The new SRT-4 more than likely won't be coming out until either late spring or early summer from what I have heard. I don't think he was really pushing for massive performance since he chose the 1.4L turbo. A good company that I have always had a good relationship with has been Modern Performance out of Houston, Texas. I dealt with them a lot when I had my 98 Neon R/T. Smart choice on getting the manual transmission also. Chrysler for some reason has no clue how to make a good automatic transmission from my experience. I have owned several Chrysler products over the years and most have been manual but the few automatics that I had made me almost want to hate the brand completely lol. Good luck to you with your new car.