THE Pacer nameplate has returned to the Chrysler secure in Australia, marking the 50th anniversary of the Chrysler Valiant Pacer in 1969.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia will serve up a restricted run of 50 Pacer-flavoured Chrysler 300 SRTs in a largely beauty train to stir some gross sales for one of many few massive rear-wheel-drive V8 sedans left available on the market.
Priced at $69,950 plus on-road prices, the Chrysler 300 SRT Pacer slots into the 300 vary between the $65,950 SRT Core and $74,950 SRT.
The Pacer is powered by the identical 6.Four-litre Hemi V8 as the opposite SRTs, with the identical 350kW of energy – 220kW greater than the unique 130kW six-cylinder Valiant Pacer – and 637Nm of torque.
The most blatant addition to the brand new variant are the pink and black stripes down the shoulders of the car, mimicking the stripes on the unique VF Valiant Pacer that was Chrysler Australia’s reply to the Holden Monaro and Ford Falcon GT.
The aspect stripes end with the Hemi emblem.
The stripes are repeated throughout the boot, which can also be emblazoned with a Pacer 392 badge – a nod to the 392-cubic inch engine (the unique Pacer was 225 cubic inches).
That badge is repeated on each side, simply behind the entrance wheels, and once more on the door sill trims.
A purple stripe incorporating the Pacer emblem throughout the decrease grille apparently pays homage to the unique Pacer’s black and pink horizontal grille.
Like the unique Pacer, the brand new model is available in three color decisions, this time white, black and gray.
Each comes with a numbered build plate on the centre console.
This build quantity can also be repeated on a framed tribute print that includes pictures of the Valiant Pacer and the Chrysler 300 SRT Pacer tribute idea in entrance of the defunct Chrysler manufacturing unit in Adelaide.
The Chrysler 300 – the only Chrysler mannequin on the Australian market now – has a small however regular gross sales move.
To the top of October, 258 Chrysler 300s have been bought, up 13.7 per cent on the identical time final yr.
Chrysler 300 pricing*
|300C Luxury (a)||$59,950|
|SRT Core (a)||$65,950|
|SRT Pacer (a)||$69,950|
*Excludes on-road prices