2011 Targa Newfoundland Motorsport Event in St. John's Newfoundland

2011 Targa Newfoundland Motorsport Event in St. John's Newfoundland

September 19, 2011 , St. John’s, Newfoundland – Each year, hundreds of high-performance vehicles descend on the scenic Atlantic coast of Canada in a celebration of speed called Targa Newfoundland. This year, three factory-backed SRT vehicles joined a diverse field of international competitors eager to test their vehicles’ technical limits. For the 10th edition of Targa Newfoundland, the three-car SRT effort led by Ralph Gilles, has raised close to $26,000 for the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. The funds raised will help provide services and programs to individuals and families affected by Autism.

Pledges can still be made online at www.autism.nf.net. Daily updates on the rally, a blog, photos and video can be found at www.drivesrt.com. Followers can also log onto www.Motoman.tv for daily videos from the event and to www.pacionemotorsport.com for more competitor highlights.

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

“We are pleased to have raised close to $26,000 to help the Autism Society of Newfoundland & Labrador. Targa gave us the perfect proving grounds to test our SRT products in some of the most extreme conditions and our winning results this past week are a great testament to the quality, high performance and robustness of our Chrysler Group products.”

Ralph Gilles,
President and CEO of the SRT Brand

All three vehicles participating in this year’s Targa Newfoundland for the Chrysler Group were production models. Ralph Gilles finished in second place in the Modern Category driving a Dodge Viper SRT10 production model; Rob Pacione won the Open Category aboard a Dodge Challenger SRT 392 with a Mopar Performance exhaust and Crate 392 HEMI® engine; while George Notaras, in his first ever participation at Targa, drove a production Challenger SRT 392 to a ninth place finish in the Grand Touring Category.

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

About the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

For 2012, the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 adds even more high-tech performance features to solidify its place as the Dodge brand‘s ultimate modern American rear-wheel-drive muscle coupe. With 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque from the 6.4-litre 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 8.8 L/100km (32 mpg) on the highway.

The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 accelerates from 0-100km/h (0-60 mph) in the high 4-second range; runs the quarter mile in the mid-12-second range with the automatic transmission; goes from 0-160-1 km/h (0-100-1 mph) in the low 15s, reaches a top speed of 293 km/h (182 mph) with the manual transmission and stops from 100-0 km/h (60-0 mph) in just 36 metres (117 feet).

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The 6.4L HEMI 392

The 6.4L HEMI 392

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