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Mopar reveals new Avenger rally car

Wed, 13 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0700

Dodge unveiled its new Avenger rally car on Wednesday at the Mopar Complex in Center Line, Mich.

Mopar teamed up with Italian aftermarket parts supplier Magneti Marelli to construct the car.

“This is a purpose-built vehicle with collaborative parts from Magneti Marelli and Mopar,” said Dino Maggioni, CEO of Magneti Marelli Aftermarket. “We selected Magneti Marelli and Mopar parts, adapted them to the Dodge Avenger and made them unique. The result is a fascinating blend of these two iconic brands.”

The car, which is based on the 2011 Dodge Avenger Heat, has a 300-hp, 3.6-liter V6, high-performance brakes and a modified suspension. The car's weight was reduced by close to 200 pounds.

The car will be on display at the New York International Auto Show, April 22-May1.

By Brad Constant