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Chrysler Expands its 2013 SRT Lineup

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Chrysler's SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand is expanding its "Core SRT" vehicle strategy from the Charger SRT8 Super Bee and SRT Viper by offering new 2013 "Core" models of the Dodge Challenger SRT8 and Chrysler 300 SRT8. "With exclusive content, including the standard premium 'Ballistic' cloth interior from the new SRT Viper, SRT-tuned sport suspensions and distinctive exterior accents, the new Challenger SRT8 and 300 SRT8 'Core' models are designed and built with the back-to-basics performance driving enthusiast in mind," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO -- SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC.

The new 2013 Challenger SRT8 "Core" model features a black grille and black SRT rear spoiler, unique black 392 decal on the front fenders, 20-inch cast-aluminum wheels with black painted pockets and black Brembo brake calipers. New exterior colors for the Challenger SRT8 "Core" lineup include HEMI Orange Pearl Coat and Plum Crazy Pearl Coat, in addition to the existing color options which include: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Pearl Coat, Jazz Blue Pearl Coat, Pitch Black and TorRed Clear Coat. Phantom Black Tri-coat Pearl and Redline Tri-coat Pearl are exclusive to the 2013 Challenger SRT8 392 models.

On the inside of the 2013 Challenger SRT8 "Core" model, seating surfaces use the same premium "Ballistic" cloth inserts from the SRT Viper and are flanked by dark slate gray "Axel" cloth bolsters and door bolster inserts and feature a mini-carbon bezel instrument panel. All 2013 Challenger SRT8 models are powered by the 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 that delivers 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2013 Challenger SRT models reach 0-60 mph in the high 4-second range; run the quarter mile in mid-12-second range with the automatic transmission (high 12-second range with the manual) and reach a top speed of 182 mph with the manual transmission (175 mph with the automatic). The 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 "Core" model starts at $38,995.

The new 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 "Core" model features a 6.4L badge on the front fenders, 20-inch cast-aluminum wheels with black painted pockets and standard black Brembo brake calipers (also available in red). On the inside of the new "Core" model, black seating surfaces use the same premium "Ballistic" cloth inserts from the SRT Viper and are flanked by black "Axel" cloth bolsters and door bolster inserts. Various matte carbon and piano black accents surround the instrument panel, door bezels and center console.

Under the hood the Chrysler 300 SRT8model is the 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 delivering 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. On the highway, up to 23 mpg is achieved by use of an active valve exhaust system that allows the standard Fuel Saver Technology (four-cylinder mode) to engage over a wide rpm range. The active exhaust system also allows for straight-through mid and rear mufflers for a throaty exhaust note under engine load. It also reaches 0-60 mph acceleration in the high 4-second range; quarter mile in high 12-second range; 0-100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds, top speed of 175 mph and stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet. Eight exterior colors are available throughout the 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 lineup, including Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Pearl Coat, Gloss Black Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Pearl Coat, Ivory Pearl Tri-coat, Jazz Blue Pearl Coat and Phantom Black Tri-coat Pearl.

The 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 "Core" model starts at $43,995.

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