More power, improved fuel economy and a trick suspension system means the new 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 will not only leave its predecessor in the dust, but possibly a few sedans wearing M or AMG badges too.

The big bruiser made its world debut this week at the 2011 New York Auto Show and here are the live shots direct from its unveiling. Chrysler chose to show off its new 300 SRT8 in a simple pearlescent white, which certainly garnered some mixed feelings at the show.

Nevertheless, it’s evident that the new muscle sedan has a much more mature look than its predecessor, a clear indication of its new global status. Remember, Chrysler’s latest model range will be sold in Europe rebadged as Lancias.

As for the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, it’ll come packing a 6.4-liter ‘392’ Hemi V-8 with 465 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque on tap. Click here to read up on the rest of the details and for our full coverage of the 2011 New York Auto Show, click here.