Chrysler Adds Even More Horsepower to HEMI with New Chrysler 300C SRT 8:
With 85 more horses under the hood, the momentum continues for the Chrysler 300 and its legendary HEMI engine. The Chrysler Group revealed the 425-horsepower 2005 Chrysler 300C SRT-8, which arrives in Chrysler showrooms in the spring of 2005. Preliminary performance targets for the 300C SRT-8 are 0-60 mph in the low 5-second range and quarter-mile time in the high13-second range.
The 425-horsepower, normally aspirated 6.1 – liter HEMI is the highest specific-output engine ever offered by the Chrysler Group. Its 69.8 horsepower-per-liter rating exceeds even that of the legendary 1966 “Street HEMI.” Torque is rated at 420 lb.-ft. Chassis setup for the Chrysler 300C SRT-8 is aimed at all-around performance with a number of enhancements, including tuned dampers, specially tailored spring rates and suspension bushings and larger-diameter anti-sway bars. New front and rear suspension knuckles contribute to a ride height lowered one-half inch from the Chrysler 300C.
The Chrysler 300C SRT-8 connects with the road via 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with high-performance Goodyear F1 three-season tires (four-season tires are an available option) with asymmetrical tread. Tire dimensions are a beefy 245/45/20 in the front, and 255/45/20 in the rear. All four wheels feature stout performance calipers developed by Brembo – well-known in racing and high-performance circles – equipped with four pistons for even comparing performance. Up front, the Chrysler 300C SRT-8 has 360 x 32mm vented rotors, with 350 x 26mm vented rotors in the rear. Two exterior colors are available: Bright Silver and Brilliant Black.
SRT ( Street and Racing Technology ) has developed six vehicles, each of which is the performance leader in its class – the Dodge Viper SRT-10, Dodge SRT-4, Dodge Ram SRT-10, Dodge Ram SRT-10 Quad Cab and Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Coupe and Roadster.
Source Of Information And Photos: Chrysler Archives