The 2009 Dodge Caliber SRT-4 has just arrived at the Top Speed garage and the mini muscle car is looking as good as ever. The Mopar engineers have done an excellent job transforming the appearance of this box shaped people mover into this aggressive looking pavement pounder.
The big mouth front bumper is unique to the SRT-4, the openings are larger to allow more air to flow through the large front mount intercooler, a piece that hints at the turbocharged Caliber’s capability. The redesigned front end also lowers the car to the ground which not only looks good, but is also functional, by blocking air from passing underneath the vehicle at speed, and when combined with the lower side skirts creates a low pressure zone that sucks the SRT-4 onto the pavement. The hood is another muscular touch, not only is made out of aluminum for weight savings, but the forward facing scoop and vents on either side hint at the bygone days of classic Mopar muscle cars.
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The Caliber SRT-4 sits lower to the ground than the standard model thanks to a Mopar engineered suspension. Unlike the muscle cars of the 1960’s that rode around on 14 inch steel rims, our Caliber is sitting pretty on a set of stylish 5 spoke aluminum alloys that measure a rather large 19 inches in diameter.
The rear end of the Caliber SRT-4 is just as aggressive as the front. At the top of the hatch is a rear wing so large that it could make Porsche’s classic tea tray spoiler jealous. Just like the front bumper, the rear unit was designed specifically for the SRT -4. It is wider than the standard model and features a stepped design that not only continues the lines of the Mopar, but also channels the air that does manage to get underneath the vehicle into the rear diffuser creating even more grip for the high-performance Caliber.
I can’t wait to get inside!