Dodge SRT-4
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Make: Dodge
Model: SRT-4
Dodge SRT-4

The Dodge SRT-4 is a turbocharged sport compact car introduced by DaimlerChrysler's Street and Racing Technology group in 2003 and is being sold under the Dodge marquee. 'SRT' is an acronym for "Street and Racing Technology", and the "4" in the SRT-4's name denotes the number of cylinders of the engine. A Commemorative Edition model also followed. The release of this model was very wise on the part of Dodge as it expanded their customer base tremendously. The SRT-4 was designed for the racing and muscle car crowd, as well to attract younger buyers who had previously only considered owning Japanese sport compacts. Dodge, through its aftermarket parts distributor Mopar, also offers to the adventurous many performance enhancements for the SRT-4, from suspension bits to turbocharger-upgrade kits. In 2004, the SRT-4 got a chance to prove its status as a racer when Dodge's director of racing operations, John Fernandez, headed up a crew and took home a few wins. During its three years of production, the SRT-4 was considered by many to be the dominant vehicle in its class. It regularly produced performance numbers equal or better than sports cars costing 2-to-3 times as much. In fact, the car well outperformed the company's expectations. With sales of over 25,000 units in less than three years of production this was a great success. Better yet, DaimlerChrysler expected to produce no more than 10,000 SRT-4s. These were flying off the assembly line Belvidere, Illinois with 84% US content. Oddly, the cool SRT-4 was based off the somewhat frumpy Neon, but from the outside, the SRT-4's unique front fascia was immediately noticeable. It also featured a large rear wing, unique rear fascia, side skirts, a unique hood featuring a functional hood scoop, and best of all, special 17×6 inch wheels. Beyond aesthetics, the SRT-4's entire power train, suspension, braking system and exhaust differ from the Neon ' thankfully.

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