The first model year of the Dodge Dart hasn’t yet hit the showroom floor, but high-performance division SRT already has big plans for the 2014 model year. Sister publication Motor Trend reports that SRT will bestow its services upon the 2014 Dodge Dart, resurrecting the “SRT4″ badge from the great beyond.
What does this mean for the Dart? Since you asked we expect an altered version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta platform to utilize an improved dual-clutch, six-speed transmission mated to a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The last generation Caliber SRT4 used a turbocharged 2.4-liter engine responsible for 285 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. We expect an all -aluminum, direct-inject engine to pump out 300 horsepower and compete against the Ford Focus ST, which is expected to hit the streets later this summer.
As for chassis and dynamics tweaks, the 2014 Dodge Dart will receive the same treatment that Chrysler and Dodge’s SRT trimmed vehicles get. We expect an arsenal of functional scoops and vents, razor-sharp handling, and a much more aggressive rear spoiler. Tie that all together with bigger wheels and better rubber and you’re looking at a price tag hovering just around $30,000, a lot for a compact, but competitive for its class.
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Source: Motor Trend