Once Dodge announced its intent to race the SRT-built Dart in the U.S. season of Global RallyCross Championship with ESPN, the only logical thing to do next was hand it over to Travis Pastrana for brutal treatment around Chrysler's Chelsea Proving Grounds.

Sadly, the performance of the Dart you'll be able to buy soon is just a tiny bit down on the 600-horsepower, all-wheel-drive sedan in the video below. But knowing such a beast lurks inside the Dart is – kind of – entertaining enough.


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      DougShep
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love Dodge Dart. I love Red Bull. I love Travis Pastrana. I love this.
      Hector Campos
      • 2 Years Ago
      Right on! Nice to see some life in chrysler, not my favorite brand by any means, but it seems like the european winds are helping the pentastar out! Congrats on the new dart and the viper!!
      ThomasP
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm digging that Red Bull livery.
      WRCRob
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am actually excited about this. If dodge does come out with and AWD SRT version of the car and it does well. I am hoping that it will give the extra push needed for Ford to develop a Fiesta RS with AWD, and for Subaru to hurry the hell up with the smaller WRX/STi I keep on hearing about! If there would have been an AWD Fiesta RS last summer I might not have bought my STi! It is my hope that competition will foster new and exciting small performance rally monsters from the other manufactures!
        AcidTonic
        • 2 Years Ago
        @WRCRob
        According to the masses, you really don't cross shop the Evo or STI with other brands right? And according to Ford, "90% of customers can't tell the difference". Just glad to see someone validating what i've been saying all along. America needs an Evo/STI car and many Americans are buying imports without really wanting to, simply because no one else produces AWD+Turbo+Manual in a small car.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @AcidTonic
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      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      V4 Hemi turbo charged with all-wheel drive. I would drive that!
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Where's the part where he crashes? This is Travis Pastrana we're talking about right?
        Mike D
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        I think you're talking about Ken Block, not Travis Pastrana.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
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        Dustin Noe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        The rear bumper did come off. Does that count?
      Waltzon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Um, is it just me, or did they manage to edit that video in such a way as to make the car appear much slower and less dynamic than it probably is? Travis looks like he is having fun, but especially on that left-hand, uphill hairpin in the dirt, the video was about as exciting as watching an old truck. Maybe Kenny B has desensitized me, but I was just underwhelmed, and I blame the videographer, not the car or the driver. P.S. Anyone else think it was funny to see the water come out of the holes for the hood pins when he splashed down?
      AcidTonic
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let's hope they sell something with AWD..... I'm growing tired of directing everyone towards the AWD imports for their track cars. Wish Americans had something. This could be it. It's amazing how much drama is involved with simply asking for an AWD car. You'd think we asked for a V10 or something.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
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        Maplethater
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Since it's based on an Alfa Romero platform, actually more like an Italian/American design. Will likeley have to go to Haldex since no hi-performance AWD in the SRT/Mopar parts bin.
      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      Did the designers find a Mitsubishi laying around?
        Mike D
        • 2 Years Ago
        @protovici
        Seriously? All rally cars are built up very non-production versions of the cars sold on the lot. Even the rally cars based on the EVO are leaps and bounds ahead of the actual EVO you can buy at a dealership.
        lysine
        • 2 Years Ago
        @protovici
        What's interesting is that the Caliber which is the predecessor to this car, was on the same platform as the evo, and had the SRT 285hp turbo GEMA engine. And the dart while on a the new D-Evo platform that is shared with the Alfa Romeo Guilietta and Giula, also fits GEMA engines! Although I drove a caliber rental once and, the electronics really bugged me. Everything had a 1 second delay to it. Hit the wiper, wait.... wipe.
      Jetty
      • 2 Years Ago
      Unimpressed.
      adam
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wanted that video to be better. Mainly because I wanted to talk about why I'd prefer Travis over Ken. But this Dodge is so unimpressive.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @adam
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        adam
        • 2 Years Ago
        @adam
        Also, why show the clip of him hitting the signs? This video was just poor.
      over9000
      • 2 Years Ago
      who's Ken Block?
        • 2 Years Ago
        @over9000
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