on the wall regarding gas and diesel powered personal transportation. Heck even Jeep Wranglers will soon be EV’s.


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wildtoad wrote:

The writing is on the wall regarding gas and diesel powered personal transportation.

I hope they can increase the range of EV's in the near future. I have no plans to buy a EV anytime soon but, that could change quickly.

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““All of the core elements of the SRT performance engineering team have been integrated into our company’s global engineering organization,” a spokeswoman told enthusiast website Mopar Insiders.”

Why am I skeptical?


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So I should probably buy a Hellcat now....


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FishOnOne wrote:

Chrysler's SRT division got the axe by Chryslers new parent company and european controlled Stellantis. This can't be good for Ram's TRX's future.

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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.

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Posted: 02/17/21 06:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My only experience with an SRT was my 2008 Caliber SRT4. It had all kinds of power, fast car. However, it was a $20,000 engine in a $21,000 car. In other words, the engine was incredible but the rest of the car was a POS.


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


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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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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...

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