2006 Chrysler 300 SRT-8 Introduction

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2006 Chrysler 300c SRT8

2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8: Momentum Continues, with a Dose of SRT Performance and 6.1-Liter HEMI Power – It wasn’t long after the debut of the HEMI-powered Chrysler C300 in 1955 that it became known as the “banker’s hot rod.” The key characteristics of that car-a powerful HEMI V-8 engine, performance-tuned ride and handling and premium amenities-are also key to the 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8. And, there’s quite a bit more.

Introduced in 2005, the Chrysler 300C SRT8 was the first Street and Racing Technology (SRT) vehicle to be powered with the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8, which offers 85 more horsepower — 25 percent more power — than the 5.7-liter HEMI. But SRT performance is more than just straight-line quickness.

“There’s no other premium sedan that delivers the comfort, convenience and performance numbers that the 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8 delivers,” said Jeff Bell, Vice President-Chrysler Marketing, Chrysler Group. “In terms of affordability, no one else even comes close to delivering the Chrysler 300C SRT8’s combination of performance and value.”

“The 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8 is a complete package for the customer who wants awesome performance in an award-winning sedan loaded with comfort and style,” said Dan Knott, Director – Street and Racing Technology. “With its SRT-engineered 6.1-liter HEMI engine and Brembo brakes, it’s engineered for incredible acceleration and stopping power.”

For 2006, the Chrysler 300C SRT8 is available in a new Silver Steel exterior color. Also new for 2006 are a standard tire pressure monitoring system, an available Kicker® high-performance audio system and available rear-seat video system.

The Chrysler 300C SRT8 exemplifies the SRT formula of all-around performance at a very attractive price, with expressive yet functional design, stunning performance and near-luxury refinement. The Chrysler 300C SRT8 offers key SRT attributes in functional, performance-oriented styling; world-class ride and handling across a dynamic range; race-inspired interior appointments; benchmark braking; and an SRT-engineered, 425-horsepower, 6.1-liter SRT HEMI engine.

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