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2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
As the king of the lineup, the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 adds high-performance hardware to the elegant proportions and head turning design of the 2011 Chrysler 300C to provide the ultimate combination of world-class luxury, power and handling. With an estimated 465 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, the 300 SRT8 is targeted at customers that seek heart pounding, adrenaline filled excitement, but don't want to sacrifice comfort and innovative features to get it. (continued below)
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All-New Chrysler 300 SRT8 Offers Ultimate Combination of World-Class Luxury and Performance
|Source: Chrysler | Published: Sat Apr 23, 2011
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The Street and Racing Technology (SRT) performance engineering team builds
upon the all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 sedan already executed for a world-class
luxury experience, to deliver Chrysler's most powerful and best handling model
Projected performance numbers for the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
include 0-60 mph acceleration in the high 4-second range; quarter mile in high
12 second range; 0-100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds, top speed of 175 mph and
stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet.
Owners of any Chrysler Group
SRT vehicle receive one day of professional driving instruction from the Richard
Petty Racing School as part of the SRT Track Experience, designed to maximize
their driving knowledge and skills on the street or track. Sessions are held
throughout the year at selected tracks.
The return of the 300 SRT8 to the Chrysler lineup in 2012 evokes
a strong comparison to the original high-performance production car of its time
- the 1955 Chrysler 300. Known for simple, strong lines, excellent engineering,
high levels of luxury and outstanding performance with the first modern American
V-8 engine to produce 300 horsepower, the first Chrysler 300 (C-300) was styled
by Virgil Exner, who radically redesigned the entire Chrysler line and created
what they called "The Forward Look" in 1955. Without much chrome on the sides,
his designs were simple, but strong. Exner is credited with creating the
illusion of fast, forward movement.
2012 300 SRT8's Aggressive and
An exclusive new front fascia has a modern, yet
timeless appearance that is carried through with the all-new grille and new
Chrysler wing badge. The black chrome upper and lower grille surrounds and rear
valance strip are part of the available Black Chrome Package.
The 2012 300 SRT8 is one-half inch lower
when compared to the base car and features new SRT-exclusive side sill cladding
painted in matching body color for the "planted" look of a true sports sedan.
The rear includes a unique lower fascia with chrome accent bar, new 4-inch
round dual exhaust tips and a modified SRT8 decklid badge with new black accent.
Rounding out the Black Chrome Package are the black chrome accent spear and
exclusive black chrome wheels.
Chrysler 300 SRT8: Review (2/2)
|Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
||392 cu in (6424 cc)
||465 hp @ 6000 rpm
||465 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm
||Rear Wheel Drive
||5 Speed Automatic
|Brakes & Tires
|Brakes Front - Rear
||Ventilated Discs - Ventilated Discs
|Tire Size Front - Rear
|Exterior Dimensions & Weight
||< 5.0 s
|EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway
|Origin & Price
||United States of America
|Base Retail Price (MSRP)