Posted on: Jan 08, 2013 | 14,556 reads

Dodge Announces New Dart GT

Dart GT takes the 184-horsepower place that was supposed to belong to the Dart R/T, but that doesn't mean a more powerful version couldn't still be in the cards.
When Dodge first introduced the new Dart, it promised a performance-oriented R/T model. That never came, but the project has morphed into the Dart GT you see here. Just revealed ahead of its Detroit Auto Show debut, the Dart GT packs a number of enhancements to make the Alfa Rome-based Dodge compact a sportier prospect. That comes down principally to the 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 four-cylinder engine with 184 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque, mated to either a manual or automatic six-speed.
Dodge Announces New Dart GT
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The package also includes a sportier suspension, 18-inch alloys, dual exhaust pipes and a unique front end. Meanwhile the cabin is appointed in perforated Nappa leather with heated wheel and front seats, remote start, seven-inch TFT instrument cluster, 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen and more. All that comes in at $20,995 (before destination), making the Dart GT a heck of a value. It caps the Dart range that already includes SE, SXT, Rallye, Aero and Limited trim levels. Dodge says it's still looking into an R/T model (or, we'd hope, an even more powerful SRT4), but that will likely depend on whether or not they can reliably fit a turbo or surpercharger under the hood.
Dodge Announces New Dart GT
Dodge Announces New Dart GT
Dodge Announces New Dart GT
Dodge Announces New Dart GT
Dodge Announces New Dart GT



 
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