The Chrysler 300 has finally served its purpose, and the automaker is sending it to the great drag strip in the sky. However, this may alleviate the discomfort.
The 2023 Chrysler 300C returns for a single model year only, powered by a 6.4-liter 392 Hemi V8 producing 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque.
The engine was last used in the 300 in the 2012-2014 300 SRT8, and the most powerful 300 currently available is the 5.7-liter, 363-hp 300S.
Last week, rumours circulated that Chrysler was planning to install a supercharged 6.2L Hellcat V8 in the 300, but that did not happen.
The 300C accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, completes the quarter mile in 12.4 seconds, and tops out at 160 mph.
The eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission shifts gears in 160 milliseconds, and the 20-inch wheels are wrapped in performance all-season tyres.
Four-piston Brembo brake callipers are red, a limited-slip differential and active dampers regulate power, and an active exhaust system with black tips sits under the 300C.
Black Laguna leather, silver contrast stitching, carbon fibre trim, and a new "300C" badge add visual elements on the inside.
The final 300C, available in black, red, or white, is being promoted as a sendoff for the 300 as a whole, a nameplate that dates back nearly 70 (!) years.
Only 2,000 of the 300C will be sold in the United States, and 200 will be sold in Canada. Prices begin at $56,595, including mandatory destination fees.