Chrysler 300C SRT8 

  • $41k
  • 2005
  • 425 HP 6.1L
  • 155 mph
Slim budgets didn't allow tooling up a new composite dual-stage intake manifold that would have fattened the low- and midrange torque, so engineers went for a max-horsepower setup.
by Car and Driver (Feb, 2005)
SRT has identified a performance niche and appears to have clobbered it with an admirable-and muscular-performance/value combination.
by MotorTrend (Oct, 2004)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Chrysler 300C SRT8

0-60mph

300C SRT8
4.9 s
Viper SRT-10
3.4 s
Corvette Z06
3.6 s

Top speed

300C SRT8
155 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph
Viper SRT-10
197 mph

0-100mph

300C SRT8
12.8 s
Viper SRT-10
7.6 s

1/4 mile

300C SRT8
13.4 s
Viper SRT-10
11.6 s
CTS-V
11.9 s

Data points Key details of the Chrysler 300C SRT8

Price

300C SRT8
$41k

Horsepower

300C SRT8
425 HP
Viper SRT-10
603 HP
CTS-V
556 HP

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Chrysler 300C SRT8

www.supercars.net
Engine breathing was increased with new high-flow cylinder heads, a specially designed intake manifold, and exhaust headers with individual tubes encased in a stainless steel shell, all unique to the 2005 Chrysler 300C SRT-8's 6.1-liter HEMI engine.
The SRT powertrain engineers who developed the Chrysler 300C SRT-8's engine achieved more horsepower by adding more cubic inches, increasing the compression ratio, redesigning the cylinder head intake and exhaust systems for increased flow, and increasing engine speed.
With its SRT-engineered 6.1-liter HEMI engine and Brembo brakes, it’s engineered for incredible acceleration and stopping power.
Braking performance goes hand-in-hand with the 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8’s outstanding acceleration and speed-and the braking system was specially designed to slow and stop the car predictably.
6
Jan

2005 Chrysler 300C SRT8

AutomobileMag News
With 425 horsepower on tap, the 300C SRT-8 has the most powerful V-8 ever offered by the Chrysler Group.
Intake and exhaust have also been tinkered with and the compression ratio increased, yielding 25 percent more power.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Chrysler
Price $41,000
Year 2005

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.79 lb/hp
Maximum hp 425 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 420 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Max RPM 6,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,100 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 103 in / 3.58 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,162 lb
Width 74.1 in
Height 58.4 in
Length 196.8 in
Front track width 63 in
Wheelbase 120 in

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.4 s
0-60mph 4.9 s
0-100mph 12.8 s
Drag coefficient 0.35

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Traction Control, ESC
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 2.82:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

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