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by Tim Beissmann

The special edition Chrysler 300 SRT Core Satin Vapour has joined the American brand’s muscle car line-up in Australia.

Limited to 130 units, the Satin Vapour is based on the stripped-out 300 SRT Core variant and, at $60,000 before on-road costs, is positioned midway between the base Core ($56,000) and the fully equipped 300 SRT8 ($66,000).

2014 Chrysler 300 SRT8

The $4000 premium for the Chrysler 300 SRT Core Satin Vapour adds a host of features, including an 8.4-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, dual-pane panoramic sunroof and leather upholstery with perforated suede.

On the outside, the 300 SRT Core Satin Vapour also gets 20-inch satin black aluminium wheels, red brake calipers, black chrome grille, gloss black window surrounds and Hemi wheel arch badging, body-colour fascia with black/chrome accents, SRT lower black stripe, and stain black mirror caps, roof wrap and rear spoiler.

Despite the extra equipment, the Satin Vapour still misses a number of features that come standard in the SRT8 such as the 19-speaker premium audio system, blind spot monitor, adaptive cruise control, full Nappa leather upholstery, auto-levelling suspension and electronic damper control, among other items.

The new 2014 Satin Vapor Edition of the Chrysler 300 SRT offers 20-inch by-9-inch forged-aluminum split five-spoke wheels with a Black Satin Vapor Chrome finish

The Satin Vapour special edition is mechanically identical to the cheaper Core variant, retaining its 347kW/631Nm 6.4-litre V8 and five-speed automatic transmission that sends drive to the rear wheels.

As with the regular 300 SRT8, the Satin Vapour is expected to sprint from 0-100km/h in approximately 4.8 seconds, while its combined cycle fuel consumption is rated at 13.0 litres per 100 kilometres.

2014 Chrysler 300 SRT Satin Vapor Edition

The arrival of the special edition Core Satin Vapour comes a few months before the 2015 Chrysler 300 range, which is due to launch in the second quarter of this year.




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