Shape up to locals
Chrysler has returned and is muscling in on the stalwarts
0-100km/h sprint time in 4.7 seconds. The mean-streets look is tamed a little, and there is more to like in the cabin, but it’s still an old-school muscle car. The SRT8 tag (it stands for Street, Road, Track) has lost none of its impact.
The cheapest of the new 300Cs comes in from $45,000 and eventually there will be five models, topped by the SRT8 at nearly $65,000.
Chrysler Jeep Australia is keeping the exact number a secret until cars land in April, but the bottom line is fairly firm. There is plenty to justify the showroom sticker, from the belting engine to giant alloys and a loaded cabin with leather trim, a big touchscreen display and seriously good sound.
The SRT8 is positioned above the Commodore SS-V and Falcon XR6 Turbo, but below the seriously speedy machines of HSV and FPV.
The basics are fairly basic in the chunky Chrysler, although the platform is taken from the superseded Mercedes-benz E-class. The engine’s in the nose, there’s a five-speed auto