Chrysler Adds Frills to No-Frill 'Core' SRT8s

By Joe Bruzek  on February 6, 2014

Chrysler's SRT high-performance Core models are no-frills versions of the 470-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8 and Chrysler 300 SRT8 with fewer convenience options in exchange for a lower price. For 2014, Chrysler adds a new Satin Vapor Edition appearance package to up the base Core models' unassuming looks with satin black highlights.

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Satin Vapor Editions sit on 20-inch forged-aluminum wheels and wear a satin black chrome finish and satin black mirrors, a gray 6.4-liter Hemi badge and red brake calipers. Inside, they feature Nappa leather seating with suede inserts. Each package has its own unique cost and slightly varying content and is tied to certain exterior colors.

The Chrysler 300 SRT8 Satin Vapor Edition is $2,300 on top of the Core's $46,895 starting price; all prices include destination and the gas guzzler tax. The package throws in a satin black spoiler, satin black roof as well as matte carbon and piano black accents on the instrument panel, door bezels and center console in addition to the items mentioned above. Exterior colors include Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal.

Step over to the Dodge Challenger SRT8 Satin Vapor Edition, and the $1,700 package adds a satin black fuel door and carbon-trimmed instrument panel to the $41,480 Challenger SRT8 Core. The satin highlights are available on the Challenger's Bright White, TorRed, Header Orange and Graphite colors.

Dodge's Charger SRT8 Super Bee was the inspiration for the Core packages, and its $2,330 Satin Vapor Edition has a satin black roof and hood, spoiler and on the inside replaces the 4.3-inch multimedia display with the 8.4-inch Uconnect system. Super Bees start at $45,380 and offer the satin package on Bright White, Billet Silver, TorRed and Graphite exteriors.

Buyers will be able to add the Satin Vapor Editions to the Charger, Challenger and 300 SRT8 models in the second quarter of 2014.

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Road Test Editor Joe Bruzek covers’s short-and long-term fleet of test cars and drives a 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.  Email Joe