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 ever.
Performance numbers 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.
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.
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 470 horsepower (351 kW) and 470 (637 N•m) lb.-ft. of torque, up 45 horsepower and 50 lb.-ft. over the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces.
The improved torque output -- including an additional 80 lb.-ft. at 2,900 rpm -- allows for inspired standing starts and improved straight-line performance while new, performance-tuned motor mounts improve idle stability and ride control at any speed. An active intake manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing provides maximum low-end torque while optimizing high-end power.
► 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 on the Track
The 392-cubic inch (6.4-liter) HEMI® V-8 delivers 470 horsepower (351 kW) and 470
(637 N•m) lb.-ft. of torque. The torque band is extremely flat allowing
for strong standing starts and improved straight-line performance
throughout the rpm range. An advanced active intake manifold along with
high-lift cam with phasing provides maximum low-end torque and high-end
power while still delivering up to 23 miles per gallon on the highway with
the standard manual transmission. Performance-tuned engine mounts improve
idle stability and ride control at all speeds.
Standard Fuel Saver Technology (four cylinder mode) in automatic
transmission equipped models allows the engine to operate economically on
four cylinders or use the power of all eight cylinders when needed. The EPA
fuel economy miles per gallon (mpg) (City/Hwy) ratings for the 2012 Dodge
Challenger SRT8 392 are 14/22 for automatic transmission models and 14/23
for manual-transmission models.
A look under the hood reveals unique valve covers with painted silver ribs
and the "392 HEMI" logo, which gives the engine a unique, clean and
The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 features a standard Tremec TR-6060
six-speed manual transmission and a dual-disc high performance clutch -- a
proven performer that was first offered on the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10®.
The optional five-speed automatic transmission features new, standard
steering wheel mounted paddle shifters that join the center console mounted
Auto Stick, allowing for a choice of spirited shifting on both the road and
the race track. Both methods give the driver the ability to manually select
specific gears on the transmission.
In "Drive," the transmission controller will automatically shift the
vehicle. The aggressiveness of the shifting is defined by the mode chosen -
either "Normal" or "Sport." Fully adaptive electronic control of all
shifting makes the powertrain more responsive while minimizing harshness.
In "Manual," the shift method is defined by the driver choosing to use
either paddle shift or Auto Stick. The "Sport" mode adds a hold function to
the calibration in all gears, allowing the driver full control of the
► Jaguar XK and England Cricket
England Test cricketers Andrew Strauss, Jonathan Trott, Steve Finn and Eoin
Morgan went back to driving school today to find out who is the best
all-rounder behind the wheel of a Jaguar XK.
The four cricketers went head to head in a series of automotive challenges
specifically designed to test their skills as professional sportsmen.
The event was organised by England Team partners Jaguar and took place at
the Jaguar testing track in Gaydon, West Midlands. Challenges included
slalom, breaking at speed and timed manoeuvres testing the player's
hand-eye co-ordination, spatial awareness and peripheral vision.
A team of professional drivers awarded the players points for each task. At
close of play, the individual with the lowest score was presented with a
set of Jaguar 'L' plates for the journey home.
Speaking at the event, England Test Captain, Andrew Strauss said: "Today's
been great fun and it's good for the guys to take time out and feel relaxed
ahead of the India Test. It's been a long time since I took my driving
test and it definitely wasn't in a Jaguar XK! It's an amazing car to drive,
it looks great and handles really well, just a shame our driving skills
couldn't match the performance of the car.
"There was clearly some pride at stake; it got more competitive as the day
went on. Having seen Steve Finn in action, there was no question that he
fully deserved to drive home with the 'L' plates."
Geoff Cousins, Managing Director, Jaguar UK said: "It was an entertaining
afternoon watching Andrew, Jonathan, Steve and Eoin in a test of a
different kind. Performance is at the heart of the Jaguar brand and
today's challenges allowed the cricketers to experience it firsthand in the
Jaguar XK range.
"Our partnership, which is part of the Jaguar Academy of Sport, is now in
its second year; we're proud to support the England Cricket Team and would
like to wish them all the best for the forthcoming Test series against
Last year Jaguar became Official Vehicle Supplier of the England Cricket
Team. The four-year partnership sees England's centrally contracted
cricketers drive Jaguar XJ, XF and XK models. Jaguar has also formed a
strategic partnership with the ECB's National Performance Centre. The
partnership forms part of the "Jaguar Academy of Sport" which recognises,
celebrates and inspires the next generation of British sporting talent and
2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Core engine sound and 0-100km/h
2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Core engine sound and 0-100km/h. Head over to
http://performancedrive.com.au/chrysler-300-srt8-core-review-video/ for the
2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Core
6.4-litre naturally aspirated V8
347kW and 631Nm
Five-speed auto, rear-wheel drive
0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds (as tested)
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 vs. Shelby GT350
Video of our muscle car showdown between the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
and the 2012 Shelby GT350. Only 1492 Challengers like this one will be
built, and Shelby has a cap of 2200, with only 500. Read the Dodge
Challenger SRT8 392 vs. Shelby GT350 photos and comparison test here:
2012 Chrysler 300C SRT8 Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Review
In this review, we take a very in-depth look at the all new 2012 Chrysler
300C SRT8. The vehicle was provided courtesy of yet another one of our good
friends, Q Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Irving, TX for us to review. This review
is designed to provide accurate information to both car enthusiasts and
potential consumers alike.
Cruisin Ocean City 2012 - UNreal Burnouts
These are just some unbelievable burnouts during the cruisin ocean city
event on may 18 in Ocean City Maryland. The crowd was just insane! Watch
in full 1080 HD.
Also i would like to say this in response to many comments - I am not one
of the guys who was audibly upset with AWD cars such as the subi or R35 for
burning out, those are fools :)
Autogespot - RPM automotive media
Rat Rod vs Lamborghini Aventador! Roadkill Episode 5
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spend 24 crazy hours with a 1930 Model A Rat Rod and a 2012 Lamborghini
Aventador to find out which wildly impractical, larger-than-life car
attracts the most attention.
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Chrysler 300C Burnout
Professional drivers demonstrate Chrysler's 300C, burnout, at this "Ride
and Drive". The public was invited to test drive the 300, but burnouts were
left to professional race car drivers.
First Test: 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
We run Chrysler's 6.4-liter V-8-powered 300 SRT8 through our standard
instrumented tests then hit the track to see how well theory translates to
Read the full story here:
Shot by: Jim Gleason, Corey Denomy
Edited by: Gordon Green
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
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
Projected performance numbers 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
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
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
The Chrysler C-300 won on both the road course and the "flying mile" at
Daytona in 1955. In 1956, the Chrysler 300B model won both events again. In
fact, the Chrysler 300s dominated NASCAR competition in 1955 and 1956,
taking the overall championship in both years. A legendary and luxurious
performance car was born. The "letter cars" quickly became the most
desirable of the Chrysler lineup and became known as the "Beautiful