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2002 Dodge Stratus Turbo Concept

The 2002 Dodge Stratus Turbo Concept made its debut at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas as a potential successor to the Dodge SRT-4 compact sedan. Designed for enthusiasts seeking elevated performance, this concept took the mainstream sedan segment to new heights with its custom-tuned turbocharged engine, R/T-based performance suspension, and distinctive exterior styling.

Under the hood, engineers sourced the turbocharged 2.4-liter inline-four-cylinder engine from the Dodge SRT-4, achieving an impressive output of 240 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. This power output rivaled that of contemporary performance vehicles, such as the 2018 Ford Focus ST, showcasing the concept's formidable performance capabilities.

Complementing the potent engine, the Dodge Stratus Turbo Concept featured a 5-speed manual transmission with a short-throw shift kit for precise gear changes. An upgraded brake system ensured shorter stopping distances, while a dual exhaust system with bright chrome tips enhanced both performance and aesthetics. The concept also benefited from the R/T suspension of the Stratus R/T sedan, delivering improved handling dynamics with a lowered stance.

Externally, the Stratus Turbo Concept boasted a distinctive appearance characterized by a custom front fascia, functional ram-air hood scoop, and custom rocker panels and side skirting for enhanced aerodynamics. Riding on 18-inch RH Evolution wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot performance redl