The new 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 “Core” model gets a 6.4L badge on the front fenders, marking the first time for the 300 SRT8 to have these features. In addition, it gets a set of 20-inch cast-aluminum wheels with black painted pockets and standard black Brembo brake calipers (which also come in red).
The inside of the new “Core” model comes with black seating surfaces that use the same premium “Ballistic” cloth inserts from the SRT Viper.
On both sides, it has black “Axel” cloth bolsters and door bolster inserts. The instrument panel, door bezels and center console are surrounded by different matte carbon and piano black accents. Each Chrysler 300 SRT8 model is powered by the 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 that delivers 470hp (351 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. (637 Nm) of torque.
Due to an active valve exhaust system, it can achieve up to 23 mpg on the highway. This enables the standard Fuel Saver Technology (four-cylinder mode) to engage over a wide rpm range. In addition, the active exhaust system permits straight-through mid and rear mufflers to get a throaty exhaust note under engine load. As a result, it can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in the high 4-second range. It takes 12 seconds to go a quarter mile.
Meanwhile, it can go from zero to 100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds and reach a top speed of 175 mph and stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet. The eight exterior colors offered in the 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 lineup include Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Pearl Coat, Gloss Black Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Pearl Coat, Ivory Pearl Tri-coat, Jazz Blue Pearl Coat and Phantom Black Tri-coat Pearl. The new 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 “Core” model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $43,995 (plus a destination cost of $995).