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Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SRT8 Models Get Official Green Light


It was a near certainty and now Chrysler has confirmed it: the SRT8s are coming. Sources inside the automaker have said the new SRT8s are currently in the works, meaning we should seem them soon.

No specifics have been given on what models will get the SRT8 treatment, but considering Chrysler's past we can all but guarantee an SRT8 Dodge Charger, as well as a Jeep SRT8. While Chrysler is eager to position the new 2011 300 model as more of a luxury car than a performance car, it's likely to get the big V8 too. Another possibility includes the new Durango SUV.

Like the already released 2011 Challenger SRT8 392, all models should get close to 470-hp and 470 ft-lbs of torque using a new 6.4-liter V8 engine. Also look for larger wheels, lower and stiffer suspensions, custom bodywork, upgraded brakes and some interior trim changes. It's not yet clear if the new SRT8s will get Chrysler's upcoming 8-speed automatic, but that would certainly help deliver some even more impressive performance without the tremendously bad fuel economy we're used to.

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Wow that just made me even more excited to get behind the wheel of a 2012 jeep srt8....can't wait!! wonder if they are going to make the wheels on the srt8 jeep into 22's? strangely enough even maybe 21s like the porsche cayenne...whats everyones thoughts on that?
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Well there ya have it. It has finally been released, 2012 is a go. This will be exciting !

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It was a near certainty and now Chrysler has confirmed it: the SRT8s are coming. Sources inside the automaker have said the new SRT8s are currently in the works, meaning we should seem them soon.

No specifics have been given on what models will get the SRT8 treatment, but considering Chrysler's past we can all but guarantee an SRT8 Dodge Charger, as well as a Jeep SRT8. While Chrysler is eager to position the new 2011 300 model as more of a luxury car than a performance car, it's likely to get the big V8 too. Another possibility includes the new Durango SUV.

Like the already released 2011 Challenger SRT8 392, all models should get close to 470-hp and 470 ft-lbs of torque using a new 6.4-liter V8 engine. Also look for larger wheels, lower and stiffer suspensions, custom bodywork, upgraded brakes and some interior trim changes. It's not yet clear if the new SRT8s will get Chrysler's upcoming 8-speed automatic, but that would certainly help deliver some even more impressive performance without the tremendously bad fuel economy we're used to.

More: Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SRT8 Models Get Official Green Light on AutoGuide.com
Let's not get too excited....nothing says there will be a srt-8 jeep.....yet!!

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SRT8 durango? fail..... The durango has always been pretty fugly IMHO; If its built on the same platform as the Jeep; however, I suppose it would offer identical performance... if chrysler really needed two entries in the sport-suv market.

Chally, Charger, Jeep (How about a Ram?); glad they're considering dropping the 300, make it a luxury brand and give it the 392 without all the "sport glitz" which just makes it look cheap.

So "larger wheels", would mean 22's. For looks this is a good thing, for performance, the jury is still out. They don't make Nitto NT05's in 22's guys; they dont' make harfdly any serious drag tires in 22... heck 20's were a rare novelty a few years ago just to get radials.

I'd welcome 22's on the Jeep if they gave us 18" brake rotors, but I dont' see that happening, instead I just foresee a lot of empty space in there.

They can keep the 8 speed automatic, I dont need 7 shifts before I hit the traps. Some of the fastest cars on the planet have a powerglide 2-speed. Any automatic transmission is at its weakest while shifting; the more time it spends shifting, the less time it spends putting full power to the wheels. I'd rather they just give the NAG1 a 6th Overdrive for highway crusing and call it quits.



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Yeah, in addition, an SRT8 Ram has been missing. The Viper truck was a nice experiment, but lowered, short-body, single-cab ram with the 392 would be pretty sick, especially since you could price it about $10,000 less than the rest of the SRT8 bunch. It would draw the lightening and Silverado SS crowd like a bug zapper as well, great market for top-end sports truck that has been gapped by the other auto makers.

Would be really interesting if an SRT8 ram started life as a 3/4 Ton 4x4 powertrain, you'd have some 9 second pickups show up inside of a year.
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Let's not get too excited....nothing says there will be a srt-8 jeep.....yet!!
Exactly, I'm hearing the Jeep won't make it on the line up of the 2012 SRT8's because of demand being so much lower than the rest of the SRT's (Source= owner of a chrysler/jeep/dodge dealership).

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