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 model ever. 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 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. 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 Brutes."

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► Chrysler 300 SRT8 (2012) on the track
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 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Test Drive & Luxury Muscle Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chrysler/300/2012/srt8-rwd/?id=32972 The Chrysler 300 is a great American luxury sedan with room for 5 passengers that looks good and drives even better. Well the SRT8 version is a tricked out muscle car that delivers tons of power and performance. SRT stands for Street Racing Team and this division of Chrysler takes a normal car and turn up the heat. Base price on the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 is $47,670. The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 is all about power with its giant 6.4 liter HEMI V-8 engine lurking under the hood. This luxury sports sedan produces an huge 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque. That translates into a 0-60 MPH time of less than 5 seconds! The transmission is a 5-speed automatic and the 300 SRT8 comes standard with both traction and stability control in an effort to keep all that power on the road. Fuel economy is not so great at 14 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway. On the outside the huge chrome 20-inch wheels with Brembo brakes lurking behind are the first top-off that this 300 SRT8 is something special. Up front the blacked out grille and the LED headlights give this luxury sport sedan an aggressive look. The interior of the 2012 Chrysler SRT8 is a combination of both sport and luxury. The gauges glow with a sexy blue backlighting and the 8.4 inch touch screen display that is integrated into the center stack looks amazing. Integrated into the touch screen navigation is a trick SRT performance screen that lots you track various performance figures like 0-60, g-forces, or it can display up to 3 custom performance gauges. Bottom line on the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 is that if you have round $50k and want a nice vehicle with tons of power that can seat 5 passengers comfortably then this car is right for you. The SRT8 is the next step in the evolution of the American muscle car. See More Car Videos http://www.autobytel.com/car-videos/?id=32972 Join Our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/autobytel





First Drive Review: Is the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 a track or road car?
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 is all about style, attitude, and luxury. But is the new Chrysler 300 SRT8 bite as bad as it's bite when you get the car on the track? Watch this first drive video and find out.





2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
From the 2011 New York Auto Show, Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8




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