By Patrick Rall
The Chrysler Group has announced the pricing for the Mopar 13 – a limited edition Moparized version of the 2013 Dodge Dart – and with just 500 units being made getting your hands on one of the murdered out turbo Darts won’t come easy… or cheap. The Mopar 13 is priced at $26,480 including the $995 destination fee and while it is officially the most expensive Dart package (right now), it is also the Dart with the greatest future collector’s value and the greatest levels of performance (again…for now).
The Mopar 13 is technically an upgrade package for the 2013 Dodge Dart Limited so this limited edition compact sport sedan comes with all of the high end gadgets like projection headlights, the LED racetrack taillight setup, the 7 inch thin film transistor gauge cluster and the 8.4 inch infotainment screen. Also, the standard 2.0L Tigershark engine of the Dart Limited has been optioned out to make room for the powerful and efficient 1.4L turbocharged engine mated to a proper 6-speed manual transmission.
After all of the standard amenities of the Limited trimline, Mopar has added a black grille, black chrome headlights, a ground effects package, 18” black wheels, chrome Mopar badging and a blue “driver’s stripe” on the outside; Katzkin leather seats including a bright blue driver’s seat, Mopar blue accent lighting and tons of black trim on the inside and performance goodies including a Mopar cat back exhaust system, slotted front brake rotors between high friction pads and a sport tuned suspension. All of these standard and upgraded features make the Mopar 13 the most well appointed Dart while also being the most capable in terms of performance but since there have been no additions that would hurt fuel economy – the Mopar 13 is likely to offer the same impressive MPGs as the non-Mopar Dart lineup.
Finally, those who pony up the $26,480 for the Mopar 13 Dart get a personalized owner kit that includes information on the Moparized Dart, a sketch signed by designer Mark Trostle, a personalized plate that includes the vehicle specifications, the sequence number (out of 500) and the production date.
If you have a hankering for one of these special blacked out Mopar 13 Dodge Dart sedans, you should probably hurry to your local Dodge dealership to reserve yours as with just 500 slated for production – they aren’t likely to sit around for very long.