Dodge Dart, yet the brand uses the word repeatedly to describe its Blacktop package for its compact sedan. So, how does Dodge define sinister?
Apparently, “sinister” involves slathering 18-inch aluminum wheels in
gloss black, and then applying the same finish to the side-mirror
housings and the grille surround. Tinted head-, fog-, and LED
taillights; as well as black cloth upholstery—with your choice of Light
Tungsten or Ruby Red accents—make the Dart Blacktop looks more menacing
than the remainder of the goody-two-shoes lineup. What’s just shy of
sinister is what lies beneath the hood, which is the 2.4-liter
Tigershark four-cylinder that makes 184 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of
What isn’t sinister is the price of the Blacktop treatment. The Dart STX
fitted with the Rallye Appearance package serves as the basis for the
Blacktop model, and it registers at $19,985. The Blacktop edition
stickers for $20,280. The 2014 Dodge Dart SXT Blacktop will make its
in-the-metal debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show next week.
Thanks to: Car and Driver