SRT is being disbanded; long live SRT!
The new Mopar site Stellpower recently reported that the SRT team is being disbanded, its members distributed throughout Stellantis. Longtime SRT-focused reporter Patrick Rall asked Stellantis for a comment on rumors that the SRT group was no more, and was told:
In February 2021, all of the core elements of the SRT performance engineering team were integrated into Stellantis’ global engineering organization.
This action will have the two-way benefit of ensuring that our brands’ SRT and performance-focused product offerings continue to meet the highest quality standards and expectations, while delivering key learnings from motorsports and other high-performance-technology applications across a wider mix of our company’s product lines.
These products have delighted enthusiasts for nearly two decades, and Stellantis will continue to sell and develop the next generation of Dodge//SRT-branded vehicles, as well as Jeep and Ram vehicles that utilize high-performance SRT technology.
As Patrick reported, the staff of SRT has been spread throughout other Stellantis brands, but the SRT cars and trucks will remain; and new SRTs will be developed. The goal appears to be spreading the knowledge and expertise the SRT people gained by focusing so deeply on suspension, engine, and brake performance. Full story on Stellpower.
Clark Westfield grew up fixing up and driving past-their-prime American cars, including various GM and Mopar V8s. He has ghostwritten auto news for the last few years, lives in Farmingdale, New York, and can be reached at +1.516-531-4021.