2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 boasts 465 horsepower with new HEMI V8 engine

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Although we are not too fond of the Chrysler 200, but we like the new 2012 Chrysler 300 very much. These days we see a lot of SRT8 moniker to the Dodge brand, and the Chrysler brand is no exception.

Chrysler has just introduced the new 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 to its lineup at the 2011 New York Auto Show. With the SRT8 moniker, we see a lot on enhancements from looks to performance upgrades.

Like most models that carried the SRT8 moniker, the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 will be equipped with the new 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, now comes with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. The new V8 engine is rated at 465 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, and we should see a big jump on the performance numbers as well. Chrysler claims, the 2012 300 SRT8 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds. That is an impressive number for the size of this sedan.