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Old 01-31-2013, 07:36 AM   #1
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'13 Mopar Dodge Dart Released Before Chicago Debut

And no under the hood changes,

"Pictures of the interior are not available but Chrysler promises that the Moparized Dart features a blue-stitched steering wheel, sport pedals and a numbered plaque on the dash. It comes standard with numerous high-tech features including an 8.4-inch touch screen and wireless charging for mobile devices.

Mopar has not made any changes under the hood and the '13 Dart is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft. of torque. Also found under the hood of the Fiat 500 Abarth, the MultiAir mill is linked to a six-speed manual transmission.

To create a livelier driving experience, the latest Mopar-designed vehicle comes with a re-calibrated steering system, a lowered and stiffened suspension and upgraded brakes."

http://www.dartsrt4forum.com/forum/t...dge-Dart-Mopar






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Old 01-31-2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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This over a Dart GT. Better suspension and brakes and the better engine.
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nope still don't like em'
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So,it's their version of the Shelby Focus;more of a money grab than actual substance.
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So,it's their version of the Shelby Focus;more of a money grab than actual substance.
Not exactly...
I've been taking training course after training course on these... the best is yet to come; and when it gets here, I'm going to need to be restrained so I don't trade my project-Focus in!

The "Tigershark" engine will be a completely revamped 2.4l (built-up internally for boost), it should include a Brembo big brake upgrade, new mapping, and that new MultiAir intake setup will be utilized to deliver more power than efficiency. The big rumor (heard from Chrysler instructors at the corporate training center) is that an AWD setup has made it past the "conversation phase". Whether or not Chrysler learned from the EVO that the additional money for development will sell; only time will tell.

The EVO X was built with essentially the same world-motor as the Caliber SRT4, but Chrysler decided the extra investment needed to make an AWD Caliber SRT4 wasn't worth it... Mitsubishi took the ingredients, stroked a good bit more performance and AWD out of them and you got the EVO X...
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This! Win!
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So,it's their version of the Shelby Focus;more of a money grab than actual substance.
That depends on the selling price but given that they are only going to make 500 of them just like the Shelby Focus ST I'd say that you might be onto something. It would be funny if it came out with a price tag 10 or 15 grand larger that the Dart it's based on though. They would be sitting in showrooms and lots for a while I think.
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Look on the bright side people. At least it's not a Caliber!!!
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I dont mind the design of this. The front ride height looks pretty good for a factory delivered car. Better suspension and upgraded brakes are both pluses. That being said, I'd not consider this as a car I would want to own but they are moving in the right direction.
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tooooo faaaaaaattttttttttttt
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