Large sedans are quickly disappearing from dealership showrooms, but the Chrysler is one big four-door that continues to soldier on. It harkens back to a time when large American sedans powered by big-displacement engines ruled the road. And when you put it next to its more modern rivals , you can really start to see its age. Buyers can choose from either a V-6 or a V-8 engine, the latter of which is mighty powerful but guzzles fuel like a truck. Inside, the offers a spacious cabin for four adults. Alternatively, the wide bench seat in back will easily accommodate three kids.
Tested: 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8 Muscle Sedan Was Worth the Wait
Tested: Chrysler C SRT8 Muscle Sedan Was Worth the Wait
After the muscle-car era, United States automakers relinquished the high-performance family-sedan formula to the Germans who added refinement but charged elitist prices and Japanese who charged a little less than the Germans but somehow sterilized the whole thing. Those vehicles offered performance and price but lacked the refinement of the import brands. It's something the U. Without the 10Best-winning hp C, which probably wouldn't have gestated in its current form had it not been for the Mercedes merger, SRT Street and Racing Technology director Dan Knott would not have had such a superb starting point on which to perform the modifications necessary to make the car into something worthy of SRT badging. In the case of the C SRT8, the enhanced engine makes horsepower and pound-feet of torque from a bored-out, high-compression-ratio 6. Tricks such as variable valve timing or a multistage intake manifold are not present.
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January Throughout its history, Dodge has consistently produced high-performance, fast cars. These are just a few of the fastest ones that the automaker has ever produced. Under the hood sat a massive 8-liter V engine that produced a heart-pounding horsepower and pound-feet of torque. Drivers could take the vehicle from zero to 60 in 4.
Mention Mopar muscle, and usually you'll conjure up images of rumbling Hemi-powered Barracudas and modern-day supercharged Challengers smoking their rear tires and snorting angrily. Those are but two chapters from Chrysler's long performance history, however, which stretched well beyond the muscle-car halycon days and into the '70s, '80s, '90s, and naughts. More, we assume, are on their way, so while you wait for more overpowered Chrysler-sourced goodness, here are a baker's dozen of the Pentastar's most potent machines that time—and perhaps you—might have forgotten. Introduced in '83 with engine, suspension and gearing tweaks—not to mention the famous "pizza" wheels—the first-gen Shelby Charger could match a Cobra in the corners, if not the straights. Lee Iacocca had told Carroll he wanted something like the Ford big-block V-8; the closest Shelby figured he could get to that edict was turbocharging Chrysler's corporate 2.