There is a huge number of Chrysler diehards, who have been begging for the brand to bring its export-only Chrysler 300 SRT performance sedan to the United States. Currently, the four-door performance sedan is only available in Australia and the Middle East and while Chrysler has been quietly updating its 300 Series lineup with packages, the brand has been sprucing up its performance halo car in the land “down under”.
Back in December, Chrysler Australia launched a very limited edition of the Chrysler 300 SRT dubbed the “Pacer Edition”. The Pacer Edition has nothing to do with the iconic American Motors (AMC) compact car that graced U.S. highways in the 1970s but instead celebrates Chrysler’s historical past with the brand’s 1969 Chrysler Valiant Pacer. The 1969 Chrysler Valiant Pacer was a low-cost four-door sedan with a high-performance version 225 cubic-inch “Slant-6” six-cylinder engine and three-speed floor-mounted manual shifted transmission. The Valiant Pacer featured a red and black grille, special body stripes, “Pacer 225” decals, mag wheel hub caps, and choice of three colors (Wild Blue, Wild Red, and Wild Yellow).
The 2019 Chrysler 300 SRT Pacer Edition is based on the Chrysler 300 SRT Core model. The Pacer Edition includes the following equipment…
- Unique “Pacer” Badging
- Unique “Pacer” Bodyside Stripe
- Unique “Pacer” Red & Back Stripe In Lower Grille
- Pacer-Embroidered Floor Mats
- Pacer-Theme Door Sills Trim Plates
- Center Console Badge with Vehicle Build Number
- Pacer Under The Hood Badge
- Red Brembo Brake Calipers
There are no performance upgrades for the Pacer Edition over the standard 300 SRT. All 300 SRT models come with the 6.4-liter HEMI (392 cubic-inch) V8 delivering 469 horsepower (350 kW) and 469 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque. The 392 HEMI is mated to a ZF-sourced 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission.
Only 50 of the Pacer Editions were made for the Australian market. The Pacer Edition is available in three colors, just like the original, Bright White, Gloss Black, and Ceramic Grey. The Chrysler 300 SRT Pacer Edition models are currently in select Australian dealers with a starting price of AU$69,950 (or about $47,970 USD). This particular model is from Brighton Chrysler Australia in Victoria.
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