Announced at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 300C essentially plugs the Charger/Challenger’s 392 cubic-inch (or 6.4-litre) V8 under the hood of the stately 300. While the 300S already offers a loud 5.7-liter V8 engine with 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque, the 300C goes up to 485 hp and 475 lb-ft. Chrysler says the 300C sprints from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. For reference, we clocked a time of 5.7 seconds for a 300 with the 5.7-liter engine, so there’s no doubt the 300C will be a significant upgrade.
Additional performance bolts include Brembo brakes and adaptive dampers, but we’re not convinced the included all-season tires are really appropriate given the large amount of power in store here.
Other features include black exterior accents to give the 300C a sinister look, as well as carbon fiber interior trim, leather seats, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, ventilated front seats and a full suite. driving aids.
If all of this sounds good to you, go to reservation.chrysler.com and make a reservation for the 2023 Chrysler 300C, which will start at $55,000. Only 2,000 will be produced for the United States, and deliveries are expected to begin in spring 2023.