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Reppu
03-03-2005, 12:10 AM
I think this has not been posted yet.<p>Info on the 300C SRT-8 in <A HREF="http://www.km77.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.km77.com</A><p><A HREF="http://www.km77.com/marcas/chrysler/300_05/srt8/gra/01.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.km77.com/marcas/chr...1.asp</A><br><A HREF="http://www.km77.com/marcas/chrysler/300_05/srt8/gra/02.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.km77.com/marcas/chr...2.asp</A><br><A HREF="http://www.km77.com/marcas/chrysler/300_05/srt8/gra/09.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.km77.com/marcas/chr...9.asp</A><br><A HREF="http://www.km77.com/marcas/chrysler/300_05/srt8/gra/03.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.km77.com/marcas/chr...3.asp</A><br><A HREF="http://www.km77.com/marcas/chrysler/300_05/srt8/gra/04.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.km77.com/marcas/chr...4.asp</A><br><A HREF="http://www.km77.com/marcas/chrysler/300_05/srt8/gra/05.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.km77.com/marcas/chr...5.asp</A><br><A HREF="http://www.km77.com/marcas/chrysler/300_05/srt8/gra/06.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.km77.com/marcas/chr...6.asp</A><br><A HREF="http://www.km77.com/marcas/chrysler/300_05/srt8/gra/07.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.km77.com/marcas/chr...7.asp</A><br><A HREF="http://www.km77.com/marcas/chrysler/300_05/srt8/gra/08.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.km77.com/marcas/chr...8.asp</A><br><A HREF="http://www.km77.com/marcas/chrysler/300_05/srt8/gra/30.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.km77.com/marcas/chr...0.asp</A><br><A HREF="http://www.km77.com/marcas/chrysler/300_05/srt8/gra/31.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.km77.com/marcas/chr...1.asp</A><br><A HREF="http://www.km77.com/marcas/chrysler/300_05/srt8/gra/32.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.km77.com/marcas/chr...2.asp</A><br><A HREF="http://www.km77.com/marcas/chrysler/300_05/srt8/gra/33.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.km77.com/marcas/chr...3.asp</A><p>Engine is a 6.0 version of the Hemi V8, with 415hp. Gearbox will be a 5 gear automatic with levers on the steering wheel.<p>In my opinion is looks awesome, that bigger wheels really do it a favour. Hopefully, the gear box will be better than the ****ty standard 4-gear automatic (which might be good in USA but in Europe is by far the worst of all market, for it's useless for european roads).

Hornbag
03-03-2005, 12:14 AM
To me this is just another excuse to dry up all the fuel in the world.<p>Nice rims tho...

Andre
03-03-2005, 12:32 AM
According to a US study, the Petrol market will never "dry up" but the media-fueled panic will drive the prices sky high... not to mention the personal agendas of all the Oil company CEOs<p>There is no need for the SRT-8, true, but people want it, so they're willing to make it.

Hornbag
03-03-2005, 12:38 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Andre</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">According to a US study, the Petrol market will never "dry up" but the media-fueled panic will drive the prices sky high... not to mention the personal agendas of all the Oil company CEOs<p>There is no need for the SRT-8, true, but people want it, so they're willing to make it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I supose they said fuel was going to dry up 30 years ago...still waiting<br>Thanks 4 dat Andre, interesting, i thought fuel would be gone in the next couple of years.<p>Yes i agree, i dont see a NEED for the SRT-8, but i supose they will sell very well.

Top Secret
03-03-2005, 01:41 AM
I think this an awesome car - the best to come from America for some time. Looks great and most probably goes hard as well.

DoMiNo
03-03-2005, 01:49 AM
Haha yes... pointless, but in a beautiful way! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Props to Chrysler for pushing the envelope a little. I only wish we could expect proper responses from the rest of the Big 3 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0">

Cozz
03-03-2005, 05:50 AM
Anyone know the price on this. It's easily going to be valued in 20 years. But it, park it, sell for 10 times the price later on.

JBlair
03-03-2005, 08:21 AM
This was posted a long time ago..................

Reppu
03-03-2005, 08:48 AM
I made a search and found nothing.....

Dodger
03-03-2005, 09:08 AM
I don't see why some of you say this is a pointless car. Mercedes, Audi, Lexus, and now even VW have cars with big V8's and in some cases V12s. You say this thing will be a gas hog, but how do you justify the V12s being dropped into some cars?

Santeno
03-03-2005, 10:27 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Reppu</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I made a search and found nothing.....</TD></TR></TABLE><br>JBlair is right. There was a thread for this a long time ago, but it was in the old forum and never made the trip over here. we do have a thread on the Dodge version of this car though:<p><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=13011" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=13011</A><p>Let's just continue the discussion here.

Nick
03-03-2005, 11:42 AM
will it be available in a manual?

against the wall
03-03-2005, 01:28 PM
wow an already hot car with hotter rims and more power. dad said he might trade in matrix 4 this<br>

Andre
03-03-2005, 04:19 PM
Because the 300C already comes with a 345 HP V8, Why the need for 420 horsepower when 345 has already got people gaga and grovelling? It's already a segment leader in power, power which is being wasted through the Use of an automatic transmission. Chrysler just doesn't NEED the car, there is no Niche for this, it's independent, it's eye candy, it's boasting material. <p>That doesn't mean the car is a bad choice, horribly done, it doesn't mean we hate the car, I love it, I just don't see a need for it<p>But by going along that logic, Why do we have Ferrari, why do we have the Corvette, the Mustange, Why does Aston Martin make the DB9? NONE of those cars are practical or necessary. This is a very nice car, well executed, and gorgeously designed, just a little extraneous.

GerjurdKing
03-03-2005, 04:27 PM
This car is absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to see the black one (only other colour). I just now noticed the engraved "SRT" on the rims. That is a very nice touch.

pcread
03-03-2005, 04:40 PM
I just came back from my brother's birthday party. He went to the Amsterdam AutoRAI car show and is totally enthoused about the 300C wagon. <p>Hmmm.<p>Sure, it looks great, but it's not a car for Europe. It drinks like my uncle Heikki (glug glug glug) and like most American cars, probably doesn't like corners much. With the exorbitant tax on petrol over here and oil heading for $80/barrel in the next few years, this is not a practical car.<p>But hey, when did practicality have anything to do with buying a car? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
03-03-2005, 04:44 PM
agree with both andre and pcread <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>you don't need a SRT-8, you don't need a c, all you need is a 300 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>why only 300?<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pcread</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">a practical car.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>sort of <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

pcread
03-03-2005, 05:18 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">agree with both andre and pcread <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>you don't need a SRT-8, you don't need a c, all you need is a 300 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>why only 300?<p>sort of <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>You word twister you! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
03-03-2005, 05:45 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pcread</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>You word twister you! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>yeah a little bit, i was trying to incorporate a quote from you <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>basically i was saying 300 is enough, no need for the c or the srt-8

megadethmartyr
03-04-2005, 08:28 AM
No one needs a muscle car. That's what makes them so freakin cool. It's nice to see Detroit start doing what they do best. They've never competed well against the foreign makes on their turf, so they went back to what the do best and it's most definately turf the foreign makes won't touch. Only .9L liters away from a 426. So close, come on guys, bore that thing out and give us the 426!

DoMiNo
03-04-2005, 12:57 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pcread</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Sure, it looks great, but it's not a car for Europe. It drinks like my uncle Heikki (glug glug glug) and like most American cars, probably doesn't like corners much. With the exorbitant tax on petrol over here and oil heading for $80/barrel in the next few years, this is not a practical car.<p>But hey, when did practicality have anything to do with buying a car? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You're right... it's a gas guzzler, to be sure. But from what I've heard the 300 is a pretty nice handler! After all... it's all E-class, as far as the suspension goes. And I can only assume that the SRT version will have an even tighter suspension. And those gorgeous, gigantic wheels have a function besides being "eye candy"... handling shouldn't be a problem. But I admit, this baby is more about burning tires at stoplights than autocross.

mzoltarp
03-05-2005, 07:04 AM
Who cares what the price of oil is? If someone buys a gas hog, he must be prepared to pay to fill it. Enjoy it and shut up about the cost of gas I say if you buy one. No one could pay me to drive a penalty box like a Toyota Prius to save the world and make a brighter day, but I'm also not stupid enough to buy a gas hog. I don't want a practical car. I want a car that is fun to drive. I think there are a lot of fun cars that get good mileage. The standard 300C gets good mileage. I have two friends that have Hemi 300Cs and both report low 20's on the freeway which is not bad for a car of its power. The SRT8 is a boutique version of the 300C with lower production and hence precious little impact on drying up the world's oil reserves.

haji
06-22-2008, 06:32 AM
MY2008
http://images2.carview.co.jp/news/car/images/img6_20080620_14113934_2_l.jpg
http://images2.carview.co.jp/news/car/images/img6_20080620_14113934_5_l.jpg
http://images2.carview.co.jp/news/car/images/img6_20080620_14113934_7_l.jpg
http://cvimg01.carview.co.jp/news/car/images3/img6_20080620_14113934_1_l.jpg
http://www.carview.co.jp/news/1/74828/1/

Rob
06-22-2008, 10:22 AM
Anything in English?

boston
06-22-2008, 11:40 AM
Last of the breed

haji
01-12-2010, 02:08 AM
MY2010 300 S8 / S6
http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/chrysler-300-s8/
http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/2010-special-edition-chrysler-models/
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/01/chrysler300s000.jpg
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/01/ch010_009th-1262965691.jpg
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/01/ch010_011th-1262965668.jpg

DoMiNo
01-12-2010, 02:17 AM
Get rid of that bling-tastic grille and the 300's still got it, IMO. I actually like this trim package, as opposed to the slew of otherwise unforgivably cheap and tacky "new" models Chrysler brought to NAIAS.

against the wall
01-12-2010, 02:32 AM
so is this how the brainstorming session went?
"So we were thinking of doing 2 Sporty versions of the 300?"
"ok, so big wheels and a new grille? sounds good"
" we should also add bucket seats"
"what about some tailpipes?"
*everyone* "nahhh, not necessary on a sport model"

DATSUN
01-12-2010, 04:03 AM
I actually like it but ditto on the missing tail pipes. Its definitely a nice package for what its worth though.

erzhik
01-12-2010, 05:25 AM
with all these "unnecessary" parts, this car belongs at the DUB booth. And with that name, I smell a lawsuit from Audi. Bailout money at work....

63Bonneville
01-12-2010, 05:30 AM
I see this as the swansong of the current-generation Chrysler 300 (and Dodge Charger) and a stop-gap solution until the next generation arrives, at least to show prior to hitting dealer lots and streets. Aside of the tarted editions of the current line-up, Chrysler has basically nothing to show at this high-profile event with the exception of the Lancia with the Chrysler Grill, the swan-song edition of the current Viper, and the Fiat 500 range.

JBlair
01-12-2010, 05:32 AM
with all these "unnecessary" parts, this car belongs at the DUB booth. And with that name, I smell a lawsuit from Audi. Bailout money at work....
Oddly enough, the cars aren't branded as S6 or S8. All of Chrysler's PR has those names in it, but the vehicles themselves (and I'd wager the accompanying documentation) will only refer to them as 300 S-series. they'll probably get a friendly missive from Audi's attorneys and that'll be the end of it.

Rob
01-12-2010, 05:22 PM
Looks like a nice package, the seats look very comfortable. It's great to see 300Cs in the UK, among all the Micras and Corsas.