Earlier in 2012, Dodge introduced the Dart as a re-entry into the Compact segment. And before the car even went on sale, Mopar announced a series of parts to take your Dart from drab to fab. Let’s take a quick look at what they presented at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas yesterday and you decide whether they’re for you or not. And love ’em or hate ’em, you just might find yourself being pleasantly surprised with the versatility they offer.
First up is the Dodge Dart Leadfoot concept in Cobalt Blue with black accents, 19″ wheels and an aero kit.
The matte black accents continue from the roof onto the hood and down onto the deck lid where there’s a matching spoiler.
There’s also a matching matte black stripe going from the rear quarter panel up onto the rear deck lid, with Mopar logos throughout.
Up next we have the Dodge Dart Carbon Fiber Concept.
Much like the Leadfoot concept, it has a two-tone treatment, only this time one of those tones is carbon fiber. The hood gets a big scoop and a Dart logo emblazoned on the front.
It gets the same wheels as the Leadfoot concept, only this time the car gets grey and carbon fiber with a black accented roof and smoked headlights.
And finally we have the Dodge Dart Slingshot Concept. It previews what Dodge says an SCCA-ready car could look like. It gets a performance suspension, lightweight 17″ wheels and an aero kit.
And of course the interior has been scrapped to include a roll cage, sparco racing seats and harnesses.
If there’s one take-away message from these cars, it’s that Dodge wants you to customize your Dart. From the 2013 Dart GTS 210 Tribute Car we saw back in Chicago earlier this year, to the three concept cars Dodge brought to the 2012 SEMA Show, it’s obvious that the Dart is determined to be one versatile vehicle.