As much as I would hope RG would have an STI in his sights for the performance level of the Dart I just don't think it will be set that high. The WRX is more attainable but I personally don't know how good the AWD parts bin is with FIAT/Chrysler. FWD cars with high HP/TQ is not exactly in the performance handbook and is generally horrible to drive. Fun yes, but asking the front wheels to steer and put 300hp on the ground at the same time is something nobody has done well (IMO). Does FIAT/Chrysler have access to a solid AWD system that is comparable to Subi they could use?neongary said:If a Mopar product is going to be competitive again in the performance 4 cyl. arena they are going to need 300 hp to keep up, especially with cars like the turbo 305 hp Subaru WRX and a 201 hp NA Honda. I'd like to see a SRT4 Dart and I believe "if they will build it, they will come".
The Neon SRT and STI's of the mid 2000's are not even comparable performance wise in my book.