Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Mopar is set to roll out a limited version of the already potent Chrysler 300. This special edition ride will be unveiled during the auto show in Chicage this year. It will actually kick off this Friday, February 10 and run thru February 19. The Mopar Special Edition Chrysler 300 starts at $49,700 inclusive of a destination charge of $825.
The Mopar Chrysler 300will only have a limited run and will only end up in 500 garages. All of the units will have a black finish for the exterior and will roll with Mopar appointments like the tinted lights, grille in black chrome, blue highlight stripes, and special badges for the Mopa 75th anniversary. The special edition Mopar 2012 300 will sport a 20 inch alloy forged rims.
The performance and tuning division of Chrysler used black leather with blue stitching for the steering wheel and the seats. Mopar also installed special badges, sill plates, and a Mopar branded shifter handle. There are also matte carbon accents for the center console and instrument panel.
The Mopar ’12 Chrysler 300 still makes use of the 5.7L V8 HEMI that gives out 363 horsepower coupled with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The differential though was improve to 3.91:1 from a 3.06:1 drive ratio which improves the acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just the 5-second mark.
Mopar made the front suspension about 42% stiffer and the rear suspension 23% stiffer than the stock setting . The tuning company also gave the car Eagle F1 tires from Goodyear paired with a performance brakes to give the car more braking potential and a a better grip on the road.
Mopa will also issue a packet to each customer that will buy the Mopar ’12 Chrysler 300 which will contain the VIN of the car, the date of production, an original sketch of the Mopar 300, and thr brochure.