The Targa Newfoundland is a grueling 2200-kilometer (roughly 1367 miles) road rally run through closed down towns throughout the Canadian province of Newfoundland. Chrysler’s newly created SRT brand chief Ralph Gilles decided this would be the perfect place for SRT vehicles like the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X, and Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 to compete head to head with vehicles from around the world.
The SRT group will be fielding three teams at this year’s Targa Newfoundland. Gilles, along with Jen Horsey, will be at the helm of the race-ready and track prepped 640-hp 2010 Viper SRT10 ACR-X, while George Notaras and Nick Chambers will be driving a stock 2012 Challenger SRT8 392. The third team will be driving the same lime green, specially-prepped 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 that Gilles drove in the Targa back in 2008.
The SRT brand’s efforts over the weeklong rally will be for a good cause. The three teams will be racing not only to win, but in order to raise $50,000 for the Autism Society of Newfoundland & Labrador. The Targa Newfoundland runs from September 10-17, and you can follow along at Targa Newfoundland’s site, and at DriveSRT.
Source: SRT, Targa Newfoundland