Chrysler 300 Mopar Special Edition

By - January 31st, 2012

Not too many 75 year olds are presented with a new special edition Chrysler 300, but that’s exactly what Chrysler’s parts division, Mopar, gets to unwrap at this year’s 2012 Chicago Auto Show that runs from February 10-19. This Mopar 2012 300 will be among only 500 set for production, all of which are painted with a black exterior finish with blue pin stripes running down the sides. Its grille and accents are also blacked-out, including its tinted rear lights, leather interior, and 20-inch forged alloy wheels. It keeps the standard model’s 363 horsepower, 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine linked to a five-speed automatic transmission, but the differential has been upgraded from 3.06:1 to a 3.91:1 final-drive ratio, which results in boosted acceleration. “Mopar 75″ will be stamped on each fender badge and each new lucky owner will get a personalized kit marking the car’s VIN, date of manufacture, and production number as well as an original sketch of the car. The Chrysler 300 Mopar is expected to retail for $49,700 once it hits the showroom floors later this summer.