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I have heard the 300C SRT-8 will have a limited produtions of first 5000, then 13000, then only 1000 from all the different threads over the last 5 months. Stories of dealerships possibly only getting one or two all year, and then other stories of maybe one or two a month per dealership. Stories of the allocation has already been given and if you do not have one in D status you are not getting one, and then stories of people told December deliveries.

Has any one recieved any accurate information on the planned "limited" prodution run of the 300C SRT-8 for this year.
 

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Not even Chrysler knows how many will be built. It is all speculation. Chrysler wants to build as many as they can sell. They are not purposely holding back production. It just doesn't work that way when you are down 2.4% in sales from last year. Chrysler know not everyone will, or can wait for this car, and they know they will lose sales because of it. Chrysler, like many car companies played it safe and did not go balls to the walls into production when they built the 300, and now they are still playing catch up.

In short, If Chrysler had 18k orders for SRT-8's right now and they could snap their fingers and have them built in a day, they would.

Chrysler knows that there is a VERY limited market for a 4 door performance sedan (you can see by how many cars of this type are sold by competitors CTS-V and BMW M3) and it is not a whole hell of alot , so we will call these "limited production" cars. The only limiting factor here is how many cars they can push out of that factory.
 

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I don't believe that.IMO-I'm sure when DCX management sits down,they don't say lets build as many SRT-8'S as we can,we'll just wait and see how many orders we get. I'm sure that they have a uniformed idea of the number of how many cars(srt-8's) that they are going to build going into it,and if that number is an over-whelming amount of orders,than I do believe that they might adjust their production numbers,and ramp up for the following year. However,DCX has stated on numerous occasions that the srt-8 was and is going to be a limited production car,that they didn't want to flood the market with.Otherwise,the srt-8 could wind up the fate of the cts-v,where they made more than they could sell,and now (gm) has to offer gm supplier discounts just to move them,because brand new '05's are sitting on their lots that were built last year,with a 1 year depreciation on them already as the 06's are coming out in aug.-sept. I'm sure DCX,wants to avoid that as much as possible,as they won't be making as much money on the car. Its all a supply and demand scenario,and not alot of people have that kind of money to fork out for such a fine machine as the srt-8,so they keep it exclusive and limited!! Time will tell on the numbers,stay tuned!!!
 

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I don't believe that.IMO-I'm sure when DCX management sits down,they don't say lets build as many SRT-8'S as we can,we'll just wait and see how many orders we get. I'm sure that they have a uniformed idea of the number of how many cars(srt-8's) that they are going to build going into it,and if that number is an over-whelming amount of orders,than I do believe that they might adjust their production numbers,and ramp up for the following year. However,DCX has stated on numerous occasions that the srt-8 was and is going to be a limited production car,that they didn't want to flood the market with.Otherwise,the srt-8 could wind up the fate of the cts-v,where they made more than they could sell,and now (gm) has to offer gm supplier discounts just to move them,because brand new '05's are sitting on their lots that were built last year,with a 1 year depreciation on them already as the 06's are coming out in aug.-sept. I'm sure DCX,wants to avoid that as much as possible,as they won't be making as much money on the car. Its all a supply and demand scenario,and not alot of people have that kind of money to fork out for such a fine machine as the srt-8,so they keep it exclusive and limited!! Time will tell on the numbers,stay tuned!!!
They were quoted as saying 8k units and that is the current pace they are on at 25 cars per day.. That is twice the number of CTSv's built. That is in no way "limited production", That is what the market will bear. Like I said, there are many cars built at that plant and I beleive just about every shift that can be working, is working and they just cannot produce enough cars. AWD 300's are still scarce with tons of dealer orders in and waiting.
 

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I think the constraint in the whole supply chain is the Hemi engine - 300 C's remain underinventoried in general. With the Charger being added, that could exacerbate the issue.

When you hear that the take rate on the Hemi is like 60% for the 300 and then go to the dealers or view inventory on-line and see that 80% of their inventory is non-Hemi, that is an indication the Hemi engine is part of the problem.

I think they will not catch up to "srt-8" demand for 6 months or so but who knows. They clearly could make a ton of them right now if they wanted to (and less 300C's). The demand for the Charger (Hemi) and continued demand for the 300C may end up being a big driver in all of this. By catch up to demand i guess i mean dealers having enough inventory that they are allowing test drives and people are buying off the lot or waiting 6 weeks for an order.
 

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I have a magazine called Strada that was sent to me by Daimler Chrysler about a month ago. Dan Knott - Director, Street and Racing Technology, Chrysler Group, was interviewed by them and one of the questions asked was interesting. I quote...

"STRADA: We know that SRT stands for Street and Racing Technology. But what is the philosophy or the rationale behind SRT?"

"Dan Knott: The philosophy behind SRT is simple: low volume, collector-series vehicles for enthusiasts giving the customer the best performance at a surprisingly low price."

Based on this statement, it doesn't sound to me that they have any intention of building these cars in mass to suit demand.

For the record Strada is a Daimler Chrysler publication and this particular edition is Spring 2005, Volume 8 Number 1.

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Yep, it will stay limited. there is only one factory for all the LX platform cars - Brampton. In March of this year, DCX put on a third shift.

Their original plan was for 10,000 300C SRT-8's per year for world-wide distribution. Some production delays make it appear that the first 12 months will fall short of that goal.

Demand is still steady for the 300's and the Charger is just hitting showrooms. The line is going at max capacity.
 

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there are currently 5400 orders to be fulfilled, they are building 25 a day and plan to ramp up production to 55 units in the summer time.
 

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They were quoted as saying 8k units and that is the current pace they are on at 25 cars per day.. That is twice the number of CTSv's built. That is in no way "limited production", That is what the market will bear. Like I said, there are many cars built at that plant and I beleive just about every shift that can be working, is working and they just cannot produce enough cars. AWD 300's are still scarce with tons of dealer orders in and waiting.
NO WAY ARE 8000 300CSRT-8's being built this year!! Heck most of us are waiting for orders put in at beginning of year still!! I believe when all said and done,this year on the 300csrt-8 maybe 1500-2000. I would be very surprised at anymore than that!!!
 

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Mine was ordered on Feb 3, 2005. I figure I'll get mine, as I'm first in line at the Dealer (they took orders for 4 so far). I'm hoping for a July Delivery. It's loaded, EVERY option checked. I doubt I'm going to be shut out, as a Feb 3 order is pretty early in the scheme of things. Gotta figure the majority of those 5400 Sold Units were entered into the system loong after mine...

Looking forward to hi speed cruising, while being entertained by DVD's, XM Radio, and, of course, my G/F...

LJB :wave:
 

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They were quoted as saying 8k units and that is the current pace they are on at 25 cars per day.. That is twice the number of CTSv's built. That is in no way "limited production", That is what the market will bear. Like I said, there are many cars built at that plant and I beleive just about every shift that can be working, is working and they just cannot produce enough cars. AWD 300's are still scarce with tons of dealer orders in and waiting.

It's funny that this 8000 unit number keeps coming up so much. I actually think that you are both right to a certain degree. I was also told by several dealers that 8000 SRT8's were going to be made, but that does not mean 300C's nor does it mean 2006'S. The 8000 units is reportedly the total number of SRT8 engines that will be built which will include 2005-2006 300C's, the Charger and the Jeep and there's even a rumor flying around that eventually there might be a magnum as well. If we forget about the theoretical magnum and we subtract the 210 2005 300's we are left with about 2500 units apiece if DCX decides to split up these engines equally all the way around.
 

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Every dealer I've talked to in the last 2 weeks quotes 3000 as the total number of 8's to be built in 06. Keep in mind these are sales managers that usually know nothing about this car, but still it's odd that I keep hearing the same number.

If this is true, there will be a lot of us on this forum that will not see an 8 parked in their garage this year.
 

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First of all never trust what a dealer says. They are the most uninformed people there are. Chrysler will build AS MANY AS THEY CAN SELL and I guarantee you there will be at least 5k units built (06 model) and there would have been more if there wasn't a stoppage in production and if there wasn't a problem with the Kicker option. They will average 25 300 SRT-8's per day as long as they can sell them and have orders for them. The only way you will see 2500 units is if the market drops out and they cannot sell anymore than that. 25 cars a day times 300 plus work days (6 day work week) is 7500 cars per year. Name another "LIMITED PRODUCTION" american made car today or even in the past that demand was more than production? I think the last car was the 1987 Buick GNX (547 made) and it was announced before production that , that is all they would build. "Limited production" is a marketing tool used for cars that you couldn't sell alot of anyways. If DCX could sell 100k of them, they would build 100k of them.
 

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...The 8000 units is reportedly the total number of SRT8 engines that will be built ...which will include 2005-2006 300C's, the Charger and the Jeep and there's even a rumor flying around that eventually there might be a magnum as well. If we forget about the theoretical magnum ...
Hmm, "theoretical Magnum?" Methinks not. Definitely being produced.
http://www.dodge.com/autoshow/news/news_4.html
I hear the SRT-8 Magnums *are* getting built at Brampton right now. I imagine someone at the plant might be able to confirm that for ya.
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Someone already did, though not in this thread. :banana:
http://www.lxforums.com/board/showpost.php?p=79377&postcount=21
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As for the 8k rumor...well, rumors fly around and get repeated so often that some of them begin to be taken as truth. The Magnum, though, is not a rumor.
 

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GNSCOTT said:
First of all never trust what a dealer says. They are the most uninformed people there are. Chrysler will build AS MANY AS THEY CAN SELL and I guarantee you there will be at least 5k units built (06 model) and there would have been more if there wasn't a stoppage in production and if there wasn't a problem with the Kicker option. They will average 25 300 SRT-8's per day as long as they can sell them and have orders for them. The only way you will see 2500 units is if the market drops out and they cannot sell anymore than that. 25 cars a day times 300 plus work days (6 day work week) is 7500 cars per year. Name another "LIMITED PRODUCTION" american made car today or even in the past that demand was more than production? I think the last car was the 1987 Buick GNX (547 made) and it was announced before production that , that is all they would build. "Limited production" is a marketing tool used for cars that you couldn't sell alot of anyways. If DCX could sell 100k of them, they would build 100k of them.
All, I will add only this firm, hard figure.

A major supplier to DCX is committed to supplying 25,000 yearly units of a part SPECIFIC to the 6.1 Hemi. Obviously this number must be allocated across the 300C, Magnum, Charger and Cherokee SRT8's.

8000 is a very realistic number, but I think the production constraints will hold up production more than material supply.

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All, I will add only this firm, hard figure.

A major supplier to DCX is committed to supplying 25,000 yearly units of a part SPECIFIC to the 6.1 Hemi. Obviously this number must be allocated across the 300C, Magnum, Charger and Cherokee SRT8's.

8000 is a very realistic number, but I think the production constraints will hold up production more than material supply.

MichSRT8

That is very true, but manufacturers tend to order less than they need just in case they do not sell as many as they think they can. I'm sure if Chrysler said we need 25k more, the co. would be more than happy to meet their needs.
 

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And, as if by magic, here's one for sale -

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...ry=84155&item=4555605833&rd=1&ssPageName=WD6V

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Hmm, "theoretical Magnum?" Methinks not. Definitely being produced.
http://www.dodge.com/autoshow/news/news_4.html
I hear the SRT-8 Magnums *are* getting built at Brampton right now. I imagine someone at the plant might be able to confirm that for ya.
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Someone already did, though not in this thread. :banana:
http://www.lxforums.com/board/showpost.php?p=79377&postcount=21
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As for the 8k rumor...well, rumors fly around and get repeated so often that some of them begin to be taken as truth. The Magnum, though, is not a rumor.
 
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