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    My favorite of the three Moparized Dodge Dart sedans at the
    recent 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas was the Dart Slingshot – the raced-up
    looking sedan shown in the images above and below.  This customized 2013 Dart has been modified
    for the purpose of racing in the SCCA showroom stock racing ranks (similar to
    the B Spec Series recently won by Jonathon Smart’s Fiat 500) with a combination
    of stock features and higher performance mods; including some items currently
    available from Mopar along with others that are currently prototype pieces that
    could arrive in the near future.

    First off, like all good showroom stock race cars, the 2013
    Dodge Dart Slingshot by Mopar features an interior that has been stripped of
    all items that arent needed for driving and racing purposes – most notably the
    rear seat portions and a bunch of carpeting/insulation.  The standard front bucket seats have also
    been removed to make room for a set of lightweight Sparco race seats complete
    with approved 6 point racing harnesses for the driver and passenger.  Finally, a competition approved roll cage has
    been added to comply with the rules of various racing leagues around the country
    (while also making the interior look that much cooler).


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    The Dodge Dart Slingshot is powered by the standard 1.4L
    MultiAir Turbo 4-cylinder engine that is found in the normal production Dart,
    offering 160 horsepower and 184lb-ft of torque in stock form although the free
    flowing side-exit exhaust featured on the Dart Slingshot might add a touch more
    power.  Mopar has also added a high
    performance suspension package that will allow the Dart to handle better while
    also giving the race-ready sedan a sportier stance.

    DSC_4064.jpgThe exterior of the 2013 Dodge Dart sedan was converted into
    the Dart Slingshot with a bunch of items that are currently available from Mopar
    along with some newer prototype items. 
    Mopar started by adding a carbon fiber hood with a front mounted air
    inlet (PN 82213263), a front chin spoiler (PN 82213090), longer side sills (PN
    82213092), a rear lower diffuser (PN 82213091) and a low profile rear spoiler
    (PN 82213127) – all of which lighten the car up, improve aerodynamics and give
    the car a sportier look.  All of those
    items are currently available from Mopar. 
    Next, the Slingshot got a Bright White paint job, a carbon fiber decklid
    wrap, massive Mopar decals along the sides, a Mopar windshield banner, a set of
    red tow hooks and the 17″ OZ race wheels wrapped in high performance Michelin
    rubber.

    DSC_4062.jpgThere has been a great deal of speculation as to what the
    upcoming Dodge Dart SRT4 might look like and one has to wonder if we might not
    see some (or all) of these aftermarket items offered as standard body bits when
    the high performance Dart arrives in the next year.  These components do a great job of giving the
    new Dart sedan an even sportier look but you have to wonder if Mopar doesn’t have
    something up their sleeves in showing off so many performance themed Dart image
    vehicles ahead of the Dart SRT4 debut.

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