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Steve Kasher caught this 2015 Chrysler 300C SRT with manufacturer’s plates coming down the highway, capturing the front and rear (but not the middle) of the car.The car is clearly an SRT, given the unique styling and SRT logos — the latter could be added to a standard car, but it would be very unlikely for an automaker to do so. This is likely to be Chrysler’s launch at the Chicago Auto Show, whose unveiling/press conference schedule has not yet been made public.

While Australians (and, presumably, New Zealanders) were known to be getting a Chrysler 300 SRT, a left-hand-drive version was just rumored — but you can see one here, running down the highway, as Chrysler tests the new car. It is likely to have all the bells and whistles of the Charger 300 SRT, complete with a standard eight-speed automatic. The car will almost certainly carry a 6.4 liter V8 and not the supercharged 6.2 used by Dodge.
 

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I think it'd be neat if Chrysler could create their own branding for their "SRT" cars, like Trackhawk might end up as for Jeep.

Also, what with Buick being a fairly mainstream brand and possibly coming out with a flagship like Avenir... it might seem like a decent time to dust off Imperial, which I want to see some back in a bad way.
 

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Not sure if they are still available, but Chrysler Australia has them on their website, albeit 2013 models, Not sure whats going on there.

http://www.chrysler.com.au/srt300
 

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I assume they are referring to Right hand drive as in driven from the right front seat?
as a LHD version is the NORMAL version
I wonder if this is FCA making moves to get the RWD "fans" down under a choice post 2017 as the timing sounds good to get it there for a advertising push as Ford is ending Falcon and the Commy is on run out
 

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I stand four square in opposition to FCA abandoning V8 HEMI SRT versions for Chrysler 300. Idiotic move, IMO. Probably not Hellcat though.. Leave that to Dodge.

Imperial?, yeah.. bring it, but it needs to be much better and more distinctive than that concept "Imperial" a few years back.
 

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I stand four square in opposition to FCA abandoning V8 HEMI SRT versions for Chrysler 300. Idiotic move, IMO. Probably not Hellcat though.. Leave that to Dodge.
I'm guessing the market isn't large enough anymore for the 300 SRT and Charger SRT while the two are as similar as they are. The Charger offers almost everything the 300 SRT does, from adjustable suspension, heated/ventilated front seats, heated wheel, heated rear seats, heated/cooled cupholders, 19 speaker audio, and onwards. The Chrysler's main "upgrades" are a panoramic roof and leather dash and door caps as far as I can recall. The Chrysler is more expensive and needs to be more differentiated. If done properly, they could also attract people that might typically go for a mid-luxury sedan like a CTS or GS (I'd speculate those because conquest probably isn't as likely from a German sedan intender). The presence of the Charger Hellcat at the other end of the pricing spectrum probably further draws interest in a 300 SRT. Ultimately what I've mentioned is what I think the entire 300 lineup needs when it is next redesigned. The exterior is unique, but they need a totally different and upgraded interior from the Charger with more details and features exclusive to the Chrysler but not at the expense of holding the Charger back - it's the 300 that needs to rise above on its own. Plus the 300 needs the high-attitude styling of the 2005-2010 car back.
 

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I'm guessing the market isn't large enough anymore for the 300 SRT and Charger SRT while the two are as similar as they are. The Charger offers almost everything the 300 SRT does, from adjustable suspension, heated/ventilated front seats, heated wheel, heated rear seats, heated/cooled cupholders, 19 speaker audio, and onwards. The Chrysler's main "upgrades" are a panoramic roof and leather dash and door caps as far as I can recall. The Chrysler is more expensive and needs to be more differentiated. If done properly, they could also attract people that might typically go for a mid-luxury sedan like a CTS or GS (I'd speculate those because conquest probably isn't as likely from a German sedan intender). The presence of the Charger Hellcat at the other end of the pricing spectrum probably further draws interest in a 300 SRT. Ultimately what I've mentioned is what I think the entire 300 lineup needs when it is next redesigned. The exterior is unique, but they need a totally different and upgraded interior from the Charger with more details and features exclusive to the Chrysler but not at the expense of holding the Charger back - it's the 300 that needs to rise above on its own. Plus the 300 needs the high-attitude styling of the 2005-2010 car back.
Fair points, but Chrysler 300 still should have a V8 as an option, and naming a V6 powered Chysler 300 as the 'C' version is a travesty.
 

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Fair points, but Chrysler 300 still should have a V8 as an option, and naming a V6 powered Chysler 300 as the 'C' version is a travesty.
I certainly think the 300 should continue to offer V-8 engines. The 300C and 300S both offer the V-8, and I feel like a Platinum grade car should've offered the 392 Hemi if they were going to drop the SRT variant.
 

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I certainly think the 300 should continue to offer V-8 engines. The 300C and 300S both offer the V-8, and I feel like a Platinum grade car should've offered the 392 Hemi if they were going to drop the SRT variant.
the Platinum it the new Varvatos 300 with new Stitched Leather seats. You cant just randomly add the 392 in 300 without the brake... Suspension...Drivetrain... Chassis... and transmission upgrade to handle 392... The Platinum tops out at $51K
 

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the Platinum it the new Varvatos 300 with new Stitched Leather seats. You cant just randomly add the 392 in 300 without the brake... Suspension...Drivetrain... Chassis... and transmission upgrade to handle 392... The Platinum tops out at $51K
Platinum grade car - not the Platinum specifically. Brakes, a unique suspension, and so forth would obviously accompany the 392.
 
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