Chrysler Celebrates Mopar's 75th Anniversary with Four Custom Models

Chrysler is celebrating Mopar’s 75th anniversary with four custom vehicles, the Mopar ’12 300, 2013 Dodge Dart “GTS 210 Tribute”, 2012 Fiat 500 “Stinger” and the 2012 Mopar Jeep Compass “True North.”

“Customization is king,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “These head-turning ‘Moparized’ vehicles show how we can go to the next level of personalization. With our best-in-class offerings of parts and accessories, we give our customers every opportunity to further enhance the appearance and performance of their vehicles.”

The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart is going to be offered with more than 150 Mopar accessories. The 2013 Dodge Dart “GTS 210 Tribute” gets an appearance package that adds matte-black trim pieces to the exterior, which includes a lower chin spoiler, side sills, rear spoiler and rear-diffuser panel. The package also adds a carbon-fiber hood with a large air scoop and 18-inch, 10-spoke forged alloy titanium-colored wheels. The red and black exterior is carried into the interior with its Ruby Red Katzkin leather seats. Black accent stitching is also used on the seats and Piano Black trim is used on the shifter bezel, cup holder bezel and the dash-vent bezels.

The stage 2 performance package for the Dodge Dart GTS 210 Tribute adds a cold air intake and cat back-pressure exhaust to achieve 210 horsepower up from the 2.4L engine’s standard 184 horsepower.

The Mopar ’12 300 is powered by the 363 horsepower 5.7L V8 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The horsepower remains the same as the standard 300C, but its final drive ratio has been boosted from 3.06:1 to a 3.91:1, which enables the Mopar ’12 300 to reach 0-60 mph in the low 5-second range. The Mopar ’12 300 aso gets a performance tuned suspension with with 42 percent stiffer front and 23 percent stiffer rear spring rates compared to the Chrysler 300 models with touring-tuned suspension.

The exterior of the Mopar ’12 300 gets a blacked-out appearance with a Mopar Black Chrome seven-bar grille and black headlamp bezels. It also rides on 20-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels. Inside the Mopar 12′ 300 gets a monotone black interior with blue accents. Chrysler is only going to produce 500 units of the Mopar ’12 300 with a starting price at $49,700. It will arrive this summer.

The 2012 Mopar Jeep Compass “True North” model features a matte black finish on the roof, wheel flares, lower fascia, door cladding and black grille with body color inserts. It also gets matte black 16-inch alloy wheels and a a 2-inch lift kit from Rocky Road Suspensions. The interior gets an audio system by Kicker and a custom center stack gauge pod that houses pitch and roll inclinometer gauges.

The 2012 Fiat 500 “Stinger” gets two Mopar stage kits that add more power and style to the 500 Sport. The Stage 1 kit adds a more aggressive appearance with its Giallo (yellow) paint and 17-inch Abarth Hyper Black aluminum wheels. The exterior’s yellow and black theme also continues on the inside. The Stage 2 kit adds a cold-air intake and cat-back exhaust to give the 1.4L engine even more power and torque. The Fiat 500 Stinger also gets performance brakes with cross-drilled rotors.