Name conventions for Chevy and Dogde

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  1. violator

    violator New Member

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    Newb question... what is the significance in the Chevy numbers z06, z28, z71... etc. How are they named exactly?

    and also... Dodge's SRT-4, SRT-10...
     
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    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    originally Zxx stood for the RPO (regular production order) codes, or options basically
    Z06, Z28, Z71 were high perfomance engine, suspension and other options
    now they are more synonomous with the name than with the actualy option codes i think, as Z28 has been around as long as the camaro and the z06 was brought back to honor the old 63 vette of the same name

    SRT is basically Mopar's equivalent to Ford's SVT or BMW's M group, headed up by PVO(Performance Vehicle Operations) Mopar's in house tuner
    so just as you have SVT cobra, SVT lightning, etc you have SRT-4 and SRT 10
    i forget exactly what SRT stands for, but i know on the older Dodges RT stood for Road and Track (ala Viper RT10, Charger RT, etc)
    the second part of the SRT logo is simply the number of cylinders in that cars engine
    SRT4=the turbo 4 in that car
    SRT10=Viper motor

    that about cover it?
     
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    Thanks Possum Stomper that helped a lot.

    I found out that SRT = Street and Racing Technology...

    said so on Dodge's official site
     
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    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    any chance to display my vast knowlege of automobile trivia :o
     

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