By Ronan Glon
Thursday, Feb 7th, 2013 @ 2:45 pm
 
Chrysler's performance-focused Mopar division has lifted the veil off of the limited-edition '13 Dodge Dart.
Bowing at the Chicago auto show, the modified Dart wears an aggressive exterior design that Mopar says is inspired by the tuner crowd. The car is painted in gloss black with a contrasting blue stripe and it is fitted with an aerodynamic body kit that consists of discreet spoilers on the front bumper and on the trunk lid, as well as an air diffuser out back.

To complete the murdered out look, the '13 Dart sits on 18-inch alloy wheels that are painted gloss black.

Pictures of the interior are not available but Chrysler promises that the Moparized Dart features a blue-stitched steering wheel, sport pedals and a numbered plaque on the dash. It comes standard with numerous high-tech features including an 8.4-inch touch screen and wireless charging for mobile devices.

Mopar has not made any changes under the hood and the '13 Dart is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft. of torque. Also found under the hood of the Fiat 500 Abarth, the MultiAir mill is linked to a six-speed manual transmission.

To create a livelier driving experience, the latest Mopar-designed vehicle comes with a re-calibrated steering system, a lowered and stiffened suspension and upgraded brakes.

Chrysler's Belvidere, Illinois, plant will churn out just 500 examples of the Mopar '13 Dart. Each car will come with a personalized plate that displays the vehicle's specifications, its date of manufacture and its VIN. Buyers will also get a Mopar '13 brochure and a limited-edition sketch signed by Mark Trostle, Mopar's chief designer.

Pricing information will be released closer to the car's on-sale date.