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 |  Sep 13 2012, 3:40 PM

With the oil crisis of the ‘70s many predicted the death of the V8 engine, but it has continued to solider on. With Chrysler and Infiniti execs recently commenting that there’s no place for eight-cylinder cars in the future of their respective brands, this time, are the V8 engine’s days finally numbered?

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 |  Apr 20 2011, 5:27 PM

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Hot on the heels of the firebreathing Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, Chrysler saw fit to stuff the same 6.4-liter HEMI V8 into the newly-redesigned 300 for the 2012 300C SRT8.

AT 465 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, the 300C SRT8 gets to 60 in less than 5 seconds, while looking sharper than the regular model to boot, with a blacked-out front grille and a body kit that actually manages to restrain itself. 20-inch wheels that sit half an inch lower do their best to shroud the 6-piston Brembo brakes, 14.2 inches in front and 13.8 inches in the back. Four exhaust tips round out the back.

On the inside, an 8-inch screen allows you to measure acceleration and cornering data, as well as show you how many speeding tickets you’ll accrue on the way to your destination. Carbon fiber bits and beefy seats round out the rest of the package.

Gallery: Chrysler 300C SRT8

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