The Neon Hot-Rod. The definition of a Hot Rod is a car that has been modified to be more powerful and go faster. That's what the Dodge Street and Racing Technology team did with their smallest, cheapest car of the late 1990s and 2000s. The engine received all sorts of racing bits, including a Mitsubishi Turbocharger, better transmission, way better seats- right out of the Viper, and a huge spoiler in the back. It also had hand crank windows in back, and most of the plastics feel like they are from the cheapest car you've ever been in... because it was. It was designed to best the go fast compacts of the day- and it did. With a loud straight pipe no muffler exhaust- from the factory. That wouldn't fly today. This car was my father-in-law's. He loved it. I loved that grandpa raced around town in this in his late 60's. My oldest son learned how to drive a stick shift on this car- driving many many miles around his grandmothers quiet neighborhood. After languishing for a few years- we put in on a trailer and brought it home from Delaware. This was one of those cars where the sentimental value outweighed the actual market value of repairing it, but after a-lot of work, dollars, and maybe some foul language... it's back on the road. The most unusual attribute of this particular SRT-4 is that it is completely stock- original like it left that factory. That is exceedingly rare as these cars were raced, tricked out, and used up. Drivers in-the-know know what this is and give a nod when they pass you.
- 230 HP *widely believed and tested to have been underreported by Dodge, with a true output of about 248 HP.
- 2.4 Inline Turbo Inline 4
- Curb Weight 2,900 lbs
- 0-60 5.6 Seconds
- Top Speed of 153 MPH