2013 Dodge Dart rally car to enter 2012 Global RallyCross Championship

Article by Anita Panait, on March 27, 2012

Excitement is building up at Dodge and SRT Motorsports as they announced that the 2013 Dodge Dart rally car will compete at the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) Series. The 2013 Dodge Dart rally car will be driven by Travis Pastrana, four-time Rally America Champion and 17-time X Games Gold Medalist.

According to the president and chief executive of Dodge Brand, Reid Bigland, the team’s participation in the GRC Series was the next chapter in the racing heritage of the company. Pastrana is not your ordinary rally driver as he holds four Rally America championship wins on his trophy case. Racing is a passion for him too as he also holds multiple supercross and motorcross championships.

He currently owns Nitro Circus, which boasts of several entertainment packages including a television show, live tours and 3D feature film project. Pastrana is also one of the most popular athletes in the world, having more than three-and-a-half million Facebook followers and is famous for being searched six million times in Google in 2010. Because of these, the president and chief executive of Street and Racing Technology Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC, Ralph Gilles thinks of Pastrana as a natural fit for driving the Dodge Dart in the GRC.

Although Dodge built the Dart rally car specifically for Global RallyCross racing, it also endowed the production Dodge Dart with some similar traits including exceptional aerodynamics and agility. Both vehicles are also fun to drive. The 2012 Dodge Dart rally car is powered by a purpose-built, 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 16-valve turbo-charged 600-hp engine connected to a a Sedav 4-wheel drive transmission that provides over 550 lb.-ft. of torque.

Topics: dodge, dodge dart, sedan

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Porsche revealed that starting 2017, it will offer the 911 (991) GT3 Cup with an improved drive. Already considered as the most produced GT racing vehicle in the world, this...
by - December 9, 2016
Mercedes-AMG finally races along with other car manufacturers in the GT4 category. Since there’s an increasing trend for this segment, we think they’ve made it just in time along with...
by - December 7, 2016
The recently held Finali Mondiali weekend event has uncovered the Ferrari 488 Challenge. The 488 Challenge now boasts a new level of performance as a result of its newly enhanced...
by - December 6, 2016
After we’ve seen the disguised prototypes several weeks ago, Hyundai at last took the wraps off its new i20 WRC at Italy’s Autodromo Nazionale Monza racing circuit. Hyundai was the...
by - December 5, 2016
Car enthusiasts will be happy to know that after 14 years of not being seen in the tracks, Cadillac is slated to make a comeback to endurance racing. Cadillac has...
by - December 2, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries