the Dart R/T concept

Back in ’12 (for model year ’13) we were supposed to see a Dart R/T upon this compact’s debut. Then that got changed out for the name Dart GT. Now it’s back, sort of. The ’14 (or ’15?) Dart R/T is purely in concept form only. Good news is, you can probably assemble your own R/T out of parts from Ma Mopar, or wait for the inevitable R/T on the showroom floor… They don’t tell us what’s under the hood, but chances are it’s no Hellcat!

Dodge Dart R/T Concept - Mopar is gearing up to hit the Strip in full force at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 4–7, with a fleet of Mopar-modified vehicles and hundreds of existing and prototype Mopar products. Among the “Moparized” vehicles on display will be the Dodge Dart R/T Concept to demonstrate that in addition to value and style, the 2015 Dodge Dart has loads of potential to deliver the goods for performance enthusiasts.

Dodge Dart R/T Concept
The Dodge Dart R/T Concept demonstrates that in addition to value and style, the 2015 Dodge Dart has loads of potential to deliver the goods for performance enthusiasts.

The Dodge Dart R/T Concept flexes its muscle with athletic and agile performance styling cues. A Mopar performance matte black aluminum hood provides a sinister, contrasting look to the “O-So-Orange” painted concept Dart. The hood mounted duct feeds cool ambient air directly into the air box, while an air exhauster at the rear pulls hot air from the Dodge Dart R/T Concept’s intercooled turbocharged engine.

An aggressive front fascia with an enlarged grille opening provides maximum airflow to the Dart’s massive intercooler. New grille textures and LED fog lamp surround, along with select items from the Mopar Dart body kit (including a front chin splitter, side sill accents and rear fascia diffuser) amp up the car’s attitude. In line with the more aggressive appearance, the back end boasts a unique three-piece spoiler, perched above prominent three-and-a-half inch exhaust tips.

Riding on 18-inch Mopar anodized black lightweight wheels, the power of the Dodge Dart R/T Concept is harnessed by a Mopar big brake kit, and handling is improved with an adjustable coil-over suspension. Like the hood, the roof and deck-lid have a matte black finish, creating a unique look that is poised to strike fear in the competition.

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