2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Review: Introduction
For many, there’s more to a luxury car than plush leather, woolen carpets, the latest electronics, a quiet ride, and exemplary customer service. There’s a particularly discerning group of motorists out here for whom all those things are definitely on the list, but what they really want is ground pounding, pavement melting, tire shredding power!
Enter the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8.
Capable of converting its rear tires into clouds of blue smoke at will, as if filming the opening of a film called “Prepubescent Boys Gone Wild”, Chrysler’s flagship bookends mind numbing performance with the type of coddling usually reserved for the world’s most exclusive sedans, and a relatively affordable price.
Consider this; Bentley’s Continental Flying Spur starts at $184,200, offers 552 horsepower, 479 ft-lbs of torque and goes from 0 – 60 in 4.8 seconds. The Chrysler 300 SRT8 offers 470 horsepower, 470 ft-lbs of torque, goes from 0 – 60 in 4.5 seconds and starts at $47,995. And while we’ll be the first to say no one will ever mistake a Flying Spur for a 300 SRT8, a lot of people thought the Chrysler 300 was a Bentley the first time they saw it.