The Dodge Stealth was a 2+2 seater GT sports car produced under the Dodge nameplate from 1991 to 1996. The vehicle was based on the Mitsubishi 3000GT and built in Nagoya, Japan by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. The Stealth proved itself to be a fast and competent, if not heavy, grand touring sports car. Most auto enthusiasts voiced their displeasure over the Stealth's curb weight, which, at up to 3,600 pounds, did the Stealth and its 3000GT twin no favors on the track.
All Stealths used the 3-liter V6 engine sourced from Mitsubishi. A 12-valve variant of the 3-liter engine was used in the base Stealth, producing 161 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 185 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. The R/T used a 24-valve version of the 3-liter engine, producing 218 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 205 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm. The R/T Turbo upped the ante by attaching twin turbochargers to the 24-valve 3-liter engine, giving it an output of 320 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 315 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm. The R/T Turbo had the exclusive use of a 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive, while the other trims had to make do with a 5-speed manual transmission. Lesser Stealths were available with an optional 4-speed automatic transmission. The base Stealth was capable of a 0-60 mph time of 7.1 seconds, while the R/T could achieve 60 mph in 6 seconds. The R/T Turbo was at the top of the heap, with a 0-60 mph time of just 5.7 seconds.
The Dodge Stealth is mechanically based on the Mitsubishi 3000GT, also known as the GTO in the Japanese market. The Stealth shares its mechanical underpinnings with the 3000GT, including the 12- and 24-valve 3-liter V6 engines in both naturally-aspirated and turbocharged forms. The Stealth's body, however, does not share any panels or design influence from the 3000GT. The GT sports car is considered to be a slightly softer companion piece to the more powerful and hard-edged Dodge Viper sports car.
The Stealth came with three trim levels: a base variant, R/T, and R/T Turbo. The ES trim of earlier years was dropped. The R/T Turbo came with all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, and the twin turbocharged 24-valve 3-liter V6. Other options included chrome wheels, cruise control, anti-lock brakes, power windows and door locks, air conditioning, and an upgraded sound system. The base and R/T Stealth had to make do with front-wheel drive, but these variants were available with an automatic transmission.
Prices for the Stealth ranged from $24,461 to $27,755. The Stealth R/T Turbo had a MSRP of nearly $35,000. Fuel economy was fairly average for a performance car of its type. The base Stealth achieved 19 miles per gallon in city driving and 24 miles per gallon on the highway, according to EPA estimates. The R/T received the same figure in city driving and bested the highway estimate by 1 mile per gallon. The R/T Turbo achieved 18 miles per gallon in city driving and 24 miles per gallon on the highway
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