This Rare New Sedan Sold Out Insanely Fast, But There’s Still a Chance
If you were waiting to buy a new high-performance 2023 Chrysler 300C Limited Edition, you waited too long. When the order banks opened during the car’s unveiling in mid-September, there were 2,200 units planned for production. In only 12 hours, all 2,200 2023 300Cs had buyer’s names attached to them along with required deposits. But there may still be a chance for you to get your name on a waiting list in case one becomes available.
2023 Chrysler 300C Limited Edition
Car Scoops confirms that Chrysler plans to produce 2,200 2023 Chrysler 300C Limited Editions, with 2,000 units destined for the United States and the other 200 promised to Canadian markets. It’s also true that people placed orders for all 2,200 cars within 12 hours of the car’s unveiling and opening of the order books with some of the orders, like Robert Miller’s, co-editor of Mopar Insiders, happening at the unveiling.
The 2,200 people fortunate enough to take delivery of one of the last Chrysler 300Cs will own a piece of automotive history. The 2023 Chrysler 300C Limited Edition is one of the last of a dying breed of “blue-collar luxury” performance sedans, and with only 2,200 units planned for production, it’ll be one of the rarest new cars on the road. But is it special enough to deserve all the hype surrounding it?
Is this Chrylser 300C model worth the hype?
Robert Miller calls the 300C Limited Edition a “parts bin product.” Miller’s meaning is that there is no new technology, no groundbreaking engine design, and a body style unchanged from last year’s model. Chrysler even denied granting the 300C Limited Edition a Hellcat powerplant or SRT badging.
But that’s alright because although it’s on a limited production run, the car is designed for the blue-collar crowd, and those fancy titles and name brands would only raise the price. As a result, the 2023 300C Limited Edition set to roll off production lines will be impressive without robbing the masses.
What the 2023 Chrysler 300C Limited Edition has to offer
If you get a chance to order a new 2023 Chrysler 300C Limited Edition, you’ll likely notice that you don’t have a lot of options. First, you’ll choose the color of your new car. Would you prefer Gloss Black, Velvet Red, or Bright White? Yes, those are your choices from the factory. Next, you’ll choose a dealership where you’d like your car delivered. That’s it. Next, you’ll place your deposit to hold your 300C Limited Edition until it’s ready in the Spring of 2023. But what if you want to add a larger engine, limited-slip differential, or red 4-piston Brembo brakes?
Luckily the engineers at Chrysler thought of all that before they revealed the car. The 2023 Chrysler 300C Limited Edition comes with the following mechanical performance features:
- 392 cubic-inch (6.4-liter) Hemi V8 with 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque
- Eight-speed automatic transmission
- Active damping suspension
- Active exhaust system
- Red 4-piston Brembo brakes
- 3.09:1 gear ratio limited slip differential
- Goodyear Eagle RSA all-season performance tires
Cosmetic touches to the exterior include:
- Black exhaust tips
- Tri-color 300C grille badge
- Black 300C decklid badge
- Matte black 20-inch x 9-inch forged wheels from Chrysler’s Scat Pack collection
- Black chrome accents
- Black headlamp and taillamp bezels
Inside the car, you’ll find:
- Black Laguna leather seats embossed with 300C and silver stitching
- Leather instrument panel and door panels with silver stitching
- Carbon fiber and piano black bezels
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Heated steering wheel
Other notable features include:
- 19-speaker premium audio system
- Driver convenience group
- Advanced brake assist
- Lane departure warning-plus
- Full-speed collision warning-plus
2023 Chrysler 300C Limited Edition waiting list
Miller estimates that ordering a 2022 Dodge Charger Scat Pack with options similar to the 2023 300C Limited Edition would raise the price to over $60,000, making the $55,000 300C Limited Edition a bargain if you can get your name on one. However, getting your name on one at this point is the issue.
If you’re interested in a chance to purchase a new 300C Limited Edition, you’ll have to get on Chrysler’s waiting list and hope that enough people ahead of you drop out to get your name on one of the 2,200 cars planned for production. While it’s probably a long shot, it’s the only shot unless you can find someone willing to sell theirs after taking delivery this spring. It will be interesting to see the resale price of these rare cars once the dust settles.