Dreaming of a Dodge Dart SRT? Longing for a new Lexus IS F? You can buy the parts to build them.

Subaru has STI, Nissan has Nismo, and Dodge has SRT. Each of these performance arms, and a few of the others mentioned on this list, offer hardcore options of otherwise nondescript mass-market vehicles. While there already a ton of super coupes and sporty sedans to choose from from each of these divisions, some lesser-loved models just didn’t get the same hot treatment, for one reason or another.

We’ve picked eight vehicles – some new, some used – that would be ideal candidates for a performance conversion that looks like it came straight from the factory. From Dodge to Lexus, and Ford and Fiat, these coupes, sedans, and even crossovers can and should be converted to factory performance specifications – and you can do most of them in your garage. See if you agree.

 

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