• Oct 17, 2010
Chrysler 300C gets Frankensteined with a Viper V10 – Click above to watch video after the jump

Red Letter Dodge, the official Dodge blog, has an oh-so-short clip of a Viper-engined 300C doing a circle in a parking lot. Not a donut, mind you, just an out-and-back. The video itself is rather underwhelming, so don't say you weren't warned, but since it comes from an official outlet, we have to imagine that there'll be something far more compelling soon enough. For now, to get a taste of what a 300C hiding a Viper V10 looks and sounds like, check the vid after the jump.

UPDATE: And all that speculation (and hope) was for nought: reader Viper GTS-R wrote to let us know that the car was a project out of Florida and is nothing official. It is a manual transmission and Viper GTS-R also guesses that the engine came from a Ram truck, not the snake. Thanks for the tip, Viper GTS-R

[Source: Red Letter Dodge]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh, you dodge you go ahead completely forget that theres Avenger, Challenger, Grand Caravan, Journey, 200, Town & Country, Compass, Patriot, and Wrangler are ALL being refreshed. In addition to the Durango, Charger, 300, Grand Cherokee, and Fiat 500 are new. You reek of ignorance. Go away.

      The V10 in the truck, SUCCESS. I'm sorry, did they not sell a bajillion of them. They weren't supposed to. The truck did what it was intended to do, be the fastest production truck at the time. They made money off of them.

        • 4 Years Ago
        This was a reply to some jerk up there. My bad.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ahem, it sounds like it has a manual trans in it. Sooooo, are you listening Chrysler? When is it coming? V10+ 6speed manual+ right price= sale
        • 4 Years Ago
        My guess is, that was the point of the video. Hint, hint.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Chrysler just needs to produce a run of V10 SRT10 LX cars already. 300, Charger and Challenger SRT10s would be a big win.

      Also, stock SRT8s have run high 12s off the showroom floor. There's no reason to think V10 power wouldn't push one of these cars to low 11s.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Viper is rolling around in its grave...
      • 4 Years Ago
      lame... fail
      • 4 Years Ago
      I could see them doing this if Dodge wasn't about to offer the 6.4L SRT8.... either that, or maybe the new Viper will get a new engine and then they'll need a place to dump the "old" V10. In that case, I would hope for something like the Challenger SRT10 concept. Heck, Dodge is set to release the Challenger Drag Pack with the Viper engine. I wouldn't think I'd be that hard to make a few more that are street-going.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd buy one just to smoke those annoying little 350 hp at 10g's 6 cyl jap cars
      • 4 Years Ago
      They could put the 600 HP V10 in the new 300C and kill every supersedan from Europe for 2/3 the price.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just thought I'd throw it out there, the taillights and chrome aren't from a stock 300c or SRT8.. This looks like a touring 3.5L or base 2.7. Though I would love to see a real SRT10 300.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmm... a manual transmission in a 300? About time. Let's see AT LEAST that gearbox in production.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am both under, and overwhelmed at the same time.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Just seeing an SRT10 tag on a sedan is enough to excite. Might as well not even put out a video unless it stirs more emotion than that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The video blew but I wish I could make that sound my ringtone.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Eww. Sure it may go, but just because it has a V10 doesn't mean it's good.

      I tack this up with the likes of a LS2 Aztek. Sure the engine is cool but the car still sucks.

      This will never compete with the past generation BMW, Mercedes or Audi. This will never compete with current Jaguar, Infiniti or Lexus generations.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It will never compete with a Lexus - these are over the top, Lexuses are for retirees.
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