Video: Dodge Dart to race in Global RallyCross with Travis Pastrana

Travis Pastrana will be running in the Global RallyCross Championships this year driving a heavily modified Dodge Dart rally car. The car has been developed by Dodge and SRT Motorsports.

Boasting a 0-60mph (97km/h) time of just 1.9 seconds, the Dodge Dart rally car features a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing a mega 447kW of power and 745Nm of torque. Power is fed through a Sedav all-wheel drive system.

Pastrana recently spoke about the series and the new car, saying,

“When I first heard about GRC, I was really interested, and after watching some of the rounds last year and then actually competing at X Games I was hooked. The new Dodge Dart offers the perfect platform for rally cross, and I look forward to putting it on the podium all season long!”

The Dart features a completely stripped out interior ready for racing, with a chunky roll cage and racing instruments. Meanwhile, outside, the Dart is transformed into a rally racing machine, with new spoilers and aerodynamic revisions over the road-going 2013 Dodge Dart.

The 2012 Global RallyCross Championships schedule is as follows, with the Dodge Dart ready to debut at the first round on May 26.

  • May 26 – Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • June 10 – Texas Motor Speedway
  • June 30 – X Games, Los Angeles
  • July 1 – X Games, Los Angeles
  • July 14 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway
  • Sept. 1 – TBD
  • Sept. 29 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Click play on the video below for a bit of a preview of the new car.