Underneath, meanwhile, it's got Brembo brakes and uprated suspension to stop things getting out of hand. And being American, it naturally comes fully loaded as well: black leather and suede SRT interior, those 20-inch SRT alloys, a sunroof, parking sensors, navigation system, climate control, cruise control, electric heated seats, an upgraded sound system, Bluetooth connectivity... the list goes on.
Despite all that, it still can't really be called refined, especially compared to some of the cars it took on by daring to set foot in the world of performance saloons. It doesn't really want to be though. It's American, after all. Refinement to the SRT-8 is wiping your hands on a napkin instead of your trousers once you're finished with your hot wings. It does things its own way, it's definitely not pretentious, and it's certainly not about to apologise for it.
So what could you have instead? Well, if you like the idea of the 300C but don't want an estate, there's always the saloon. There are similarly priced alternatives from BMW, although at this price the M5 Touring is still £10,000 out of reach. A Mercedes C63 AMG might be right up your street, or of course an Audi RS4.
What separates this from those then? Well, just look at the odometer. Having seen only 6,800 miles from new, this 300C is as close to factory fresh as you're going to get. Compare that to the many dozens of thousands of miles you'll be looking at on similarly priced European alternatives, and you may just have a very compelling reason to go with the Chrysler. That and the Hemi, of course.
CHRYSLER 300C SRT-8 TOURING
Why you should: It's a barely used 300C SRT-8 for less than half price!
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