'Cruising for Hope' and Chrysler's SRT Brand Join Forces to Benefit Keyser Family Pediatric Cancer Center at Hope Children’s Hospital

Fri, 2011-08-26 10:00
Chrysler Corporation August 26, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC’s SRT brand is proud to be the platinum sponsor for the first annual “Cruising for Hope” event, a classic car and motorcycle show that benefits the Keyser Family Pediatric Cancer Center at Hope Children's Hospital.

“Cruising for Hope” will be held Sunday, August 28 at the Tripp Lite's World Headquarters in Chicago, from 10a.m – 6p.m. and will feature a variety of classic and current vehicle models, live musical performances and guest appearances from the Chicago Police and Fire Departments.

“The SRT brand is about dedication, passion and performance and we are honored to be a part of an event that benefits the Keyser Family Pediatric Cancer Center at Hope Children's Hospital, a place filled with individuals that have a passion for and are dedicated to helping others,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – SRT Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Not only is this a great opportunity to see car enthusiasts celebrate and embrace classic and current vehicles, it’s great to see everyone come together for such a significant cause.”

The SRT High Performance Tour will be cruising into the classic car show with the entire 2012 SRT vehicle lineup that includes the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8®, Dodge Challenger SRT8, Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8 and Chrysler 300 SRT8.
Four SRT drivers will be accompanied by a large display trailer filled with video screens of running vehicle footage, SRT-branded merchandise and apparel, and give-away items for attendees. The team will be on-hand to answer questions about each of the SRT vehicles.

The event is open to all clubs and to individual car and motorcycle owners. Advance registration is $12 per vehicle or $15 on the day of the show. See http://www.chicagocarshow.org/register.html to register. Entry into the event is free for spectators and donations are optional.

About the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8® 392
for 2012, the Dodge Challenger SRT8® 392 adds even more high-tech performance features to solidify its place as the brand’s ultimate modern American rear-wheel-drive muscle coupe. With 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque from the 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8, the balanced performance approach of the Challenger SRT8 392 provides outstanding straight-line acceleration, world-class ride and handling, high-performance braking and the most up-to-date technologies that deliver more driver excitement and control. And it still gets up to 23 miles per gallon on the highway.

The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 accelerates from 0-60 mph in the high 4-second range; runs the quarter mile in mid-12-second range with the automatic transmission (high 12-second range with the manual); goes from 0-100-0 mph in the low 15s, reaches a top speed of 182 mph with the manual transmission (175 mph with the automatic) and stops from 60-0 mph in just 117 feet.

About the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8®
The Dodge Charger SRT8® makes a return to the performance car market in 2012 bringing intelligent performance features and more power to the brand’s iconic four-door fastback coupe.

New for the 2012 Charger SRT8 is the 470 horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 that features 45 more horsepower and 50 more lb.-ft. of torque (up to 470 horsepower/470 lb.-ft. of torque) across a significantly wider rpm range, new exhaust system technology for improved fuel efficiency, along with new paddle shift technology and adaptive damping suspension for optimal driver control.

Performance numbers for the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 include 0-60 mph acceleration in the high 4-second range; quarter mile in the high 12-second range; 0-100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds; top speed of 175 mph and stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet.

About the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8®
The success of the modern Chrysler 300 launched in 2005 can be attributed to its broad appeal. People of all ages, incomes and lifestyles were attracted to the sedan’s dramatic styling, power and performance.

As the king of the Chrysler Brand E-segment lineup, the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8® adds high-performance hardware to the elegant proportions and head turning design to provide the ultimate combination of world-class luxury, power and handling. With 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque from the new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8, the 300 SRT8 is targeted at customers that seek heart pounding, adrenaline filled excitement, but don’t want to sacrifice comfort and innovative features to get it.

Performance numbers for the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 include 0-60 mph acceleration in the high 4-second range; quarter mile in the high 12-second range; 0-100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds; top speed of 175 mph and stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet.

About the 2012 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8®
The most powerful, technologically advanced, high-performance Jeep® vehicle ever – the all-new 2012 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8® – brings a combination of Jeep’s legendary capability and utility, merged with the renowned advanced performance engineering from SRT.

Delivering outstanding driving performance in all conditions, and complemented by key SRT attributes – including functional, performance-oriented styling, world-class ride and handling, benchmark braking and race-inspired interior appointments – the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 broadens the Jeep vehicle lineup and builds upon the successful launch of the award-winning 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 in the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 delivers 470 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque – an improvement of 50 horsepower and 45 lb.-ft. torque over the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces. Performance includes 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.8 seconds, 0-100-0 mph in the mid-16 second range, quarter mile in the mid-13 second range, top speed of 160 mph, and braking power from 60-0 mph in 116 feet.

 

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