Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Immortal Chrysler 300C SRT8

Today we have excerpts from article titled "Immortal Chrysler 300C SRT8" written by Casey Williams and published in the Noblesville Daily Times. A good reviewer and a 300C SRT* fan.
"Zero to 60 in the low five-seconds, 0-100 mph in under 17 seconds If the performance in question did not come from a full-size, five-passenger, rear-drive American road scarfer, you would think a Corvette or Mustang GT was lurking about. But, there isn’t. These numbers are from the elegantly rambunctious Chrysler 300C SRT8.-------Chrysler’s 300C SRT8 makes me want to put on a tuxedo, speak pretentious English, and go thrash pretenders at the drag strip while cackling out a window filled with smoked rubber. One look at the performance figures elicits that response.--------I appreciated the heated leather suede seats and dual zone automatic climate control most on a recent trip through sub-zero temperatures. Huge drink holders gripped 32-oz McCups easily.-------------------Numbers and specs aren’t enough to tell you how the SRT8 drives. I’ve driven the car on the road track at Texas Motor Speedway. Nothing about the car is pretend from its ultra-powerful engine, stiff performance-tuned suspension, huge Brembo disc brakes, and fun-loving electronic stability programming (ESP). Curves that would make me nervous in other well-engineered sedans were swallowed by the SRT8 with all of the drama of driving to church.------------- Last week, I awoke to 4 inches of snow under a layer of ice. After scraping the SRT8’s windshield, I began to tremble. The thought of piloting 425 horsepower connected to a rear-drive chassis and steamroller tires caused nausea. While ESP, traction control, and ABS brakes got a thorough workout (the dash light never quit blinking), the car was tame and manageable. Fortunately, the Interstate was plowed and well salted. All the better on which to give the engine a thorough workout."
Very nice


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