The Dart Story: Dual Dry Clutch Transmission

 

On the 2013 Dodge Dart SXT, Rallye, and Limited models equipped with a 1.4L MultiAir engine, there’s a new and innovative type of transmission available that many Americans have never sampled before:  the Dual Dry Clutch Transmission, or DDCT for short.

 

The concept behind the DDCT is to provide the convenience and pure driving ease of a fully automatic transmission with the performance and fuel efficiency of a manual gearbox. You don’t have to compromise to get the best of both worlds — it’s…

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The Dart Story: Dual Dry Clutch Transmission

Dodge Journey Walkaround Part Four – Technology

Here’s part four of our video tour of the 2012 Dodge Journey, where Dodge Brand Manager Pieter Hogeveen and correspondent Heather Heughens talk about the crossover’s innovative technology, starting with the generous 8.4-inch touchscreen.

 

“It’s a great infotainment system,” says Hogeveen. “Through Bluetooth you can stream your own music onto the touchscreen. We use Gracenote technology so you can see the album art of what you’re listening to on the screen.

 

“You can access the climate control and we offer the Sirius Travel Link, where…

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Dodge Journey Walkaround Part Four – Technology

Inside Travis Pastrana’s 600hp Dodge Dart

 

Here’s a look behind the scenes at the construction of the race-prepped Dodge Dart that Travis Pastrana will run in the Global Rallycross Championship series in 2012. Due to the extreme nature of the sport, a lot of preparation goes into these vehicles.  The all-new Dodge Dart received a number of purpose-built upgrades to produce an extremely fast and safe rallycross car.

 

Modifications include a comprehensive roll cage, race tuned suspension system and Kevlar impregnated carbon fiber skid plates, allowing the Dart to…

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Inside Travis Pastrana’s 600hp Dodge Dart