Chrysler 300C SRT8 – CarMag.co.za

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Chrysler 300C

At A Glance

THE term “value for is an oft bandied-about one and, when to a car costing upwards of R600 is certain to raise a few eyebrows. it’s hard to describe the 300C SRT8 as anything What we have here is a muscle car powered by a 347 kW 6,4-litre V8.

It features tuneable suspension and an packed with the kinds of for which the German marques are to charge extra. Yet, presented with the 300C in the metal, value for money is not what springs to mind

The 300C, when originally in 2005, caused waves its squared-off styling and Bentley-esque treatment. It quickly became a sight on MTV, its bling matched by the shiny “grilles” teeth) of the artists in hip-hop and rap Furthermore, its muscle-bound looks became the subject of frenzied

With such a visible following, an unfair perception that bling was the car’s selling point.

It’s then, that Chrysler to tone things down a or two when it came to restyling the Chrysler 300C SRT8.

Undoubtedly, the more restrained treatment and subtle panel succeed in giving the new model a modern look. But subtle? Not

The 300C SRT8 still its heart on its 20-inch, black, alloy wheels.

Bigger, more important, changes been made inside. the obvious improvements in trim and materials (real carbon-fibre and Frau leather, the latter featuring on some Ferraris and the 300C has lost its old-fashioned instruments and previous-generation controls.

there’s a smart new 8,4-inch display for the navigation, sound and so-called Performance Pages – timers for 0-100 km/h, and 400-metre sprints, braking, as as lateral and longitudinal G-force But wait, there’s more: you can access displays for steering power and torque outputs and engine gauges.

Interior comfort is superb. In American fashion, the front (heated and ventilated) are large (to an extent that they on rear legroom), and the rear offer heating, too.

Chrysler 300C

At the there’s nothing on offer this much firepower the bonnet. The new 6,4-litre Hemi V8 out 347 kW and 631 N.m of torque, good enough to the big brute to 100 km/h in 5,1 seconds. in character, the 300C SRT8 abide by any gentlemanly agreements the German trio – it’s top is not limited to 250 km/h.

Chrysler claims a 280 km/h

The engine is mated with a ol’ five-speed automatic driving the wheels, but it offers the driver the of normal, sport or manual and there are smart shift behind the flat-bottomed steering

Atypical for this kind of the 300C SRT8 prefers a laid-back approach. It may offer an Adaptive Damping Suspension setup that boasts and sport modes, but the inherent character of the car is biased towards

So, while it is possible to make progress in the 300C (especially in the Sport mode), the comfort-oriented two-tonne weight and slow, steering conspire to make it of a straight-line blaster than scalpel. Surprisingly, the Hemi V8 is rather subdued in the aural

Approached from a consumer any argument about the SRT8 is to centre on value for money. But would be missing the point. Chrysler 300C SRT8 is a charming, characterful car that it appeal to those whose strings it tugs hardest if it was priced considerably higher.

The flipside of this coin is the obvious value for money on here is unlikely to sway who are put off by the mere looks of the thing. In words, its appeal is so specific you either want it or you don’t. For who want it, the high-value price is a bonus.

And what a bonus it is.

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