Dodge R/T Meaning and Explanation

October 25th, 2018 by

Dodge Challenger R/T Model


You may have heard performance car enthusiasts toss the term “R/T” around, but not really know what it means. We are here to walk you through what R/T stands for and what it means for drivers in Louisville, KY. Suffice it to say, if you love pulse-pounding performance, you will love an R/T vehicle.

Road and Track History

R/T stands for Road/Track and indicates a performance level trim you can find across the Dodge lineup. The R/T configuration first made its appearance in 1967 with the release of the Dodge Coronet R/T trim. Since that initial release Dodge has gone on to produce 29 R/T vehicles, the most famous of which was the 1968 Dodge Challenger.

SRT® vs. R/T

The R/T trims offer better performance features and specs than any standard trim will offer. Yet SRT® (Street & Racing Technology) trims generally offer more in terms of performance. The downside of the SRT® configuration is can cost a bit more than the R/T, which makes the R/T trim great for those seeking powerful performance with an affordable price.

Vehicles With R/T Trims

If you are looking for an R/T model, you have plenty of options to choose from with trims on the:

Performance Features of the R/T

Exact performance features on an R/T model can differ between vehicles, yet each will be guaranteed to boost performance enhancing features. When looking at this track inspired trim you can generally expect to find:

  • Brembo Braking: These brakes allow for quick stops without overheating.
  • HEMI® Engines: With the iconic horsepower and torque reached by these burly engines, it is no surprise that they are an R/T staple.
  • Aerodynamic Design: The use of hood scoops, rear spoiler, and more, allow the R/T trim to reduce drag and achieve greater speed.

Experience R/T the Difference at Jeffersonville

Have additional questions about performance vehicles? The team at Bachman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram would be happy to speak with you! Or you can get your foot on the accelerator of an R/T model by stopping by our showroom near New Albany. Want to learn more from our team? Find out more about oil change intervals with our service team!

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