Chrysler Built An Awesome Hemi-Powered Muscle Sedan, But Nobody Wanted It

In 2012, Chrysler adopted a tried-and-true method with the 300 SRT: Drop an enormous 6.4-liter V8 within the automotive, and name it a day. In 2014, the mannequin’s last year, the SRT made 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque (per Stellantis). That propelled the automotive to 60 miles per hour inside “the high four-second range” in line with Stellantis, and the automotive was capable of obtain a high pace of 175 miles per hour. In popular culture, a black Chrysler 300 SRT was prominently featured as Walter White’s new automotive within the last few episodes of “Breaking Bad.” Mirroring the character arc of Walter White, the 300 was reworked from an unassuming, if bland sedan, to an intimidating monster.

According to a press launch from Stellantis, “The 2014 Chrysler 300 SRT sedan is targeted at customers that seek heart pounding, adrenaline-filled excitement, but don’t want to sacrifice comfort and innovative features to get it.” that demographic should not have existed within the amount Stellantis anticipated, as its brother the Dodge Charger often outsold the 300 (by way of Stellantis). SRT variations of the Dodge Charger have been basically the identical automotive because the SRT 300, with the identical engine and specs, however was cheaper. The Chrysler had an MSRP of only a hair below $49,000, whereas the Dodge retailed for simply over $46,000 (by way of Edmunds). Not to say that choices like leather-based seats on the supposedly extra luxurious 300 weren’t customary tools.

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