Roots are difficult to find in the auto industry, particularly when it comes to specific cars.
There will always be spiritual successors, cars that iterate on what has come before. But cars with a true and long-lasting legacy are increasingly rare in an industry that often focuses on trends or simply following the lead of other successes.
As such, you will hardly find another car with the kind of legacy that is encoded into the mechanical DNA of every Chrysler 300 that rolls off of the company's line and onto America's highways. Though its look has been slightly reimagined for the new model year, the lines and curves that provide its distinct look still retains the essence of past designs.
The true draw, however, will undoubtedly be the Chrysler 300's engine and performance, and in that arena, there is certainly more than enough for the car to live up to the long legacy that has been laid upon its shoulders. The 2015 line has multiple packages available, 300 Limited, 300S, 300C and 300C Platinum. Base power for the new Chrysler 300 is generated by a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine and bolted to a 845RE TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Upmarket models are equipped with the automaker's legendary 5.7L HEMI V8 prime mover and joined to an 8HP70 TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick.
So find new roads. Innovate. Find the things that inspire and spark creativity. Make the next great thing that changes the way things are made and done. But never travel so far and wide that you forget where you come from, that your roots wither and die.