Okay, some actual talk for a second instead of my usual prose. When I first saw the pictures of this Chrysler, I’m not kidding, I studied them thinking that this was some kind of mental Photoshop job. Prior to this car, I could only think of one other out-the-hood supercharged Chrysler off the top of my head, and that would be Matt Leicher’s “A-Bom” Chrysler 300C SRT-8 down in Arizona that we’ve been following for a couple of years, ever since we first saw video of it repaving a section of canyon road properly. I know that Matt’s car hasn’t been repainted white, and he damn sure wouldn’t make it look like someone bought the first 300C they found on a buy here, pay here lot and proceeded to break out the death wheel when they got home to make some extra room. That means that there are more absolutely batshit creations like this, and we couldn’t be happier.
The rundown on this particular car: It’s a 5.7L based mill that has a 392ci stroker kit and has been punched .030 over, fitted with a Manley forged crank and H-beam rods, Icon 8:1 forged pistons, a cam, push rods, valve springs and retainers from Comp Cams, MSD ignition, a 15-gallon fuel cell that is running Holley equipment, a TCI 727 Torqueflite rated for 750 horsepower, SLP Loudmouth exhaust, and fresh brakes. Oh, and that Weiand 6-71 blower with the dual 600CFM Edelbrocks on top. Can’t forget that part, can you?
Outside of the visual smack in the face of the blower, the TCI shifter and a couple of extra toggle switches and gauges where the sound system used to reside, this 300C looks like any other used Chrysler out there. I wonder how the 727 actually feels compared to the NAG-1 five-speed auto these cars came with, and I’d really love to know dyno numbers, wouldn’t you? Healthy figures are yours for the taking if you finish out the final tune-up on the car and we’d seriously look at swapping a sold rear axle into the car if you’re going for that kind of grunt…the early LX platform’s IRS isn’t going to love that kind of twist going through it. But you don’t have to flat-foot it everywhere…why not just take Grandma on a nice lovely drive to church in this car?