On The Cover Review: 2010 Chrysler 300C SRT-8
It seems like a long time ago when Mercedes was in control of Chrysler, developing new products out of older Merc components, touting the dizzying performance of the “Hemi”. It’s not something you would expect to see happen during the Government/ Fiat era of today. And yet, there are a few holdovers from that crazy time a few years ago, like the 300C SRT-8. Yeah, it’s getting a little long in the tooth now, but so what? People still like ’57 Chevys, and they’re old. The difference is that you can still buy a 300C SRT-8 brand-spankin’-new with a warranty and everything. Plus, a 300C SRT-8 is still a strong performer regardless of its age. Zero-to-60 is in the low five-second range, and zero-to-100 comes along in under 17. The 6.1-liter V8 delivers a strong 425-hp, and provides a snarling soundtrack to satisfy your inner NASCAR driver. The interior was somewhat updated in 2009, but a radically improved interior and several exterior changes have been revealed for 2010 and beyond.