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Chrysler 200 Special Edition

Automakers work with all sorts of interesting partners in designing special edition automobiles.

Music moguls. Fashion houses. Outdoor equipment companies. Electronics companies. But…Carharrt?

Yup. To design the last edition of its 200 sedan, Chrysler teamed up with the maker of heavy-duty uniforms and workwear. To our surprise, it went pretty well.

The 2013.5 Chrysler 200 Special Edition is the last new 200 we’ll see before Chrysler rolls out the car’s replacement.

It features darkened headlight and taillight housings, a restyled front fascia with a lower chin spoiler and a blackened mesh grille with a huge Chrysler logo front and center, and rocker panel extensions painted to match the body. Exterior brightwork is done in platinum. In back, there’s a new, larger decklid spoiler and a tuned fascia with built-in dual exhaust outlets and a black diffuser.

The car will be powered by the Pentastar V6 mill, putting out 283 horsepower.

Inside, it gets the Carhartt touch. The interior soft-touch surfaces have been redone in a waterproof black fabric, like a well-made set of work pants. Much of the interior trim is now grey or black, rather than polished aluminum.

The Special Edition will go for $28,870, and be available shortly after next week’s NY Auto Show.

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