The Street and Racing Technology (SRT) performance engineering team projects performance numbers that 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.
Under the hood of the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, the new 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 makes its debut in the Chrysler brand product lineup delivering an estimated 465 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque.
Even with the elevated power numbers, an estimated 25-percent fuel economy increase on the highway is achieved by use of a new for 2012 active valve exhaust system that allows the standard Fuel Saver technology (four-cylinder mode) to engage over a wider rpm range.
The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 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.
The interior combines world-class luxury accommodations with performance-oriented technology. An all-new leather-wrapped, heated, SRT steering wheel features a unique rim section with a flattened bottom surface. Paddle shift controls flank both sides of the new contoured palm rests while all audio and Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) controls are accessible from the horizontal spokes on the steering wheel.
Base model estimated mpg: TBD
Estimated starting price: TBA
Compiled by Motor Matters