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Press Release: 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8; Intoxicating Power-Stunning Looks

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On: Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 7:27AM | By: Peter C Sessler


Press Release: 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8; Intoxicating Power-Stunning Looks

Just look at the performance numbers for the 2012 Chrysler SRT8, 0-60 mph acceleration in the high 4-second range; quarter mile in high 12-second range; 0-100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds, top speed of 175 mph and stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet. That sure is good.

The 300 SRT8 is targeted to those who seek power and at the same time, don’t want to sacrifice luxury either.

The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, is powered by the updated 6.4 liter HEMI V-8 and delivers 470hp and 470 lb.ft. of torque- up 45 horsepower and 50 lb.ft. over the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces.

Even though the 6.4 liter V-8 makes more power, it also achieves a 21 percent fuel economy increase (up to 23 mpg) on the highway which is attained by use of a new-for-2012 active valve exhaust system that allows the standard Fuel Saver Technology (four-cylinder mode) to engage over a wider rpm range.

The five-speed automatic transmission features new, standard steering wheel mounted paddle shifters that join the center console mounted Auto Stick which allows for a choice of shifting on both the road and the race track.

New for 2012 is an adaptive damping suspension (ADS) system that is tuned specifically for the Chrysler 300 SRT8 to offer a compliant and comfortable ride—two suspension settings can be had- “Auto” and “Sport” mode.

New seven-spoke, 20-inch lightweight forged aluminum wheels with three or four season tires are available as well.

The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 features 14.2 inch (front) and 13.8 inch (rear) vented/slotted rotors with four-piston Brembo calipers painted in silver finish.

The Ready Alert Braking system anticipates when the driver quickly releases the accelerator pedal and may initiate an emergency brake stop, after which the electronic stability control pump engages to set brake pads against rotors in order to decrease the time required for full brake application.

An exclusive new front fascia has a modern, all-new grille and new Chrysler wing badge. The new black chrome upper and lower grille surrounds, rear valance strip and wheels are part of the Black Chrome Package (late availability).

The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 sits a half inch lower than non-SRT models and features new SRT-exclusive side sill cladding painted in matching body color for the “planted” look of a true sports sedan. Standard wheels are seven-spoke, 20 x 9 inch, fully forged aluminum with polished face and painted sparkle silver. The available fully forged, Black Chrome aluminum wheels are the same seven-spoke, 20 x 9 inch design.

The rear includes a unique lower fascia with chrome accent bar, new 4-inch round dual exhaust tips and a modified SRT8 deck lid badge with new black accent.

In the interior, an all-new leather-wrapped, heated, SRT-exclusive steering wheel features a unique satin chrome rim section with a flattened bottom surface showing the SRT logo. Standard paddle shift controls flank both sides of the new contoured palm rests while all audio and Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) controls are accessible from the horizontal spokes on the steering wheel.

The new full-color graphic EVIC with exclusive Performance Pages includes timers for 0-60 mph, one-eighth mile and quarter-mile times, 60-0 braking distance, along with lateral and longitudinal g-forces within the touchscreen display.

The interior is available with two-tone black and Radar Red treatment including Radar Red door armrests, center console armrest and Nappa leather seats with Axis perforated suede inserts and silver accent stitching throughout.

The available Premium Leather Interior Package offers Poltrona Frau “Foligno” leather-wrapped upper door trim panels, instrument panel, cluster brow and center console side panels. Nappa leather covers the door bolster, armrest and center console armrest.

The state-of-the-art Uconnect Touch 8.4N system provides all of the next-generation mobile infotainment and multimedia items to keep passengers connected between any destinations. With the segment’s largest standard touchscreen display (8.4-inches), the easy-to-use system delivers world-class functionality with an intuitive user interface that was benchmarked against the best E-segment sedans from Europe, Asia and North America.

New for 2012, the Chrysler 300 SRT8 features an available 900-watt, 19-speaker premium SRT performance audio surround-sound system from Harman Kardon®. The system offers world premier innovation, featuring a 32-volt TPS (Tracking Power Supply) 12-channel Class D amplifier that delivers outstanding acoustics and brings multi-dimensional, quality sound for all interior occupants.

The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 will be built at the Brampton Assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.


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Stephy21 | 10:16AM (Tue, Nov 22, 2011)

very nice car and great article.



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