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Chrysler Group has introduced this limited-edition Mopar ’13 Dart, marking the fourth special-edition Mopar-badged vehicle created since Fiat got in the picture in 2009. The souped-up Dart will be shown at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Production for a limited run of 500 units will begin this spring in Illinois.

Inspired by the tuner scene, the Mopar ’13 Dart is powered by a 1.4 litre MultiAir intercooled turbo engine with a good ol’ stick shift, not the nine-speed auto the Dart is supposed to get this year. It sports a gloss-black finish with a pair of car-length Mopar Blue stripes, which mirror each of the three previous Mopar-themed models.

For enhanced handling, upgrades include a performance steering-gear calibration, 7 mm lowered suspension and low-profile 225/40 R18 tyres. There’s also a brake kit with slotted rotors, performance-tuned exhaust and Mopar’s ground-effects kit, which includes a front-chin spoiler, one-piece deck-lid spoiler and rear diffuser.

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The vehicle’s unique interior, which has a numbered plaque, sports custom Mopar Blue leather seats with black accents. Interestingly, the driver seat is in Mopar Blue while all other seats are black with blue accent stitching. This Dart also comes with wireless charging for smartphones, blue stitching everywhere, a sport-pedal kit and an 8.4-inch navigation screen.

The Mopar ’13 Dart will be delivered to each customer with a personalised owner kit. Assembled in a custom-made black case, contents include a personalised plate with vehicle specifications, date of manufacture and the unique identification number (of 500) of the vehicle.

Along with a Mopar ’13 brochure and other memorabilia, the kit will include a limited-edition sketch of the vehicle signed by Mark Trostle, chief designer for the Mopar brand. Quite special indeed. Click here to view more of the already-striking standard Dodge Dart.