Road Tests Real world tests of 300 SRT8 vs CTS-V

0-60mph

300 SRT8
4.5 s
CTS-V
3.9 s

Top speed

300 SRT8
197 mph
CTS-V
190 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Chrysler 300 SRT8

Reasons to consider the
Chrysler 300 SRT8

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Faster top speed 197 mph vs 190 mph 7 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Slightly bigger engine 6,400 cc vs 6,200 cc Around 5% bigger engine
Slightly higher redline 6,400 RPM vs 6,200 RPM Around 5% more revs
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Faster to 60mph 3.9 s vs 4.5 s Around 15% faster to 60mph
More powerful engine 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 20% stronger engine
More torque 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM vs 471 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM More than 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

300 SRT8  vs
CTS-V 
Brand Chrysler Cadillac
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2009
City mileage 14 MPG 14 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 19 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/StabiliTrak Stability Control
Shift system Automatic Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.59:1
2: 2.19:1
3: 1.41:1
4: 1:1
5: 0.83:1
6: 0.63:1
Axle ratio 3.06:1 3.73:1

engine

Displacement 6,400 cc 6,200 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.9:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 4.1 in / 3.7 in 4.06 in / 3.62 in
Valves per cylinder 2 2

road tests

300 SRT8  vs
CTS-V 
Top speed 197 mph 190 mph
0-60mph 4.5 s 3.9 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.33 lb/hp 7.83 lb/hp
Maximum hp 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 471 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM
Max RPM 6,400 RPM 6,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Weight distribution 54%/46% 55%/45%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229 483/? 229
Rear wheels 508/? 229 483/? 241

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,387 lb 4,356 lb
Width 74.2 in 72.5 in
Height 58.2 in 58 in
Length 200 in 191.6 in
Front track width 63.4 in 61.8 in
Wheelbase 120.2 in 113.4 in
Chrysler 300 SRT8
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