Chrysler will revive the SRT formula for a special 2023 300C model equipped with the snarling 6.4-liter Hemi V8. While the badge itself won’t return, the 2023 300C will offer everything the old 300 SRT had and more, including a limited-slip differential, big brakes, a sports exhaust, and active dampers. Chrysler 300 Scat Packs, here we are, but you’d better act fast, as only 2,000 of them will be produced for the US market (plus another 200 for Canada). And after 2023, the entire Chrysler 300 range will disappear forever.
“We are celebrating the Chrysler 300 and its iconic heritage in the automotive world,” said Chris Feuell, head of the Chrysler brand. “The Chrysler 300 has changed the automotive world in so many ways and we will carry on that spirit of ingenuity as we transform Chrysler with a fully electrified future and revolutionary customer experiences.”
Chrysler last sold the 300C variant (with its standard 5.7-liter V8 Hemi) for model year 2020. While the 5.7 was still available in the 300S, the C has long been the pinnacle of models. not SRT in the 300 range. In much the same way that Lexus IS500 F Sport Performance revived the formula behind the old IS F, this limited edition 300C brings back the magic that made the SRT8 model (later only SRT ) so desirable.
Before it was boxed for the US market in 2015, the 300 SRT was briefly offered with the 6.4, albeit with the five-speed automatic dating back to the Daimler-Chrysler years. The 2023 revival packs 485 horsepower (compared to the old SRT’s 470) and 470 foot-pounds of torque. Power goes to the rear wheels via an eight-speed limited-slip automatic differential. Chrysler claims this combination is good for a 4.3-second sprint to 60 and a quarter-mile of 12.4 seconds.
From there, the list of goodies on this limited-run 300C aligns quite closely with a standard Scat Dodge Charger package. Frame enhancements include four-piston Brembo brakes and active shock absorbers, and the round black tips are attached to an active exhaust to allow for light cruising or wild hooning. Exclusive 20-inch wheels, black chrome accents on the grille and bumpers, tinted headlights and taillights, and a new three-color Chrysler badge will help the 2023 300C stand out in a crowd.
Inside, unique elements include Black Laguna leather seats with embossed 300C logo, signature silver stitching, carbon fiber inserts and gloss black trim. Chrysler Harman Kardon 19-speaker audio system is included in the package, as are heated / ventilated seats and heated steering wheel. The 2023 300C will be a one-size-fits-all proposition with an MSRP of $ 56,595 (including destination).