The Truth About Cars » SRT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Durango SRT Could Be The Best Damn Family Wagon Ever http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/durango-srt-best-damn-family-wagon-ever/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/durango-srt-best-damn-family-wagon-ever/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1154217 Dodge may drop a 6.4-liter V-8 into a Durango before the current generation model goes away, executives told dealers in Las Vegas this week, several media sources are reporting. The Durango was last redesigned in 2011, so a SRT version could be a victory lap for the three-row SUV. Jeep may take over three-row crossover duty […]

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Dodge may drop a 6.4-liter V-8 into a Durango before the current generation model goes away, executives told dealers in Las Vegas this week, several media sources are reporting. The Durango was last redesigned in 2011, so a SRT version could be a victory lap for the three-row SUV. Jeep may take over three-row crossover duty […]

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You’re Paying More for That 2016 Hellcat, Quite a Bit More http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/youre-paying-more-for-that-2016-hellcat-quite-a-bit-more/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/youre-paying-more-for-that-2016-hellcat-quite-a-bit-more/#comments Sat, 22 Aug 2015 16:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1150841 Just in time for super-low gas prices, Dodge’s Hellcats will cost $3,650 to $4,200 more next year — at least — Autoblog is reporting. The 2016 Challenger Hellcat will start at $65,190 — including destination and gas guzzler tax, an increase of $4,200 over 2015. The Charger will start at $68,640 — including destination and […]

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Just in time for super-low gas prices, Dodge’s Hellcats will cost $3,650 to $4,200 more next year — at least — Autoblog is reporting. The 2016 Challenger Hellcat will start at $65,190 — including destination and gas guzzler tax, an increase of $4,200 over 2015. The Charger will start at $68,640 — including destination and […]

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2016 Dodge Viper ACR Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/review-2016-viper-acr/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/review-2016-viper-acr/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:15:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1118353 You know what a Venn diagram is, right? It’s one of those drawings where you have two or more circles representing the members of different groups, and the area where the circles overlap shows common members of those groups. One of my favorite jokes goes like so: “The Venn diagram of people who care about […]

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You know what a Venn diagram is, right? It’s one of those drawings where you have two or more circles representing the members of different groups, and the area where the circles overlap shows common members of those groups. One of my favorite jokes goes like so: “The Venn diagram of people who care about […]

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September 2014 Sales: $85K Viper Sells Like It’s March 2008 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/september-2014-sales-85k-viper-sells-like-march-2008/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/september-2014-sales-85k-viper-sells-like-march-2008/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:15:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=934234 This is what you read two months ago on TTAC: “FCA won’t build this car forever if it remains unwanted. Long live the Alfa Romeo 4C?” The mission for the Viper team then became, how do we make it desirable? Better yet, how do we make it desirable tomorrow? Over the span of a few […]

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This is what you read two months ago on TTAC: “FCA won’t build this car forever if it remains unwanted. Long live the Alfa Romeo 4C?” The mission for the Viper team then became, how do we make it desirable? Better yet, how do we make it desirable tomorrow? Over the span of a few […]

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Dodge Charger Hellcat Debuting At Woodward Dream Cruise http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/dodge-charger-hellcat-debuting-woodward-dream-cruise/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/dodge-charger-hellcat-debuting-woodward-dream-cruise/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:20:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=881138   For some reason, we at TTAC expected that the Dodge Charger Hellcat would debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. We were wrong. According to multiple sources, Dodge brand boss Tim Kuniskis told a Detroit radio station that an announcement would be made about a new performance model, which would debut at the Woodward […]

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  For some reason, we at TTAC expected that the Dodge Charger Hellcat would debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. We were wrong. According to multiple sources, Dodge brand boss Tim Kuniskis told a Detroit radio station that an announcement would be made about a new performance model, which would debut at the Woodward […]

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Corvette Stingray Bests Viper, 911 In Sales Through First-Half Of 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/corvette-stingray-bests-viper-911-in-sales-through-first-half-of-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/corvette-stingray-bests-viper-911-in-sales-through-first-half-of-2014/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=867178 The current Corvette is doing well for itself as of late, not only moving off the lot at a greater clip between January and June of this year than last, but also besting the SRT Viper and Porsche 911. GM Authority reports 17,744 Corvette Stingrays made it to the highway during the aforementioned sales period, […]

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The current Corvette is doing well for itself as of late, not only moving off the lot at a greater clip between January and June of this year than last, but also besting the SRT Viper and Porsche 911. GM Authority reports 17,744 Corvette Stingrays made it to the highway during the aforementioned sales period, […]

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Piston Slap: Spicy…or Spicier? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-spicy-or-spicier/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-spicy-or-spicier/#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 11:11:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=819161 John writes: Wasup, Sajeev! I have an 06 R/T Charger and I am contemplating getting a set of Eibach springs for it. What other costs might be associated aside from installation? What other products would I need to purchase, if any? Thanks for any input, John Sajeev answers: Well son, there was once a time […]

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John writes: Wasup, Sajeev! I have an 06 R/T Charger and I am contemplating getting a set of Eibach springs for it. What other costs might be associated aside from installation? What other products would I need to purchase, if any? Thanks for any input, John Sajeev answers: Well son, there was once a time […]

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New York 2014: 2015 SRT Viper Anodized Carbon Edition Unveiled http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/new-york-2014-2015-srt-viper-anodized-carbon-edition-unveiled/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/new-york-2014-2015-srt-viper-anodized-carbon-edition-unveiled/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:29:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=803802 In an effort to help boost lagging sales, the 2015 SRT Viper Anodized Carbon Edition was unveiled at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The Viper ACE will be limited to 50 units, with the last 10 receiving both a Time Attack package injection and matte gunmetal “Metallic Matte” paint. Orange stitching in the upholstery […]

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In an effort to help boost lagging sales, the 2015 SRT Viper Anodized Carbon Edition was unveiled at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The Viper ACE will be limited to 50 units, with the last 10 receiving both a Time Attack package injection and matte gunmetal “Metallic Matte” paint. Orange stitching in the upholstery […]

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SRT Needs More Firepower: The Case For A V8 Viper http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/srt-needs-more-firepower-the-case-for-a-v8-viper/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/srt-needs-more-firepower-the-case-for-a-v8-viper/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:37:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=776729 Years ago, after my first trip to the Detroit Auto Show, I was browsing the inventory at Lamborghini of Ohio with Jack. There was snow on the ground—Phaeton weather—and the cozy showroom seemed the perfect attraction to kill a few hours before my flight back to Baltimore. Jack was going on and on about the […]

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Years ago, after my first trip to the Detroit Auto Show, I was browsing the inventory at Lamborghini of Ohio with Jack. There was snow on the ground—Phaeton weather—and the cozy showroom seemed the perfect attraction to kill a few hours before my flight back to Baltimore. Jack was going on and on about the […]

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Viper Production Sidelined For Two Months Due To Slow Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/viper-production-sidelined-for-two-months-due-to-slow-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/viper-production-sidelined-for-two-months-due-to-slow-sales/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:15:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=775697 Due to slow sales, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will halt production of the SRT Viper for the next two months, with 91 hourly workers temporarily booted to the unemployment line. Automotive News reports the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit will go into hibernation beginning April 14, with production to resume June 23. Speaking of 91, […]

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Due to slow sales, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will halt production of the SRT Viper for the next two months, with 91 hourly workers temporarily booted to the unemployment line. Automotive News reports the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit will go into hibernation beginning April 14, with production to resume June 23. Speaking of 91, […]

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Review: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/review-2014-jeep-grand-cherokee-srt-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/review-2014-jeep-grand-cherokee-srt-with-video/#comments Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=666978 If you want a high performance SUV today, you’re left with relatively little choice. GM hasn’t dabbled in the market since their Trailblazer SS / Saab 9-7 Aero and Ford never even gave it a try with the old Explorer. That means your only options for ridiculously fast boxes on wheels come from BMW, Porsche, […]

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If you want a high performance SUV today, you’re left with relatively little choice. GM hasn’t dabbled in the market since their Trailblazer SS / Saab 9-7 Aero and Ford never even gave it a try with the old Explorer. That means your only options for ridiculously fast boxes on wheels come from BMW, Porsche, […]

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Vellum Venom: 2013 Dodge Charger SRT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/vellum-venom-2013-dodge-charger-srt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/vellum-venom-2013-dodge-charger-srt/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:26:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=662346 @willstpierre tweets: @SajeevMehta Art history teacher talked about using vellum today. Nobody else knew what it was #bringbackvellumvenom     While Ford and GM pissed away decades of heritage for horribly demure (yet disturbingly plump) full size sedans built on a namby pamby FWD globalized chassis, Chrysler took the hard points of the Mercedes-Benz W211 […]

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@willstpierre tweets: @SajeevMehta Art history teacher talked about using vellum today. Nobody else knew what it was #bringbackvellumvenom     While Ford and GM pissed away decades of heritage for horribly demure (yet disturbingly plump) full size sedans built on a namby pamby FWD globalized chassis, Chrysler took the hard points of the Mercedes-Benz W211 […]

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Los Angeles 2013: Anodized-Carbon-Special-Edition-SRT-Viper GTS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/los-angeles-2013-anodized-carbon-special-edition-srt-viper-gts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/los-angeles-2013-anodized-carbon-special-edition-srt-viper-gts/#comments Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:46:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=658706 Chrysler used the 2013 Los Angeles auto show to introduce a limited edition matte finished charcoal gray SRT Viper GTS called the Anodized Carbon Special Edition. Only 50 units will be produced with the dark gray metallic exterior finish, with orange highlights around the car. Other special features black vapor chrome “Rattler” wheels, a black GTS […]

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Chrysler used the 2013 Los Angeles auto show to introduce a limited edition matte finished charcoal gray SRT Viper GTS called the Anodized Carbon Special Edition. Only 50 units will be produced with the dark gray metallic exterior finish, with orange highlights around the car. Other special features black vapor chrome “Rattler” wheels, a black GTS […]

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More Changes For Chrysler Product Plans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/more-changes-for-chrysler-product-plans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/more-changes-for-chrysler-product-plans/#comments Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:29:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=507169 Post-bankruptcy Chrysler’s product plans have had more episodic changes than the Star Wars franchise, and Automotive News has the latest dirt on what’s going on at Auburn Hills. Dodge is set to lose the most, with the Grand Caravan, Journey and Durango disappearing from the lineup. The Grand Caravan may live on in Canada, but Chrysler’s […]

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Post-bankruptcy Chrysler’s product plans have had more episodic changes than the Star Wars franchise, and Automotive News has the latest dirt on what’s going on at Auburn Hills. Dodge is set to lose the most, with the Grand Caravan, Journey and Durango disappearing from the lineup. The Grand Caravan may live on in Canada, but Chrysler’s […]

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The World’s Best Sports Car Drivers All Run Into Each Other http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/the-worlds-best-sports-car-drivers-all-run-into-each-other/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/the-worlds-best-sports-car-drivers-all-run-into-each-other/#comments Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:50:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=505233 Hoo, boy. The Baltimore Grand Prix is famous for big-money wrecks but this one stands out, insofar as it’s the worst kind of crash a racer can have: one that happens before you get to do any racing at all. The Sunday-evening quarterbacking’s been intense, with various people being assigned blame. One name being thrown […]

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Hoo, boy. The Baltimore Grand Prix is famous for big-money wrecks but this one stands out, insofar as it’s the worst kind of crash a racer can have: one that happens before you get to do any racing at all. The Sunday-evening quarterbacking’s been intense, with various people being assigned blame. One name being thrown […]

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Enter The Bigtruck: SRT Experience Reviewed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/enter-the-bigtruck-srt-experience-reviewed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/enter-the-bigtruck-srt-experience-reviewed/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=499846 We’d like to welcome TTAC contributor, point-of-view video auteur, and fan favorite Bigtruckseries to the site for his first contribution. Bigtruck, as many of our readers know, is the owner of a Chrysler 300C. After adding a Jeep Cherokee SRT-8 to his fleet, he decided to attend the SRT Experience and chronicle the event for […]

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We’d like to welcome TTAC contributor, point-of-view video auteur, and fan favorite Bigtruckseries to the site for his first contribution. Bigtruck, as many of our readers know, is the owner of a Chrysler 300C. After adding a Jeep Cherokee SRT-8 to his fleet, he decided to attend the SRT Experience and chronicle the event for […]

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Review: 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/review-2013-chrysler-300-srt8-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/review-2013-chrysler-300-srt8-video/#comments Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485421 There’s a “problem” with the modern performance variant: they are too easy to review. You see, dropping a high-horsepower V8 into anything makes it good. Take the last generation Chrysler 300 SRT8. It’s interior was made from plastics rejected by Lego and Rubbermaid and you’d be hard pressed to tell it apart from the $9.99 […]

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There’s a “problem” with the modern performance variant: they are too easy to review. You see, dropping a high-horsepower V8 into anything makes it good. Take the last generation Chrysler 300 SRT8. It’s interior was made from plastics rejected by Lego and Rubbermaid and you’d be hard pressed to tell it apart from the $9.99 […]

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Review: 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/review-2013-dodge-challenger-srt8-392/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/review-2013-dodge-challenger-srt8-392/#comments Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:28:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472956 Last time we had a Challenger SRT8 to review, well, we didn’t review it so much as we burnt the rubber off the rear wheels. Sorry Dodge, we couldn’t help it. After a few Facebook requests, we put Dodge’s 470HP retro coupé back on our wish list and someone at Chrysler decided to trust me […]

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Last time we had a Challenger SRT8 to review, well, we didn’t review it so much as we burnt the rubber off the rear wheels. Sorry Dodge, we couldn’t help it. After a few Facebook requests, we put Dodge’s 470HP retro coupé back on our wish list and someone at Chrysler decided to trust me […]

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Selling The Viper Costs As Much As Buying A Dart http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/selling-the-viper-costs-as-much-as-buying-a-dart/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/selling-the-viper-costs-as-much-as-buying-a-dart/#comments Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:46:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461353 Chrysler dealers hoping to sell the SRT Viper will have to pony up $25,000 – about the price of a loaded Dodge Dart – to be able to sell the supercar. What does the $25 grand get you? The $25,000 fee is actually part of a two-tier system, outlined by Automotive News as such   […]

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Chrysler dealers hoping to sell the SRT Viper will have to pony up $25,000 – about the price of a loaded Dodge Dart – to be able to sell the supercar. What does the $25 grand get you? The $25,000 fee is actually part of a two-tier system, outlined by Automotive News as such   […]

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2013 SRT Viper Banking On 90’s Nostalgia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/2013-srt-viper-banking-on-90s-nostalgia/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/2013-srt-viper-banking-on-90s-nostalgia/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:05:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457225 A few days ago, I heard Nirvana’s “Come as you are” on a classic rock station. It’s hard to think of a grune song as qualifying for “classic” status, but we are creeping up on nearly 20 years of Nirvana. On the car front, there’s already been a re-issue of the Mustang 5.0, and now the […]

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A few days ago, I heard Nirvana’s “Come as you are” on a classic rock station. It’s hard to think of a grune song as qualifying for “classic” status, but we are creeping up on nearly 20 years of Nirvana. On the car front, there’s already been a re-issue of the Mustang 5.0, and now the […]

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Review: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth – Take Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/review-2012-fiat-500-abarth-take-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/review-2012-fiat-500-abarth-take-two/#comments Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:23:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451893   Abarth was founded in 1952 as a “one-stop-shop” for Fiat performance gear. What does that have to do with the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth? Nothing. Seriously. In 1971 Abarth was purchased by Fiat, by the 1990s the “brand” had deteriorated to a trim level on questionable hatchbacks and by 2000 it was “dead trim […]

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  Abarth was founded in 1952 as a “one-stop-shop” for Fiat performance gear. What does that have to do with the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth? Nothing. Seriously. In 1971 Abarth was purchased by Fiat, by the 1990s the “brand” had deteriorated to a trim level on questionable hatchbacks and by 2000 it was “dead trim […]

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New York 2012: 2013 SRT Viper; Real Pictures http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-2013-srt-viper-real-pictures/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-2013-srt-viper-real-pictures/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:09:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438191 8.4 liters. 10 cylinders. 640 horsepower. 600 lb-ft of torque. 3297 pounds. It’s still a Viper. Here’s the long awaited 2013 SRT Viper. There is only one choice, a 6 speed manual transmission. Weight is down while power is up. Stability control and an 8.4 inch touch screen are concessions to comfort, but there will […]

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8.4 liters. 10 cylinders. 640 horsepower. 600 lb-ft of torque. 3297 pounds. It’s still a Viper. Here’s the long awaited 2013 SRT Viper. There is only one choice, a 6 speed manual transmission. Weight is down while power is up. Stability control and an 8.4 inch touch screen are concessions to comfort, but there will […]

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2013 SRT Viper Revealed In Screen Grabs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2013-srt-viper-revealed-in-screen-grabs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2013-srt-viper-revealed-in-screen-grabs/#comments Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:38:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438024 Inside Line has screen grabs of the 2013 SRT Viper. We have the gallery below. Tomorrow, Jack and Byron will bring us live shots and details. Until then, this is what we’ve got.  

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Inside Line has screen grabs of the 2013 SRT Viper. We have the gallery below. Tomorrow, Jack and Byron will bring us live shots and details. Until then, this is what we’ve got.  

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Dodge’s Facebook Campaign For SRT Viper Backfires http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/dodges-facebook-campaign-for-srt-viper-backfires/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/dodges-facebook-campaign-for-srt-viper-backfires/#comments Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:51:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=437206 Dodge attempted to perpetrate yet another annoying Facebook teaser campaign, telling their fans that if they got 2013 “likes”, they’d be able to see another picture of the 2013 SRT Viper ahead of its New York Auto Show debut. The only problem is that the campaign failed. The teaser photo failed to sign up 2013 […]

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Dodge attempted to perpetrate yet another annoying Facebook teaser campaign, telling their fans that if they got 2013 “likes”, they’d be able to see another picture of the 2013 SRT Viper ahead of its New York Auto Show debut. The only problem is that the campaign failed. The teaser photo failed to sign up 2013 […]

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Dodge Brand Phase-Out Watch: There Will Be No Dodge Viper http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/dodge-brand-phase-out-watch-there-will-be-no-dodge-viper/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/dodge-brand-phase-out-watch-there-will-be-no-dodge-viper/#comments Tue, 27 Dec 2011 19:08:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423611 Once upon a time, the Dodge brand was brimming with pride. In the mid-to-late 1990s, Dodge had it all: affordable compacts, big front-drive cruisers, the hottest trucks on the market, and of course, the Viper. And when the times were good, all of those part melded into one brash, exciting, quintessentially American brand. From Neons […]

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Once upon a time, the Dodge brand was brimming with pride. In the mid-to-late 1990s, Dodge had it all: affordable compacts, big front-drive cruisers, the hottest trucks on the market, and of course, the Viper. And when the times were good, all of those part melded into one brash, exciting, quintessentially American brand. From Neons […]

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