While other performance-oriented brands are figuring out ways to charge car buyers more and more (often more money for fewer features), Chrysler's SRT brand has the budget-minded enthusiast covered. Cheaper versions of their most powerful cars that forego the luxury features we don't care about? Yes, please.
These so-called "Core" SRT models were unveiled yesterday at the Chicago Auto Show. When they debut this summer, you will be able to buy an Dodge Challenger or Chrysler 300 SRT8 for $5,780 to $7,000 off the normal price, respectively. Those are some pretty decent discounts on V8-powered cars that can do the zero to 60 mph dash in the four second range. The Challenger Core starts at $38,995 and the 300 Core starts at $41,995.
SRT also unveiled an SRT8 "Super Bee" package for the Charger sedan with its own unique graphics, wheels and Brembo brakes. Sounds like SRT is the place to "bee" these days!
Sorry. I'll go home now.
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