Sunday, February 27, 2011

2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8: the momentum continues

2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8: the momentum continues, with a dose of performance and 6.1-liter SRT HEMI ® Power

Ultimate American Performance Sedan

Based on the pace of Chrysler, HEMI, and Street and Racing Technology

SRT performance: 0-60 mph in low range of five seconds, 0-100-0 in the range of mid-16-seconds
2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8
September 1, 2005, in Auburn Hills, Michigan -

It was not long after the beginning of the C300 Chrysler HEMI ® power in 1955 that became known as "banker's hot rod." The main features of this car a powerful V-8 HEMI engine mount tuned performance and handling and high quality services are also key to the 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8. And there is a little more.

Introduced in 2005, the Chrysler 300C SRT8 is the first street and motor Racing Technology (SRT) of the vehicle with the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8, which offers 85 more horsepower - the power to 25 percent - to 5.7-liter HEMI. But SRT performance is more than the straight-line speed.

"No other luxury sedan that offers comfort, convenience and efficiency that the 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8 delivers," said Jeff Bell, Vice President of Marketing, Chrysler, Chrysler Group. "In terms of availability, no one else comes close to providing the Chrysler 300C SRT8's combination of performance and value."

"2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8 is a complete package for the customer who wants awesome performance in an award-winning sedan loaded comfort and style," said Dan Knott, Director - Street and Racing Technology. "With the HEMI SRT-engineering of 6 , 1 liter and Brembo brakes, it is designed for incredible acceleration and braking. "

For 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8 is available in new color silver steel exterior. Also new for 2006 is a system for monitoring tire pressure standard, an available Kicker ® high performance audio system and video system available rear seat.


The Chrysler 300C SRT8 425 horsepower (317 kW), normally aspirated 6.1-liter HEMI has the highest output for its size of any naturally aspirated V-8 engine ever offered by the Chrysler Group. Its nominal 69.8 per liter exceeds even that of legendary 1966 "Street HEMI." Torque is rated 420 lb-ft (569 N • m).
2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8
Although the Chrysler HEMI was born in 1950 and entered into legend in the 1960s and 70s, the current version took much of his inspiration from the original, particularly the namesake hemispherical combustion chamber, which provides power and effectiveness.

When the SRT engineers propulsion system is proposed to develop a more powerful HEMI for the Chrysler 300C SRT8, they were aware of the heritage of the motor, which led to adopting traditional HEMI engine indexes, including a block of orange paint, cylinder and valve covers black.

SRT engineers developed the Chrysler 300C SRT8 engine achieved more horsepower by adding cubic inches, increasing the compression ratio and redesigning the cylinder head, intake and exhaust system to regulate and increase the speed of the engine.

For more displacement, SRT engineers bored cylinders of the HEMI diameter of 3.5 millimeters each in order to increase the displacement to 6.1 liters from 5.7 liters.

The compression ratio was increased to 10.3:1 from 9.6:1, increasing engine power and strength.

Engine breathing was increased with new high-flow head cylinder, specially designed intake manifold and exhaust manifolds with individual tubes encased in a stainless steel shell, all unique in the 6.1-liter HEMI engine. Larger diameter valves and reshaped ports in the head allows the air flow optimized. The intake manifold was designed with larger diameter runners and less for the high speed setting. Exhaust system is routed to a large diameter (2.75 inches vs. 2.5 inches) exhaust with chrome tips of 3.5 inches.

To further increase the power of the camshaft profiles on the basis of performance have been developed to allow more air in and out of the cylinders and run a higher rpm. SRT engineers increased HEMI's peak speed of the engine power by almost 20 percent to 6,000 revolutions per minute (rpm) from 5000 rpm. Intake and exhaust valve stems are hollow, and exhaust valve stems are filled with sodium to help dissipate heat more effectively.

The high-performance SRT 6.1-liter HEMI is strengthened with redesigned components, including a reinforced engine block, a forged steel crankshaft, powdered metal bars of high resistance connection, floating-pin pistons (cooled guns oil), modified oil and a cover to handle the return of the oil pan sump at high speed.

Power for the SRT 6.1-liter HEMI is channeled through a five-speed automatic transmission specially calibrated driver-selectable Auto Stick ®, which offers fully automatic or manual selection. A heavy four pin clamp transmits torque transmission to improve differential and axles.