MOPAR, SRT and HEMI: what it all means

By Admin | Posted in Auto Terms on Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 5:08 pm
What does MOPAR stand for?

What does MOPAR stand for?

If you’re in the process of purchasing a vehicle, you’ve probably heard a few odd terms floating around the auto-universe. Especially if you’re searching for a vehicle in the FCA-realm (we’ll tell you what that means too), you’re going to hear a few words that may sound like nonsense. In order to help you understand the auto-world’s lingo, we’re here to answer the question: What does MOPAR stand for? We’ll also cover a few terms you may not be overly familiar with.

First, the term FCA refers to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Of course, there are other brands that fall underneath that category (that aren’t represented by the name). Dodge, Ram and Jeep are also apart of the FCA-segment, as well as the SRT-powered vehicles that we’re about to give you a bit of insight on. The term MOPAR represents the FCA’s parts, and it simply stands for Motor Parts!

What does SRT mean?

If you’re searching for a high-powered ride, you’ve probably heard the term SRT thrown into names of certain vehicles. SRT stands for Street and Racing Technology. If you’ve found a vehicle distinguished by the SRT-stamp, it means that you’re going to be getting a lot of muscle out of the car. It’s also an indication that the highest levels of performance technology have gone into the makeup of the vehicle.

What is a HEMI engine?

A HEMI engine is named for its shape, which is hemispherical (get it?). HEMI-head engines provide a car with high levels of power. While they may be heavier than regular engines and only allow to valves per cylinder, this specific type of engine allows less heat to escape from the head. Oftentimes, these types of engines can be seen in some of Dodge’s muscle cars.

If there are further questions regarding the meaning of any of the above terms, the staff at Dave Syverson would be happy to help! Just call the dealership or stop by today!

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