When you go shopping for a performance-tuned Street and Racing Technology (SRT) version of the 2014 Chrysler 300, 2014 Dodge Challenger, or 2014 Dodge Charger, you've got a decision to make. You can save a few bucks and get what is called the "Core" version of each car, one without many of the fancy trimmings but all of the hardware that makes them go fast in order for you to have fun, or you can choose the standard model with stuff that isn't necessary to the core mission: performance.
At the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, Chrysler announced new Satin Vapor Edition versions of each of its core SRT models. "Building on our core vehicle strategy, the Satin Vapor Edition models add some swagger with new, brand-exclusive finishes and content that augment the value proposition of our popular 'Core' price classes," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO--SRT Brand and Motorsports.
2014 Chrysler 300 Satin Vapor Edition
As applied to the Chrysler 300 SRT Core, the Satin Vapor Edition treatment features 20-inch forged aluminum wheels in a Black Satin Vapor Chrome finish, red brake calipers, and Satin Black paint for the side mirrors, roof, and rear spoiler. Inside, this model has black premium leather seats with ultra-suede inserts and a mix of matte carbon and piano black trim. The treatment adds $2,300 to the price of the car, and is offered with Bright White, Billet Silver, or Granite Crystal paint.
2014 Dodge Challenger Satin Vapor Edition
Not surprisingly, the Satin Vapor Edition treatment for the Dodge Challenger SRT Core is similar to that of the Chrysler 300, though not identical. Satin Black paint is used only on the mirrors and the fuel door in this application, and the seats are charcoal in color rather than black. The Challenger is also offered in brighter colors including Bright White, Graphite, TorRed, and Header Orange. The price for the upgrade is $1,700.
2014 Dodge Charger Satin Vapor Edition
For the Charger SRT Super Bee, the upgrades are in the same vein as the Chrysler 300, though for this model Satin Black paint is also applied to the hood and the car's Super Bee graphics. Additionally, the Charger Satin Vapor Edition adds a Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system and is available in TorRed and Graphite paint colors in addition to Bright White and Billet Silver. The package adds $2,330 to the price of the Charger SRT Super Bee.
Chrysler says these three new special-edition models will be available during the second quarter of 2014.