Mopar modified Chrysler 200 Super S coming to NAIAS
Chrysler and Mopar combined for last year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit to introduce the Chrysler 200 Super S but this year, it looks as though the Mopar-built 200 Super S will appear in Detroit’s Cobo Hall as an upcoming production model. Chrysler also stated today that the Chrysler 200 Super S package from Mopar will be available “later in 2012”; joining the LX, Touring, Limited and non-Mopar 200S sedans for the 2012 model year.
“The Super S is Mopar’s interpretation of the Chrysler 200,” said Mopar President and CEO Pietro Gorlier. “The extensive list of high-quality Mopar parts enhances the performance and appearance of our Chrysler 200.”
The 2012 Chrysler 200 Super S by Mopar is offered in two forms – stage one and stage two. Stage one of the 200 Super S begins with a prominent chin spoiler, satin chrome fog light trim, satin chrome grille trim and unique mesh in the lower grille while the upper grille is finished in gloss black sporting a recessed Chrysler logo. Along the sides, the Mopar modified 2012 200 Super S receives new side sills, a satin chrome belt molding, black chrome Chrysler 200 badges and unique 18 inch “S” style wheels painted gray or hyper black. Out back, the 200 Super S gets a unique trunk lid spoiler, a satin chrome light bar and a satin black lower diffuser with integrated exhaust tips.
The 2012 Chrysler 200 Super S by Mopar in stage two form begins with all of the exterior modifications from the Super S stage one package but Mopar adds some go fast goodies to allow this 200 to outperform a standard Chrysler 200. Stage two adds a sport tuned coil-over suspension package that allows the car to handle better while also lowering the mid-sized sedan for a sportier look while a cold air intake package and cat-back exhaust setup help the 3.6L Pentastar V6 to breath. Unfortunately, no estimate is given as to how much power is gained by the cold air intake and the exhaust system but based on other Mopar exhaust systems I’ve experienced – this 200 Super S exhaust system should add lots of throaty grumble in addition to any added power.
The dark-painted Chrysler 200 Super S that Mopar brought to the 2011 Detroit Auto Show received a great reception so it is no big surprise that the Mopar division has put together a more production-friendly package for those who want a more aggressive and sporty look from their new mid-sized Chrysler sedan.