After kicking off its 75th year in the industry by introducing the well-received Chrysler 200 Super S and Dodge Charger Redline at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mopar recently unwrapped four more new custom vehicles in advance of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.
This latest fantastic four includes the Mopar ’12 300, which follows the 2010 Mopar Dodge Challenger and 2011 Mopar Dodge Charger as the third factory-built, Mopar-badged vehicle to be offered by the Chrysler Group. Motivated by a 363-hp 5.7-liter HEMI, the car gets a unique final drive ratio that enables it to go from 0-60 in not much more than 5 seconds, along with a track-tuned suspension and a street-ready “blackout” color scheme both inside and out.
According to Car Dealerships In Bellingham WA, the Mopar ’12 300 gets a full complement of safety and infotainment technologies, too, like the award-winning Uconnect Touch system, boasting an 8.4-inch touchscreen that’s the largest in the segment, and a nine-speaker, 506-watt premium Alpine sound system.
And as mentioned, this is much more than just a show car. The Mopar ’12 300 is slated to reach dealerships—in limited numbers—this summer with an MSRP of $49,700 (including destination charges). Further, it also will include a personalized owner’s kit with custom key fobs and other memorabilia, as well as an original sketch of the car that’s been autographed by its designer.
Then, to support the launch of the all-new Dodge Dart compact, Mopar has introduced the Dart GTS 210 Tribute model. This car previews two Mopar accessories packages that will be available once the Dart goes on sale later this year.
The Stage 1 appearance upgrade adds a carbon-fiber hood with an air scoop, 18-inch 10-spoke forged-alloy wheels, and matte-black trim pieces like a lower chin spoiler, side sills, rear spoiler and rear-diffuser panel. The Dart’s cabin shows off Katzkin leather highlights in Ruby Red, set off by black stitching and Piano Black accents. For more performance, the Stage 2 setup recalibrates engine settings to raise engine output from 184 horses to 210.
A two-pronged approach is used for Mopar’s Fiat 500 Stinger, too. Again, Stage 1 is all about style, with Black Chrome exterior accents, larger 17-inch Abarth Hyper Black aluminum wheels and wider 250/40R17 performance tires, tinted headlamps and tail lamps, and Mopar “black checker” exterior vinyl graphics. The Stinger’s cockpit features content like Alcantra seat centers with Giallo black leather bolsters and accent stitching, a carbon-fiber instrument-panel decal and a Mopar ball-style shifter in Gloss Black.
Pumping up the Stinger’s power are a Mopar cold-air intake and cat-back exhaust, while performance brakes with cross-drilled rotors are also on the spec sheet. Drivers can expect many of these Stinger accessories to reach the Mopar catalog this fall.
- A matte-black finish for its roof, wheel flares, lower fascia, door cladding, grille and 16-inch alloy wheels
- Black headlamp and fog-light surrounds
- Rear fog lights
- Custom front and rear brush bars and rock rails
- BF Goodrich All Terrain tires
- A two-inch lift kit from Rocky Road Suspensions
- A premium Kicker sound system complete with amplifier, sub-woofer and lift-gate speakers
- Neoprene seats
- A custom center-stack with pitch and roll inclinometer gauges
- Mopar pedals
According to NY Used Cars, the True North Mopar accessories, delivering a classic blend of form and function, also are due for a fall release.
“Customization is king,” said Pietro Gorlier, president and CEO of Mopar, the Chrysler Group’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “These head-turning ‘Moparized’ vehicles show how we can go to the next level of personalization. With our best-in-class offerings of parts and accessories, we give our customers every opportunity to further enhance the appearance and performance of their vehicles.”