2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 to Put out 470-HP

Chrysler has revamped pretty much its whole lineup, but there is still something missing… Although we have a new Chrysler 300, we’ve been eager to hear if the SRT8 model would return.

Spies in Michigan recently spotted the new 300 SRT8. It was easily recognizable as anything but the SRT8 version of the new 300 due to its big seven-spoke wheels, slotted brakes and more aggressive front end. Outback the prototype featured bigger tailpipes and a lip spoiler on the trunk.

Of course what we’re all interested in lies under the hood. The old 6.1L Hemi V8 is being replaced by a new 6.4L V8 that is currently in the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. It’s expected that the engine will put out around 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque in the 300 SRT8. The engine is also expected to mated to an eight-speed transmission.

It’s not exactly known when the 300 SRT8 will hit dealerships, but it could be by the end of the year or early next year.

Full Story: Motor Trend

Related Stories:
2011 Chrysler 300 Officially Unveiled
2011 Chrysler 300 Starts at $27,995
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Debuts with 470-HP