Chrysler 300 SRT Spotted Stateside Raises Questions, Eyebrows

Looking to pick up a Chrysler 300 SRT? Sorry pal, but you’re out of luck. At least, that is, if you live in North America, because FCA withdrew the muscle sedan from its domestic market at the end of the 2014 model year. And yet that’s just what, one of our readers spotted right here in the USA.

Currently offered only in overseas markets (like Australia, Japan, and the Middle East), the current 300 SRT packs a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 rated at 470 horsepower and an equal amount of torque. That’s a far cry from the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, which is based on the same platform but which boasts 707 hp.

Does this 300 SRT’s presence on the mountain roads of Colorado tell us that Chrysler is bringing it back to America? Or that it’s getting a more potent engine? Maybe not. FCA still needs to put it through its paces, no matter where it’s selling it. But it does get the proverbial juices flowing.

The sedan was spotted together with various versions of the Dodge Challenger and Charger, as well as a Jeep Cherokee, a couple of Renegades, and a Ram ProMaster City – the latter two of which, at least, are packing some sort of modified exhaust system. Read into those what you will, but the prospect of a more potent version of the 300 than the 5.7-liter Hemi currently available Stateside does get us daydreaming of a Cadillac CTS-V rival from Auburn Hills.

Thanks for all the pics, Brett!

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