2013 is well underway and the Detroit Auto Show is now firmly behind us and Chicago ready to open their doors in a few days time, and we have already teased you with news of a debut by Toyota. However, we haven’t told you about the Mopar 13 Dart, which carries on a tradition of launching new custom made cars for the Chicago Auto Show.
There are to be just 500 Mopar ’13 Dart vehicles and looking at those all-important specs it’s great to see the team behind the car has included wireless smartphone charging. Don’t think for one moment that this new car is all about the looks because there are number of advancements made from previous models that will make this a worthy sports car for 2013.
The first thing that will strike you is the black gloss paint job and those massive 18-inch wheels, which do stand out on such a small car. The engine powering the Mopar ’13 Dart is a 1.4-liter turbocharged unit, the same used in the Fiat 500 Abarth. Manual transmission gives you much more control, but you need the help from the performance suspension and tires to help keep the small car on the grey stuff.
The Mopar ’13 Dart also has that sporty feel with a blue leather drivers seat and black for the passengers. However, to make the interior feel a little more special is wireless smartphone charging technology from Chrysler, which means there are no unsightly wires showing when you need to charge your cell phone. More photos of the Mopar ’13 Dart can be seen here.