Street and Racing Technology engineering team disbanded
Will move on to other Stellantis projects
The first victim of the Stellantis merger and new cost-cutting CEO Carlos Tavares is the Street and Racing Technology part of what was FCA. But while the group of performance masters is being disbanded, the report says, that doesn’t mean the end of SRT models.
“All of the core elements of the SRT performance engineering team have been integrated into our company’s global engineering organization”, a spokeswoman for Stellantis told Mopar Insiders. “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”.
So rather than going away, SRT functions will now be integrated into the team of engineers handling performance products on the PSA side, as well as into other global engineering teams. They’ll still be there, but they’ll be working on more things with more brands, and possibly even better integrated into the design of new models so they can be ready for SRT-like treatment from the get-to.
“[SRT] 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”, the spokeswoman added.
Feel free to speculate on the possibility of Hellcat-equipped Peugeots, but more likely this will mean more performance models of all kinds throughout the lineup. That are more appropriate for each individual brand.