Chrysler has announced plans to introduce the Mopar 300 at the Chicago Auto Show.

Built to celebrate Mopar's 75th anniversary, the model is distinguished by a black chrome grille, tinted headlights, blue body stripes and special badging. There's also a sport-tuned suspension, high-performance brakes and 20-inch wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.

The cabin features perforated Katzkin leather seats, a thick-rimmed steering wheel (with die-cast paddle shifters), carbon fiber trim and piano black accents. Other highlights include a new gear knob, an Alpine audio system and a Uconnect Touch infotainment system.

Power comes from a 5.7-liter V8 engine which produces 363 hp (271 kW / 368 PS). Thanks to revised gearing - with a 3.91:1 final drive ratio - the sedan accelerates from 0-60 mph in the "low 5-second range."

The 2012 Mopar 300 will be available this summer and pricing starts at $49,700.

Gallery: Chrysler 300 Mopar special edition announced

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