This week, Dodge paid homage to their sport-compact history at the Chicago Auto Auto Show. The carbon fiber hood and intake of the Dodge Dart GTS 210 Tribute are definitely meant to catch the eyes of SRT-4 Neon fans, but if you’re looking for a fat front mount intercooler, it’s not there. The only performance mods the Dart gets is a cold air intake that brings the output to a peppy 210HP.
Even without the shopping-cart rear wing or the tell-tale whoosh of a blow-off valve, it rekindles hope for the SRT model. Our buddies over at New Car Test Drive are speculating the base Dart will start at around $16,000, and be available in five trim levels. In a boon to enthusiasts, each will be available with a six-speed manual.
But since the Tribute and the sweet Charger Redline are essentially rolling Mopar catalogs, it wouldn’t be fair to judge them as previews for Dodge’s product
line. That aid, I think the Dart looks phenomenal in red and black.