2013 Dodge Dart

SRT Dodge Dart is hinted at by SRT CEO

Chrysler’s high-performance SRT division chief, Ralph Giles, hinted that an SRT Dodge Dart is a possibility.

With the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro producing 580 horsepower, and the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 pumping out 662 ponies, it seems to bring a little inspiration to the head of Chrysler’s high-performance tuning branch that produces the SRT Viper. Ralph Giles, CEO of Chrysler’s SRT brand, hinted at the possibility of an SRT Dodge Dart at the unveiling of the 2013 Dodge Viper SRT at the Midwest Automotive Media Assn.’s spring rally of new fuel-efficient models.

At the event, Giles said even with the growing number of hybrids, electrics, and plug-ins, that get high mileage, there is still a market for cars with high horsepower and high mph. Thats good news for Camaro ZL1, Shelby GT500 and SRT Viper fans. And it could also be a harbinger of more good things to come from Chrysler’s high-power tuning branch.

The competition is inspiring SRT to do more

"When we see a Camaro ZL1 that develops more than 500 hp and a Mustang that develops more than 600 hp, we don't get upset, because those cars create inspiration for us. People see those high-performance cars and look at me and ask, 'Ralph…?'" Giles said during an interview with Wards Auto following the presentation. “I welcome a ZL1 and a (Shelby) Mustang because if they can do it, why not us with our SRTs?”


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