Back in 2005, Chrysler brought back the 300C with rear-wheel drive, a HEMI V8, and a sleek new Look. Nearly two decades later, the 300 is being phased out with a special edition 300C that continues the success of the previous SRT model.
The 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine returns, this time with 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. Compared to the 5.7-liter HEMI V8, which produces 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque, this is a significant increase. The 2023 Chrysler 300C can now reach 60 miles per hour in 4.3 seconds thanks to this upgrade.
The quarter mile is completed in 12.4 seconds and the Chrysler 300C can reach a peak speed of 160 miles per hour. An eight-speed automatic gearbox is linked to the powerplant; it is designed for maximum performance and can change gears in under 160 milliseconds.
A limited-slip differential and red calipers for the Brembo brakes round out the package. The dynamic damping suspension works with an active exhaust to channel the thunder of the V8 engine out of two massive pipes. Chrysler isn't about to interfere with a winning formula, so the high-performance Chrysler 300C has a subdued exterior look.
A tricolor 300C insignia on the grille, among other things, are dead giveaways. To complement it, all-season performance tires are mounted on 20-inch forged wheels. The available paint schemes are Gloss Black, Velvet Red, and Bright White.
The front seats are heated and cooled black leather and have imprinted 300C logos. Silver contrast stitching, carbon fiber embellishments, and a piano black finish all come together to create this ensemble. The 8.4-inch infotainment system is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Closer to its premiere in the spring, we should have more information.
Now is the time to reserve your Chrysler 300C, with prices beginning at $55,000. Those in the US should move quickly, since there are only 2,000 available. Even less than 200 of them will be made accessible in its home market in Canada.