The SEMA Auto Show is the one event in the calendar that attracts its share of concept vehicles that aren’t really concepts but are instead reinterpretations of regular vehicles. Take Chrysler for example. The American automaker has never missed a chance to peddle its wares at SEMA, often bringing as many as 20 modified vehicles to the annual aftermarket show in Las Vegas. This year, the Chrysler 300 is part of Chrysler’s roster of attendees at SEMA and it’s taking the name “300 Super S Concept.”

To be fair, the 300 Super S Concept isn’t the most radical of Chrysler’s SEMA bunch. That distinction falls somewhere between the Ram ProMaster DragMaster and the Dodge Challenger GT AWD Concept. By contrast, the 300 Super S Concept sits right in the sweet spot where concept and functionality meet. It’s a concept because it has unique modifications, but these modifications are useful enough to be applied in a standard 300.

You might even say that it’s the most appealing of all of Chrysler’s SEMA offerings. That’s a good thing for the 300 since its stately persona could use an injection of exuberance and personality.

Continue reading to learn more about the Chrysler 300 Super S.

  • 2015 Chrysler 300 Super S
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    2015
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    6 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph (Est.)
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Exterior

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The Chrysler 300 Super S Concept’s exterior is the perfect example of a well-balanced cosmetic upgrade that’s teeming with fancy finishes, quality aerodynamic components, and a few easter eggs thrown in for good measure. The most noticeable cosmetic update is the Matte Cerulean exterior paint finish. The attractive colorway is complemented nicely by a set of 22-inch Dark Hyper Black low gloss Mopar wheels — each with its own Mopar center caps painted in the same low gloss finish.

The Chrysler 300 Super S Concept’s exterior is the perfect example of a well-balanced cosmetic upgrade

The two ends of the 300 Super S Concept also gets fancy new details. At the front, the sedan’s Matte Black grille is decorated with more than 300 miniature Mopar “M” letters, each painted in the same Dark Hyper Black low gloss finish as the wheels. At the back, a pair of aerodynamic enhancements can be found, specifically the concept rear valley and the deck-lid spoiler. Last but not least are the Super S and Mopar Design badges that are spread throughout the body of the 300 Super S Concept, highlighting the car’s exclusive status.

Interior

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Moving inside, the 300 Super S Concept’s cabin gets plenty of premium styling, none more pleasing to the eyes than the concept Katzkin light grey leather seats trimmed in blue stitching. The seat’s armrests, side panels, and the instrument panel also have splashes of blue trim. The cabin also has a new flat-bottom steering wheel that takes the place of the standard version, and more importantly, a concept polystable T-handle shifter to replace the 300’s standard rotary knob.

Last but not least, production Mopar door sill guards are also part of the styling equation, as are the premium carpet floor mats and a cargo mat that has its own metal badging.

Drivetrain

The surprises continue under the hood of the 300 where its HEMI-powered 5.7-liter V-8 engine gets Mopar’s Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 Scat Pack upgrade kits. That’s a wide range of power updates that takes the 300’s standard V-8 output of 363 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque up to 393 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque (Stage 1), 405 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque (Stage 2), and 485 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque (Stage 3).

Chrysler didn’t specifically say those numbers but it might as well have when it said that the modifications on the 300 Super S Concept’s V-8 engine “mimic the modifications and performance boosts delivered by Mopar Scat Pack Performance kits available for the 5.7-liter equipped Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger vehicles.”

Conclusion

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I have to give props to Chrysler and Mopar for trying to give the Chrysler 300 some personality. For the most part, it actually worked! I dig the Matte Cerulean exterior paint finish. The Scat Pack upgrades provide glimpses of what we can expect in the event the actual 300 gets it. Even the Mopar-tribute front grille is a nice tribute to Mopar, even if there’s a little bit of vanity in there too.

For a concept, it’s an impressive piece of work. I’m just not sure how far along Chrysler will go to bring some of its elements to its production models. Hopefully, the Matte Cerulean paint finish and the Scat Pack kits get sent over. I’m OK leaving the Mopar front grille to the 300 Super S Concept. In a lot of ways, that’s the concept’s definition feature.

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    • How long before Chrysler releases this package to the public?
    • Others may not be fond of the paint finish

Press Release

Style and sophistication can meld harmoniously with performance and attitude. For proof, take the Chrysler 300 Super S. The bold persona of the customized Chrysler 300 Super S begins with a concept, aggressive front fascia. More than 300 unique “Easter eggs” are hidden on the Matte Black grille, where miniature Mopar “M” letters, painted Dark Hyper Black low gloss, dot the entire grille.

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The lowered body (thanks to a Mopar coilover lowering kit) is planted on concept Mopar 22-inch wheels at the front and rear. Like the Mopar “M” grille lettering, production Mopar center caps are painted to match the Dark Hyper Black low gloss wheels, which are set off stunningly against the Matte Cerulean exterior finish. At the back, a concept rear valence and a deck-lid spoiler from the Mopar brand portfolio drive the tires to the pavement. Unique 300 Super S and Mopar Design badges round out the exterior appointments.

The aggressiveness of the exterior is paired with premium styling inside. Concept Katzkin light grey leather seats are trimmed in blue stitching, as are the armrests, with blue flourishes also featured on the side panels and instrument panel. The production 300’s rotary shifter has been swapped out for a concept polystable T-handle shifter and the steering wheel replaced with a sportier, flat-bottom version. Production Mopar door sill guards carry the Chrysler logo, and premium carpet floor mats and a cargo mat feature metal badging.

Beneath the 300 Super S hood lurks a powerful beast. The 5.7-liter HEMI engine is beefed up with Mopar Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 Upgrade Kits, which exactly mimic the modifications and performance boosts delivered by Mopar Scat Pack Performance kits available for the 5.7-liter HEMI engine-equipped Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger vehicles.

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Additional Mopar production parts include front and rear performance strut tower braces, which provide extra stiffness for cornering and handling, as well as a Mopar Big Brake Kit.

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