The Chrysler 300 represents the first production car to hit 300 HP. The early age of performance took shape in this blending of style and performance in one production vehicle. These cars captured the fascination of their engineers challenging them to find aftermarket components that could take the vehicles to even another level. And so the first group of motorsports engineering was born. These cars attained fame in early NASCAR races with Chrysler winning 51 out of 101 races entered in 1955 and 1956. Based on their success, the engineering team was inspired to conceive an entire performance division and what better brand to use to go to market than the Mopar parts division.