Since 2005, the Chrysler 300 has embodied the elegance, American style, wrapped in affordable luxury, and induced with performance. While the 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT-8 showed the global auto industry that a huge American sedan packed with V8 power, could take on some of the world’s best performance sedans. In 2012, Chrysler showed those sedans it meant business with even more horsepower and better handling with the Chrysler 300C SRT8.
However, when the Chrysler 300 got its last major update in 2015, Chrysler pulled its performance-based sedan from the lineup and only offered it in select markets around the globe. While there has been a lot of outspoken Mopar fans demanding the big HEMI-powered sedan to return to the market, some fans are awaiting for Chrysler to make a decision. But while a lot of people would settle for a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 sedan, a lot of people have to wonder why the big Chrysler sedan hasn’t gotten the respect that it Dodge Charger brother has? So over the past few years, there has been a handful of Hellcat-powered Chrysler 300 builds appearing on social media.
The latest build is being documented by the Boost Kingz. On their YouTube channel, they have been documenting their progress since the beginning of the year. A 2015 Chrysler 300 Limited was used as a donor car to build the 300 SRT. A Hellcat powertrain from a wrecked car was transplanted into the 300 sedan and it looks to be running surprising well. You can watch the build process in over 20 videos posted on the channel.
While the Chrysler 300 SRT is offered in Australia and the Middle East regions, the car continued to be powered by the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 with a best-in-class naturally aspirated 485-horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. Chrysler has still yet to release an SRT model with the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine.
So what do you think? Should Chrysler bring back the 300 SRT to the North American market for what is rumored to be the last year of production of the current Chrysler 300 Series next year? Leave your comments below.