Dodge has just unveiled the 2012 Dart at the Detroit Auto Show and there are already rumors about a more powerful version called SRT4 is already under development. The upcoming Dart SRT4 should arrive just in time for the 2014 model year as a competitor for models like Ford Focus ST. Prices will be kept under $30k.
Just like its standard Dart brother, the SRT4 will borrow heavily from te Alfa Romeo Giulietta. However, do not expect to see the same 230 HP 1.7-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine because its competitor, the Focus ST gets a total of 247 HP under the hood. This means that most like the upcoming Dart SRT4 will be powered by a turbocharged version of the 2.0-liter engine with the output raised in the 285 HP area.
Also the next Dart SRT4 will be distinguished by a meaner appearance that will include manner functional scoops and vents, an aggressive rear deck spoiler, stiffer springs and dampers, larger wheels, and upgraded rubber.