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click above for more images of the Dodge Caraven R/T Concept

Tucked away among its more pedestrian brethren was Dodge's Caravan R/T concept. We have no details on the powertrain or what else may lie beneath its skin, but the appearance changes are rather obvious. Sporting 20" forged Alcoa wheels and 245/45-20 Goodyear Eagle RS-A rubber, the fast family hauler sits just a bit lower to the ground, as well (we suggest telling your significant other that this feature makes it easier for the kids to get in and out of the vehicle). A scooped hood feeds air to whatever powerplant resides underneath, and a dual exhaust out back facilitates the removal of spent combustion gases. Inside, white-faced gages communicate information to the driver, and each occupant gets two-tone leather buckets with bright-red stitching.

We have no idea when such a vehicle might hit the showrooms, so direct your requests, complaints, and begging towards your nearest Chrysler representative.



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      • 7 Years Ago
      This was shown at SEMA 2007:
      The Dodge Caravan R/T has:

      hood with functional scoop and reworked induction system
      front and rear fascias
      side rocker panels
      rear spoiler
      20 x 9 SRT wheels and 245/45-20 Goodyear tires
      sport suspension with lowered-ride height
      sport-tuned dual exhaust and powertrain control module

      The interior features seats trimmed in dark slate leather with fire-red stitching and perforated suede inserts and dual DVD system. The Swivel ‘n Go™ seat system’s second-row seats that swivel 180 degrees rearward and the removable table installed between the second and third rows completes the RT R/T’s interior.
      Marlene Smith
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's still a "Mombile."
      • 7 Years Ago
      The only thing that would make this cool is if it had the Caliber motor hopped up on some more steroids with a manny tranny and even possibly awd, but since it is Chrysler then we all know its just a piece of shat!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it, I have 2 kids, 1 wife, 1 dog, 1 utility trailer, inlaws , I often haul 7 people with comfort in my grand caravan. So a cool looking minivan is just right for some of us, not all of us but some of us.
      Thanks Dodge for thinking of the "some of us".
      Gas here in western Canada just went to $4.79 per Canadian gallon. So something that can haul 7 people and get decent gas milage is a good deal for those of us with families.
      • 7 Years Ago

      Maybe they could use old Crossfire SRT Engines in this.

      They had Supercharged or turbo V6.
      That would be a really people mover.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Spend the money improving the horrendous interior.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This isn't the first time Dodge has had a Caravan R/T concept. Back in 1999, they did a rendition of the Grand Caravan and called it the R/T. If I remember correctly, the concept was red with yellow wheels and featured a 300+ hp engine routed to all 4 wheels. It used an "autostick" transmission with buttons on the steering wheel to switch gears. Motor Trend did a story on it.

      Why criticize it? If you were in need of a minivan, would you not want a version like this?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I actually like it. I agree that it's definitely not aimed at the hipster crowd, and who cares? Honestly, most people are way too concerned with how "cool" they look in their vehicles, that's why you see so many unpractical raised SUVs and trucks on the road (especially in Southern CA). So a fraction of those people actually need the immense towing capacity and such, but if all you're doing is hauling around people, why not go for a minivan? I'm 23 and I wouldn't mind driving this, and I'm sure all my friends would love jumping in it to drive to Vegas or across the country. It ain't no Expedition, but it works.
      BILL
      • 7 Years Ago
      I WILL TAKE ONE. AS LONG AS IT GOES AS IT SHOWS!
      I AM SURPRIZED IT HAS TAKEN THIS LONG FOR THEM TO DO THIS. DODGE DID PLAY WITH THE IDEA BACK IN
      THE MID 1990's, BUT IT WAS NOTHING MORE THAN A
      APPEARENCE PACKAGE. THIS ONE WILL MORE THAN LIKELY HAVE THE SRT-4 TURBO ENGINE, ALTHOUGH THERE'S ROOM FOR A V6, THEY DO NOT HAVE A HOT V6
      UNLESS THEY USE THE SRT-6 THAT WAS AVALIBLE FOR A SHORT TIME IN THE CROSSFIRE. IT WAS A SUPERCHARGED V6 PUMPING 330 HORSES. OF COURSE
      FOR US MUSCLE CAR FANS, THERE'S ONLY ONE OPTION.
      A BIG BLOCK HEMI! I'LL TAKE ONE!
      • 7 Years Ago
      *sigh*

      When you put the R/T badge on everything, it means NOTHING any more.

      Do they really think most people are gonna see the R/T van and go haaaay that's a bitchin mini-van. No, we're going to wonder why some twit stole an R/T badge from his neighbor's charger and glued it to his van.

      To Chrysler: I am begging you. Stop the stupid crap.
      This is a brat hauler, not a street/strip car. Differentiate your models more then a stupid sticker/appearence package.

      • 7 Years Ago
      It's not intended for production at this point.
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