Dodge Challenger SRT8 & Chrysler 300 SRT8 Core Editions revealed in Chicago

SRT has unveiled the Dodge Challenger SRT8 and Chrysler 300 SRT8 Core Editions in Chicago.

Designed to deliver "back-to-basics performance," the special editions feature black brake calipers, unique badging and 20-inch cast-aluminum wheels. There's also faux carbon fiber trim and "Ballistic” cloth seats with “Axel” cloth bolsters.

Both models are powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that develops 470 bhp (351 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque. It enables the Challenger SRT8 to accelerate from 0-60 mph in the "high 4-second range" and hit a top speed of 182 mph (293 km/h). The Chrysler 300 SRT8 also accelerates from 0-60 mph in the "high 4-second range" but has a top speed of 175 mph (282 km/h).

The Challenger SRT8 Core Edition will be priced from $38,995, while the 300 Core Edition will retail for $43,995 (both excluding a $995 destination charge).

In related news, SRT unveiled the 2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee. It features a gloss black grille, “392 HEMI” badging and Super Bee graphics. There's also black brake calipers and 20-inch aluminum wheels.

The special edition will be priced from $41,995 which excludes a $995 destination charge.

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Motor show Chicago Auto Show
Automaker Chrysler
Article type Special Editions
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