Home » News » Chrysler » 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

The most powerful version of the recently introduced Chrysler 300 is here. This is the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 introduced at the 2011 New York Auto Show today, a machine that not only is more powerful than the 300C SRT8, but is also way more refined, and you might not have guessed it but is also more efficient in terms of fuel consumption.

The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 is powered by the automaker's new Pentastar 6.4-litre Hemi V8 which produces 465 HP and 465 lb-ft of torque, which means an increase of 40 HP over the old 6.1-litre Hemi V8. Power will be sent to the wheels through the same 5-speed automatic transmission, but in this case operated by steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, and even though the final performance figures are not mentioned yet, Chrysler says the new 300 SRT8 will sprint from nought to 60 mph in less than 5.0 seconds and will reach a top speed of 175 mph.

As with most of the sports cars out there, fuel economy is sacrificed in the name of performance, but with the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 customers will actually notice a 25 percent increase in efficiency so we should see what that means when the official consumption figures get released. 

Other new features on the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 include an Adaptive Damping Suspension which 'reads' the road in order to provide various details to the driver such as speed, steering angle, steering speed, brake torque, throttle position and accelerations (lateral and vertical) and which can also adapt according to the surface on which the car runs on.

The new 300 SRT8 is also fitted with big brakes (14.2 inch discs at the front and 13.8 inch discs at the back) that use 4-piston calipers from Brembo, so when pressing the brake pedal at a speed of 60 mph, the 4,046 pounds sedan will require 120 feet in order to come to a full stop.

The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT will hit the market in the third quarter of 2011, with pricing expected to be announced as the on sale date gets closer. 

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

Fields marked with * are required
Name *:
Email *:
Comment *:
Code *:
  CAPTCHA
  • Email
  • YouTube
  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • facebook
  • feedburner

Related Specs

  1. 2005 Chrysler 300C SRT8

    Engine: Hemi Cast Iron V8, Power: 316.9 kw / 425 bhp @ 6200 rpm, Torque: 569.44 nm / 420 ft lbs @ 4800 rpm
  2. 2003 Chrysler 300C Concept

    Engine: Hemi V8N/AN/A
  3. 1960 Chrysler 300F

    Engine: Wedge V8, Power: 279.6 kw / 375 bhpN/A
  4. 2000 Chrysler 300 Hemi C Concept

    Engine: V8 Hemi, Power: 263.2 kw / 353.0 bhp @ 0 rpm, Torque: 478.6 nm / 353.0 ft lbs @ 0 rpm
  5. 2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6

    Engine: Aluminum V6, Power: 246.1 kw / 330.0 bhp @ 6100 rpm, Torque: 420 nm / 309.8 ft lbs @ 3500-4800 rpm

New Vehicles

Hyundai i30 N Line starts at £21,255 in UKHyundai i30 N Line starts at £21,255 in UK
After a long wait, Hyundai is finally making the most of its new N Performance division. The South-Korean manufacturer has officially announced the pricing ...

Concept Cars

Skoda Vision X Concept unveiledSkoda Vision X Concept unveiled
SKODA will use this year Geneva Motor Show to present us another concept that envisions its future. The Czech car manufacturer is presenting an outlook ...

Custom Cars

Rolls Royce Privacy Suite introduced in ChinaRolls Royce Privacy Suite introduced in China
Rolls Royce builds the most luxurious cars on the plant. We all know that. In order to provide also the isolation feel some of its clients needs, Rolls ...

Future Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vans launches the Vision URBANETIC conceptMercedes-Benz Vans launches the Vision URBANETIC concept
Mercedes is more and more into autonomous cars and is developing new technologies, fot the moment only at a concept stage. So is the Vision URBANETIC, ...

Market News

Current Seat Leon, best sold generation everCurrent Seat Leon, best sold generation ever
On the edge of bankruptcy just five years ago, Seat is now booming and enjoys good sales. The current generation Leon is one of the cars that helped Seat ...

Gadgets

BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant available starting 2019BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant available starting 2019
BMW is ready to follow Mercedes in personal assistance technology. After the Stuttgart-based manufacturer launched the Hey Mercedes assistant, now BMW ...

Various News

Mercedes-Benz X-Class will be available in the upcoming video game The Crew 2Mercedes-Benz X-Class will be available in the upcoming video game The Crew 2
The guys from Ubisoft have had some interesting plans with the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class. The first pick-up truck in the premium segment will be part ...

Motorsports

BMW M235i Racing Cup gains Evo Pack and becomes M240i Racing CupBMW M235i Racing Cup gains Evo Pack and becomes M240i Racing Cup
A few years ago BMW has launch a special program for the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring. The German car manufacturer designed the a special ...

Videos

Here is the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse WRC doing some fast stuff in off-roadHere is the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse WRC doing some fast stuff in off-road
A few year ago, Bugatti launched a special edition Veyron. Its name was Veyron Vitesse WRC but the WRC doesn't stand for World Rally Championship. Instead, ...