Formed in 2002 as one of the industry's leading in-house automotive performance groups, SRT’s original premise, which is still followed today, was to create the Chrysler Group's boldest, most distinctive vehicles that delivered benchmark performance. In June 2011, Chrysler Group LLC officially elevated SRT ® division - the Street and Racing Technology team - to a separate company brand that promises to maintain its successful formula to design, engineer and build benchmark high-performance vehicles for Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge. SRT vehicles are not simple machines. They are designed and built by the Chrysler Group’s in-house performance division, so each SRT vehicle adheres to five proven hallmarks that include awe-inspiring powertrains; outstanding ride, handling and capability; benchmark braking; aggressive and functional exteriors; and race-inspired and high-performance interiors to remain true to its performance roots.
For 2012, the SRT vehicle lineup features four vehicles that are world-class performance contenders and bring the latest in safety technologies and creature comforts. In total, there have been 10 Chrysler Group nameplates designed and engineered specifically to wear the SRT badge, including the Chrysler 300 SRT8(r), Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, Dodge Charger SRT8 and Jeep(r) Grand Cherokee SRT8.