To be honest, we thought the 300C had been in its crate for a long time, but apparently it was still there, if not longer. The 300C has been in showrooms since 2004 and two generations have appeared in almost twenty years. The current generation, also released as the Lancia Thema, has been around since 2011. Chrysler has announced the end of the 300C, but without fanfare.
To top it all off, Chrysler uses a 6.4-liter Hemi-V8 for the ultimate 300C. The V8 engine produces 492 hp and 644 Nm of torque. The top speed of the last 300C is 257 km / h and the noise sprint to 100 is made in 4.3 seconds. As you’re used to from the 300C, power goes to the rear wheels via an automatic transmission.
There is no explanation that you should fear anything from the Toyota Prius, but perhaps it is not the perfect ending for a car with a large fan base. In-house they also have a 6.2-liter V8 from the Hellcat, good for over 700 hp. They could also remove it from the grease before the very last 300C.
On the latest Chrysler 300C you’ll find four-piston Brembo calipers, suspension, forged wheels and a custom exhaust. You can order the last 300C in Gloss Black, Velvet Red and White White. In 2023 there will be 2,200 (2,000 for the US, 200 for Canada) that will go to the US for around $55,000.
A history lesson on the Chrysler 300C
Unfortunately, the Chrysler 300C goes back further than 2004. Chrysler already introduced the C-300 in 1955. This already had a Hemi-V8. At that time, according to the car manufacturer, this was the most powerful full size car in the world. The V8 then produced 300 hp. By the way, Hemi is more than a brand, because it stands hemispherical combustion chamber. The name means semicircular combustion chamber.