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The 2023 Chrysler 300C celebrates the lengthy tenure of the automaker’s flagship sedan. However, it’s more than just the return of the namesake; the 300C is the latest model in the vehicle’s lineup to pack the big, bad 6.4L Hemi V8. Still, enthusiasts who missed the limited-release Chrysler model can find solace in V8 alternatives like the 300 SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT 392, or Charger SRT Hellcat.

What are some V8-powered alternatives for the 2023 Chrysler 300C?

While the new 2023 Chrysler 300C presents slim pickings for Mopar fans, the domestic sleeper sedan market has plenty of V8-powered four-door fun machines to rival the celebratory Chrysler model. Consider the following:

  • Chrysler 300 SRT8
  • Dodge Charger SRT 392
  • Chevrolet SS
  • Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

The Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger shared the LX and LD platforms for the latest four-door iterations of the famed models. As a result, the Charger is a natural alternative to the 300, including the thunderous 2023 Chrysler 300C. 

Is the Chrysler 300 SRT8 fast?

A white 2023 Chrysler 300C drives through a tunnel.
2023 Chrysler 300C | Stellantis

The Chrysler 300 SRT8 on the LD platform is a properly fast sleeper sedan. Specifically, the 392-cubic-inch V8 is enough to hurl the SRT8 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. 

Instead of the smaller 6.1L Hemi V8s in the LX-platform models, the later model SRT8s produced 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque with its 6.4L mill. However, the first-generation 300 sedans (LX platform) are still quick by today’s standards. A 2008 SRT8 was fast enough to hit 60 in 4.7 seconds, just behind its successor.    

Is the SRT 392 faster than the Scat Pack?

The Dodge Charger SRT 392 packs the same naturally aspirated 6.4L V8 engine as the R/T Scat Pack. As a result, both models sprint to 60 mph in around four and a half seconds. However, the 485-horsepower SRT 392 packs posh leather to rival the 2023 Chrysler 300C.

Better yet, a 2015 Dodge Charger SRT 392 has a fair purchase price of around $29,253, per Kelley Blue Book (KBB). That puts the now-discontinued SRT model at about $25,747 less than the new 300C.  

Is a Chevrolet SS a good alternative to the 2023 Chrysler 300C?

A blue 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat shows off its profile in a hangar.
Dodge Charger SRT 392 | Stellantis

The Chevrolet SS is a bona fide sleeper sedan and a solid alternative to the new 2023 Chrysler 300C. The Bow Tie’s Holden Commodore-derived model packs a naturally aspirated 6.2L and an available six-speed manual transmission. 

Further, Chevrolet produced the SS for just five model years; it is as rare as it is raucous. Moreover, the 2014 Chevrolet SS has a fair value of around $25,891, around half as much as a new 300C. 

Did Chrysler make a 300 Hellcat?

Chrysler never made a 300 sedan with the supercharged 6.2L V8 engine in comparable Dodge Chargers. However, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat has enjoyed the power of the supercharged mill since 2015, meaning there’s no shortage of Hellcat-powered super sedans to rival V8-powered Chrysler 300 models.

Furthermore, an early model Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is a performance bargain. According to KBB, a 2015 model has a fair value of around $36,890. As a result, the 707-horsepower Hellcat Charger is much faster and cheaper than the limited-release 2023 Chrysler 300C.

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