Just got done reading my new Car and Driver Mag today. They had a short take on the 2002 300M Special It looks nice but it is slower. It weighs 3,710 lbs about 200 lbs more than my old 2000 R/T it weighed in at 3,518 lbs. The 0 to 60 was 8.0 sec`s and 1/4 mile was 15.9 at a 86 mph. Top end was 138 and pulled 0.82 G`s in the corners. the only area that was better was braking 70mph to 0 in 167 feet. Car and Driver was not to pleased with the numbers and said so. Special doesn`t necessarily mean better. They never said any thing about the dual exhaust sound. So you who still have their R/T`s have nothing to worry about the 300M Specials, the R/T`s are still faster. The wifes new Stratus just turned over a 1,000 miles today so i can but the hammer down and see how it runs.