Chrysler Group Kicks Off Second Annual "SRT Tour" Showcasing High-Performance Lineup

By Trevor Dorchies | July 05, 2012
Just over a year after becoming a separate in-house entity, Chrysler Group's SRT brand has amassed strong support through a legion of fans in a short amount of time. To celebrate those fans and create more awareness for the high-performance brand, SRT is taking to the road for its' second annual SRT Tour, which passes through more than 30 locations across the United States over the next three months. With the exception of the 2013 SRT Viper, which is slated to join in later this year, all of Chrysler Group's performance vehicles will be paraded around for all to see. This includes the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8, and the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.  All four vehicles drum up power from a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine, which is rated at 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The Grand Cherokee is the lone exception; while it produces 470 hp it "only" churns out 465 lb-ft or torque. Jeep's SRT8 variant will also be responsible for towing a trailer from stop to stop which will be filled with items to be given away and video screens that will showcase all things SRT. SRT representatives will also be on hand to answer questions you may have about the performance brand. That includes SRT drivers like John Palazzolo, who is the lead facilitator on the SRT Track Experience, co-driver of SRT's factory entry, and also hosts videos on driveSRT.com. The other three drivers include Jennifer Schneidua, who is familiar with exotic vehicle driving programs, Sean Yoder, who has driven autocrosses and road races, and Rachel Miller, who has been a part of the SRT Track Experience for several years. The first stop on the tour will be this Friday, July 6 and will run until Sunday in Carlisle, PA. The SRT Tour is set to conclude at the Viper Owner Invitational in Charlotte, N.C. in late September. For a look at the full tour schedule, check out driveSRT.com. You can also check out SRT on Twitter and follow the tour's progress there as well. Source: Chrysler
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