Since its rebirth after bankruptcy, Dodge has housed its own tuner shop, which mods its own cars. Not every car gets the Mopar treatment. It’s usually the obvious candidates — Challengers, Chargers and the like. But this time around, Dodge let the in-house tuners take on its smallest, cheapest offering…and the results aren’t half bad.
The Mopar Dodge Dart, available now, runs $25,485.
All of the Mopar cars come in Pitch Black, with an electric blue racing stripe offset toward the driver’s side. It’s been lowered (very little — seven millimeters, according to Dodge), and features a custom chin spoiler, rear spoiler and rear diffuser. It sits on 18-inch gloss black alloys and low-profile 225/40R18 tires.
Inside, Dodge explains, “The seats are covered in Katzkin leather. The driver’s seat is Mopar blue with black accents while the rest of the seats are black with blue accents. The steering wheel and shift knob get black leather coverings with blue stitching. Black is the dominant theme throughout the rest of the cabin, with Mopar blue lighting accenting the instrument panel.
The mechanics of the engine haven’t changed, but it sounds better. The stock 1.4-liter MultiAir I4 still puts out 160 hp, but here it’s mated to a sport exhaust with a deeper rumble.
The steering has been tightened, and the brakes now feature slotted rotors for improved cooling.
The Mopar Dart will be a limited run of just 500 cars, available for order now.