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Chrysler 300 SRT8 ‘Core’ edition now on sale in Australia

May 29, 2013

Chrysler Australia has announced a new special edition of the 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8, called the ‘Core’ edition. The edition comes at a new starting price of $56,000, which is $10,000 cheaper than the previous/regular version.

Chrysler 300 SRT8 Core

The level of luxury features is retained on the SRT8 Core, including the 8.4-inch Uconnect multimedia touch-screen interface with satellite navigation, as well as the full suite of SRT Performance functions such as acceleration timing and g-force displays.

It also comes with launch control, performance suspension, cross-drilled Brembo brakes, and an active exhaust system to make the most of the trumpeting V8.

Under the bonnet, muscle car fans are greeted with the same almighty 6.4-litre HEMI naturally aspirated V8 producing 347kW and 631Nm. It comes with cylinder-deactivation technology which is capable of reducing fuel consumption by 5-20 per cent.

The Core edition differentiates itself from the regular version with a set of double-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels featuring a machined face and black inner spokes, and an assortment of unique ‘Core’ badges, and a red and chrome ‘HEMI 6.4L’ badge on the front guards.

With a starting price of $56,000, the 300 SRT8 Core edition is easily the most powerful car you can buy at the moment for this price. Even when the new VF-Commodore-based HSV Gen-F GTS comes along in a few months, with its 430kW, it will wear a considerably higher price tag of $82,990.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.