After Dodge said 2023 would be the last hurrah for its current Charger/Challenger models, we figured their corporate cousin, the Chrysler 300, was on its way out too.

So yes, 2023 will be the last model year for the current Chrysler 300 as well—but before you get all teary-eyed, Chrysler’s sending it off with a bang.

485 bangs, actually.


That’s because Chrysler put together a special edition 300C that’s equipped with the 6.4L Hemi V8 poached from the Dodge Charger and Challenger Scat Pack. In Scat Pack spec, the 392 Hemi makes a tarmac-pounding 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s enough boogie to get the 300C to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, and across the quarter-mile beams in 12.4 seconds. Yowza.

The O.G. 300C, released in 1955. (Image/Chrysler)

If the name sounds familiar, its because the “C” badge has been adorning high-performance versions of the Chrysler 300 for over 50 years. Originally released in 1955, the first 300C carried the 331 cubic inch “FirePower” Hemi cranking out 300 horsepower—making the 1955 300C the most powerful full-size car in the world at the time. In addition to storming NASCAR tracks, the early 300C went to on to set Land Speed Records at Bonneville.


So yeah, this new 300C is carrying quite the legacy. And it’s carrying it in style, thanks to black chrome accents, 20 inch forged wheels, and an interior adorned with carbon fiber accouterments.

The 392 cubic inch Hemi V8 is mated to Chrysler’s TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic. Out back is a 3.09 gearset with limited slip differential. Chrysler also gives the 300C four-pot Brembos, an active damping suspension, and active exhaust system.


All 2023 300C models also get a unique emblem that hearkens back to the original’s red-white-blue logo treatment too.

Chrysler is limiting 2023 300C production to just 2,000 units and is currently taking reservations.


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