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Old 03-06-2009, 05:10 PM   #1
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SRT and SVT divisons stay

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After learning that General Motors would be disbanding its High Performance Vehicle Operations team to focus on less performance-oriented projects, our thoughts naturally turned towards Ford's SVT and Chrysler's SRT groups. Would Detroit's other automakers follow GM's lead and kill off their fellow speed divisions? Apparently not. Ford has gone on record stating that the SVT program will continue on in its current capacity and now Chrysler has announced that it will continue to develop SRT versions of its volume sellers.

In a posting on Chrysler's Red Letter Dodge blog, Steve Bartoli, Chrysler's vice president for global product planning, had a few choice comments regarding the future of the Pentastar's SRT models, saying, "We are working on a sedan as we speak. We will look at many styling options." Admittedly, that's short on detail, but it does portend good things to come for fans of big HEMI engines and fat rear tires.

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I'm glad they are staying, anyone else

I wish GM could have found another route than to disband the performance group, I hope it's comes back in 2 or 3 years
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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Well Fords not taking any govt handouts like GM so they dont have to appease the govt and play nice. And with Chrysler, they are a privately owned company so even though they are getting some handout they can probably get away with more. Its all up to the manufacture in the end, as of right now anyway.
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:42 AM   #3
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Thank God. What would the world be without overpriced mustangs?




Sounds like the new Charger is going to stay a sedan. Sad. Ruining a heritage just to sell a few more cars.
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:53 AM   #4
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Charger SRT8 = Tank with decent motor
A lot of noise, not much speed.
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:17 AM   #5
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Charger SRT8 = Tank with decent motor
A lot of noise, not much speed.
Family man's sports sedan
What would you call the G8 GXP ?
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:58 AM   #6
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What would you call the G8 GXP ?
Better. In every way.
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Old 03-07-2009, 02:04 AM   #7
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Old 03-07-2009, 02:22 AM   #8
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a 0-60 in 4.7 tank...........not a fast enough sedan? go get a g8 gxp then for 2 tenths more
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Old 03-07-2009, 02:24 AM   #9
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a 0-60 in 4.7 tank...........not a fast enough sedan? go get a g8 gxp then for 2 tenths more
Slightly better is still better. It's slightly faster. Slightly Cheaper. Slightly lighter. And stops and handles quite a bit more than slightly better.

so GXP ftw.

And where'd you get 4.7 from? That seems about 0.5 seconds faster than true.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:22 AM   #11
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Slightly better is still better. It's slightly faster. Slightly Cheaper. Slightly lighter. And stops and handles quite a bit more than slightly better.

so GXP ftw.

And where'd you get 4.7 from? That seems about 0.5 seconds faster than true.
car and driver........check if you want i may be wrong....theses cars arent 5 second cars they are sub 5 second cars...that is the misconception given by terrible magazines
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car and driver........check if you want i may be wrong....theses cars arent 5 second cars they are sub 5 second cars...that is the misconception given by terrible magazines
Car and Driver rated the Charger at 4.8 and 13.2, to be specific.
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:33 PM   #13
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:47 PM   #14
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Got to give Chrysler and Ford props for having enough confidence in their SRT and SVT divisions to produce high performance products. It is only in these divisions that the proper R&D can be done to match performance, technology and fuel economy that will keep American cars unique and different from the rest of the world.
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:08 PM   #15
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Im still dissapointed with what happened to the charger... though i will consend that i love the challenger. In red or black.
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Im still dissapointed with what happened to the charger... though i will consend that i love the challenger. In red or black.
yea but the front end looks mean ....but it doesnt make up for everything past the front bumper
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yea but the front end looks mean ....but it doesnt make up for everything past the front bumper
the front end has potential till you see the 4 doors.



hey btw kevin, buddy of mine just got a Red SRT Challenger six-speed. DAYUM that car is wet.
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the front end has potential till you see the 4 doors.



hey btw kevin, buddy of mine just got a Red SRT Challenger six-speed. DAYUM that car is wet.
oh yea boi

that thing mustve never hooked lool
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oh yea boi

that thing mustve never hooked lool
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Ya it was sweet. To top it off We pulled up at a red light next to a Red Camaro. Tried talking to the guys but the driver ended up being dickasaurus rex.
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Ya it was sweet. To top it off We pulled up at a red light next to a Red Camaro. Tried talking to the guys but the driver ended up being dickasaurus rex.
yea i read that thread...what jerks
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[QUOTE=manimsoblack;325307] Slightly Cheaper.[QUOTE]
actually right now the SRT8 is the cheaper of the two by about 2k
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Ive driven one and it is pretty fast, especially for a family sized sedan. Which is why I almost bought one.......but im young and not going to really be needing a big sedan so im going for a coupe 2SS or GT500(dont get mad GM friends there's a reason)
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The people are still there, but they aren't working together anymore. Hopefully, their commitment to GM continues in their other divisions until they can reunite as a new GM performance crew.

We also need to remember that SVT was disbanded at one point, and it is now back. Expect the same of GM.
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:28 AM   #24
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actually right now the SRT8 is the cheaper of the two by about 2k
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G8 GXP > Charger SRT.



Though both are badass cars.
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