The Dodge Dart was discontinued in 2016, well before we were ever able to get our grubby mits on the rumored SRT model. But with used prices dropping significantly – KBB estimates that a well-kept GT model is worth less than $10,000 – now may be the perfect time for an SRT conversion.
For a cool $4,499, you could bolt a Road Race turbo system onto the Dart’s 2.4-liter engine, and bring power up from 181 horsepower (134 kilowatts) to a hefty 290 hp (216 kW) and 285 pound-feet (386 Newton-meters) of torque. That’s nearly on par with the current V6-powered Charger. Coilovers, bigger brakes, and the application of SRT badges aplenty would transform the Dodge Dart from a boring sedan into the performance model you’ve always dreamed of.