Dodge has announced plans to expand their partnership with Pastrana Racing by fielding two Dodge Darts in the Global Rallycross Championship.

Dodge has announced plans to expand their partnership with Pastrana Racing by fielding two Dodge Darts in the Global Rallycross Championship.

The first car will continue to be driven by Travis Pastrana, while the second will be piloted by Bryce Menzies. Both will take part in the season opener in Brazil on April 21st.

The Dart GRC is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that develops an impressive 600 bhp (447 kW) and 745 Nm (550 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a "Sedav 4-wheel drive gear box" which enables the model to rocket from 0-60 mph in just 1.9 seconds.

According to Dodge President Reid Bigland, "Racing is an integral part of our heritage and embodies our competitive spirit, so we're very excited to have Travis Pastrana back in the Dodge Dart for the 2013 season."

Dodge Dart returns to the Global Rallycross Championship [video]