The top-of-the-line 300 bows down in the name of electrification.
With the Chrysler 300 scheduled for discontinuation this month in the name of electrification, Stellantis rolled the final Hemi-powered 300C off its Brampton assembly plant, dressed in Velvet Red. The automaker also announced that the final production of the 300 will conclude on December 31, 2023.
Reintroduced to the 300 lineup after a two-year hiatus, the 2023 Chrysler 300C pays homage to its Hemi-powered predecessor, introduced for the 1957 model year. The 300C continued this legacy of performance for the final run this year - only 2,000 units were produced for the US market (200 in Canada) - all sold out 12 hours after the reveal.
The final 300C has a 6.4-liter Hemi engine good for 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. It can go from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 160 mph.
The 2023 model has additional performance features, including red four-piston Brembo brakes, a 3.09 limited-slip differential, active damping suspension, and rounded exhaust tips finished in black. It also comes with a new iteration of the tri-color 300C badge, complemented by chrome black accents on the exterior. Meanwhile, the interior gets the new 300C logo on the black Laguna leather front seats.
"Chrysler brand is proud to mark the legacy of the Chrysler 300C as a true automotive icon, one of the original muscle cars representing bold American luxury," said Chris Feuell, Chrysler brand chief executive officer.
"As we celebrate the last Hemi-powered 300C off the line with our Brampton team members, we're also excited to work together as [the] Chrysler brand moves forward to a sustainable all-electric future as part of the Stellantis Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan," Feuell continued.
"Our workforce here at Brampton Assembly has a reputation for building top-quality vehicles, and the Chrysler 300C was no different," said Alex Pittas, plant manager at Brampton Assembly. "We are proud of the workmanship and detail that went into all 2,200 that rolled down our assembly line in 2023."
A new chapter will begin for Chrysler in 2025 when its first EV arrives as a two-row electric crossover. Meanwhile, the 300 nameplate will move on using an all-electric powertrain, which was previewed to dealers last April.