2005 DODGE Neon SRT-4 Specification , Redesign and Reviews
Trim Base Sedan Class Sports Sedan/Wagon
Horsepower 230@5300 Standard MPG
19 City / 28 Hwy
Body Style Sedan Drivetrain FWD
Fuel Type Unleaded Premium Seating Capacity (Std/Max) 5/5
There’s more towards the 2005 DODGE Neon SRT-4 Redesign package than only a turbocharger, obviously. Turbos generate heat, in addition to boost, therefore the challenge is maintaining your intake air as awesome as you possibly can. To that particular finish, the SRT-4 will get its outdoors with an intake set in to the car’s left-front fender well. Additionally, there are some pretty serious intake intercooling happening, because of an eight-row Valeo air-to-air unit spanning the area between your front frame rails.
Based on Stephan Zweidler, an improvement engineer for that SRT-4 program, “we chock-full the entire lower bay with intercooler. It had been the largest one we’re able to squeeze inside. Lots of intercooler.” Such as the Cruiser GT form of the engine, the SRT-4 uses oil-cooled 8.1:1 compression pistons (in comparison to the naturally aspirated 9.4:1), exactly the same hefty crankshaft, exactly the same robust block with modified coolant passages, along with a structural oil pan. However, the intake manifold is exclusive towards the SRT-4, much like the wiring and also the engine controller.
Clearly, this can be no ordinary 2005 DODGE Neon SRT-4 Review . A normal Neon – a mildly breathed-on Neon, such as the R/T version we tested in November 2001 – hits 60 two seconds later (7.6), 100 mph nearly 10-seconds later (23.2), as well as the quarter-mile in 16.1 at 87. That exact Neon capped out at 125 mph. It’s equally apparent this specific Neon can run with bigger dogs. Subie’s precocious Impreza WRX, for example, in addition to pricey sports sedans such as the Audi A4 and BMW 330i.
There are 2 possible explanations with this particular unlikely amount of quickness: (1) This vehicle is bewitched and builds up its pace since the moon approaches full or (2) the SRT-4 goes faster than another Neons because something remains added beneath the hood.Although it may be more inviting a regular membership to explanation No. 1 – somewhat chicken blood stream, a couple of incantations, somewhat moonshine, along with your Neon becomes a tire shredder exactly like it – lengthy just doesn’t work by doing this. However, whether or not this ain’t voodoo, it ain’t nuclear physics, either.
Merely a Mitsubishi TD04-L-16GK turbocharger pressurizing the intake manifold from the 2.4-liter SOHC 16-valve four enough to improve its output from 150 horsepower and 162 pound-foot of torque to 215 horsepower and 245 pound-foot. Folks are generally pretty hefty figures for just about any modest extended-stroke four-banger – the identical engine found in the Chrysler PT Cruiser – but it’s the torque that really can get the SRT-4 right from the start blocks, getting a pleasant flat curve that peaks early and stays peaked for just about any extended time. These types of just a little turbine gallery, maximum boost – between 11 and 14 psi, according to conditions – appears quickly. This is actually the same boost and output since the PT Cruiser GT’s turbo engine, incidentally. But hitched with a vehicle that weighs in a few 500 pounds lighter when compared with GT, and allied getting a stick shift, it makes more dramatic test results.