You Can Still Get A New Chrysler 300 SRT

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Just not in America, unfortunately.

Tempted to pick up a high-powered Dodge Charger, but find it a little too low-rent for your refined tastes? The Chrysler 300 SRT could be just the ticket. Shame FCA stopped selling it here in 2015. But you can still get one in other parts of the world. Like in Australia, for example, where it has just introduced the special edition you see here.

The new Chrysler 300 SRT Pacer edition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Chrysler Valiant Pacer, a memorable muscle car that the Pentastar brand sold Down Under half a century ago.


Limited to just 50 examples, the Pacer edition is mostly a cosmetic package, with black and red graphics and special Pacer 392 badges inside and out that hint (in cubic inches) at the size of the engine under the hood. And that's where things get interesting.

Where American customers can get the 300C or 300S with a Hemi V8, it displaces "only" 5.7 liters to put out 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. The 300 SRT still available overseas and on which this edition is based, however, packs the big 6.4-liter Hemi, putting out 470 horsepower and just as much torque.


That may not be as big a punch as the closely related Charger SRT Hellcat we get here, but it's more than the Charger R/T, and almost as much as the 485-hp R/T Scat Pack. More to the point, it's more muscle than any version of the Chrysler 300 still available in America, and more potent than just about anything this side of much more expensive machinery from the likes of Audi Sport, BMW M, and Mercedes-AMG. All of which makes us miss the 300 SRT more than just a little, and wish that Fiat Chrysler would bring it home again to American roads and showrooms.


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