Paul ran it through shop and had it ready to pick up in 48 hours. A single Recaro racing seat, a harness, and a roll cage were installed for safety. While only 3,000 per year were originally projected for construction, production in 2004 reportedly reached 13,000 per year; exact figures were not released. This adult owned vehicle was stock except cold air intake up until 3 years ago. Four colors were sold at launch - Solar Yellow, Black, Flame Red, and Bright Silver Metallic. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter.
Program manager Marques McCammon wrote that peak torque was continuous from 2000 rpm to 4800 rpm. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Along with McCammon, the initial team included powertrain engineer Marc Musial and mechanic Dave Chyz, one of the youngest technicians to work on the original Dodge Viper. The exhaust then splits into two separate sections of piping, exiting through two 3. However, several independent tests have produced results indicating 230-238 whp and 250-262 lb-ft. Proportional compression and rebound damping adjustment is accomplished via multiple oil bleed orifices within the damper. The cylinder head was also different for turbo engines, from naturally aspirated.
The exhaust system is unique in that there is no muffler, instead relying on the turbocharger and resonators to reduce the exhaust volume. The vehicle was then shown at the in January 2000, center stage on a turntable. Car details Please read entire listing! The car also had optional side airbags. In 2004, base Neon side air-bag seats were added as an option. The cooling ducts front nostrils were added to the pre-production car in late 2002 on the front fascia to help reduce temperatures in the engine bay of the vehicle.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The team members shared first-hand experience in one form or another with the existing Dodge Neon. Archived from on July 7, 2008. Gale noted a list of performance features he saw on the sport compact cars at the show, and wanted to integrate those features into Chrysler's compact production car, the Dodge Neon. Despite the legend, they did not come with the Mopar Stage 1 kit installed. This vehicle is still up.
Gale was the design chief of the original concept vehicle, and recognized an opportunity to build a that would appeal to the younger auto generation who grew up on , who may prefer a new car with the same performance appeal right off the showroom floor. Styling was credited to Eric Stoddard, Brandon Faurote, Julie Dolan, Lance Wagner, Donald Renkert, David McKinnon, and Khashayar Honarkhah. . They even parked the second car in Gale's parking spot in order to get it noticed. Sport Compact Car magazine tested the car in the Feb.
In 2008 Dodge introduced the as a replacement. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. With more than 200 horses under the hood, it was one of the most powerful four-cylinder cars on the market. At the same time, they also were secretly piecing together a second car using production-oriented parts and a design more adaptable to the existing Neon platform. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter.
Apex Technology found 248 hp at the wheels. Maximum boost in stock form was around 14 psi 97 kPa. He had a mechanical engineering degree. The spoke pattern was for better airflow to the brakes. Overall, the vehicle's entire powertrain engine and transmission , suspension, braking system, exhaust, wheels, and tires were upgraded from that of the base model Neon, along with the interior upgrades.
The seats were supportive, with clear sides which made it a little hard to get out, and may cause larger people some consternation, but helped to keep people in the targeted size range stable around turns. Construction seems tight and solid. In 2007, Curt Simmons won the U. The exhaust manifold and turbine housing were cast in one piece by Mitsubishi from high-nickel Ni-Resist steel. Production increased quite a bit from original estimates.
Initially, Dodge expected to sell a conservative number of only 2,500 units per year. That allows the car to remain level and even drop down a little in the front to get you off the line faster. The team continued to work on the car, to try to bring it to the level of production vehicle, creating a second car using more production-oriented parts in an effort to lower the costs necessary to justify production. We just kept going until there was nothing left on the list. My dream was to make a car like that a reality. Where they met, there was a wastegate valve; keeping the wastegate valve away from the turbine housing improved flow where it mattered most. McCammon wrote that an Infinity system with a subwoofer was considered but the cost and extra 30 pounds of weight were not suitable.
There was minimal badging in satin silver to keep the appearance uncluttered. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. The car was then given a T-850 five-speed based on the unit from the European , equal-length , and a high capacity Sachs performance clutch. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. Unique side skirts, rear fascia, and a large rear wing spoiler were used to upgrade the exterior look of the vehicle.