Saturday, January 12, 2008

2008 Chrysler 300CSRT8 Muscle with a Soft Side

Dan Wiese reviews of new cars and trucks appear three times a week in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. St. Louis' only full-time automotive reviewer puts you behind the wheel of the newest cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles !

Here is his review of the 2008 Chrysler 300CSRT8

Dan Wiese: The Chrysler 300C SRT8 has apparently concluded that muscle cars do not live on horsepower alone.
Of course, this luxo hot rod has always had gangsta good looks and all of the attendant hardware to make its 425 horses behave — things like a race-tuned suspension, Brembo brake calipers binding massive vented discs, a lowered ride height and electronic stability control —
but, for 2008, this performance halo of the Chrysler brand adds a host of available comfort items.
Included on a list of newly optional family-friendly goodies are
Sirius BackSeat TV,
a 322-watt Kicker premium surround sound audio system with a 100-watt subwoofer,
a remote start key-fob button
(to pre-warm things on cold mornings) and
stylish LED illumination for cupholders a
nd door-mounted map pockets.
And, as long as the SRT8 was being tweaked by interior designers,
performance engineers decided they wanted in on the action, too.
So, to enhance what already was a visceral driving experience, this luxury hot rod adds
standard Adaptive Cruise Control, which can track the car ahead and maintain a constant distance,
optional side curtain air bags and, perhaps most welcome by enthusiast drivers,
an SRT-exclusive reconfigurable instrument panel display that can track performance data like zero-to-60 times,
braking distances and cornering g-forces.
To read the rest of the 300c review
I agree,Chrysler has created a real "comfort" machine inside all that muscle.


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