Since the Dodge Charger and Challenger got massive horsepower upgrades for the latest model year, it was only a matter of time until the Chrysler 300 followed. Somehow, the number seem more impressive with the Chrysler.
Big, burly Dodges are supposed to put out ridiculous horsepower numbers. They are supposed to inspire fear in Chevy and Ford competitors. But the Chrysler 300? It’s more of a gentleman’s car. At least, that’s true until you step up to the big daddy. Let’s look at the specs:
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Specs
- 465 HP 6.4 liter HEMI V8
- 465 lb-ft of torque
- Five speed automatic transmission
- 0-60 in the “high four second range”
- Quarter mile in less than 13 seconds
Ridiculous numbers for any car, but insane for what is essentially a family sedan. A very expensive family sedan, but still. Of course it also comes equipped with huge Brembo brakes, monster 20″ forged alloy wheels, and some sort of magic suspension.
The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 is huge, absurdly powerful, and ridiculously fast. It’s also quite good looking – especially with those new LED headlights.