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The Chrysler 300 Mopar

To celebrate Chrysler’s Mopar’s 75th anniversary, the Mopar 300 emerges from the company’s garage. The special edition Mopar 300 is a tuning package especially created for the Chrysler 300.
This 300C-based sedan was mainly built from available parts in the Mopar catalog and will have its appearance at the Chicago auto show. 
Although not entirely new, it would be the first time the black-and-blue theme and the full Mopar treatment would be done on a Chrysler. But, to maintain Chrysler’s image, the Mopar 300’s aesthetic modifications were kept subtle and elegant. Thin blue stripes run along its beltline and down the middle of its hood. The blue stripes also line the inside of the black 20-inch forged aluminum wheels covered with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires (instead of the Firestone Firehawk all-seasons). A black grille and black-trimmed headlights add to the vehicle’s darkened appearance. High-performance brake pads are fitted at all four corners.

The Mopar 300’s insides received the same color scheme as its exterior. Blue highlights are featured throughout the black interior. The seats are covered with Katzkin leather; the steering wheel is thick-rimmed with die-cast paddle shifters. The interior also has carbon fiber trim with black accents. It is integrated with an Uconnect Touch infotainment system and an Alpine acoustic system.
Now to talk about suspension tune; the front spring rate is 42 percent and the rear spring rate is 43 percent stiffer compared to the 300C’s Touring suspension setup.

There have been no modifications on the engine. The Mopar 300 runs on a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 and produces 363hp, which is no different than a standard 300C. However, a suspension system, revised gearing, and great-performance brakes are installed which improve the car’s acceleration capabilities.
Owners of a Chrysler 300 can easily build themselves their own special edition Mopar 300 by looking through the Mopar catalog. As previously mentioned, everything is available separately.

500 of the limited edition Mopar 300 goes on sale this summer. A goodie bag will be included with each purchase. The package contains items like Mopar key fobs, a designer-signed concept sketch of the 300, and the car’s certificate with build number and manufacture date.
The Mopar 300 includes Chrysler’s SafetyTec package—HID headlights, cruise control, collision warning and blind-spot monitoring systems, parking sensors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
The 2012 Chrysler 300 Mopar ‘12 and everything it has to offer would welcome its new owner for the price of $49,700.