2003 Howell Neon SRT-4
When Car and Driver brought together talent from across America to compete in their four-pot challenge, this two tone Neon took top honors. Howell Automotive modified this SRT4 and their efforts were well rewarded with a first place among the other tuned imports.
With a lengthy list of engine modifications, $15 000 in total, the Howell Neon produces around 450 bhp. To keep the torque steer in check and power to the pavement a Quaife limited-slip differential is used. With a 0-60 time of 4.9 seconds it would seem Howell have turned the Neon into a real banger.
Other highlights included in this show car are Wilwood discs up front and Vogtland coil overs all around.
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|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|price $||$43 000 USD|
|valvetrain||DOHC 4 Valves per Cyl|
|displacement||2429 cc / 148.2 in³|
|power||337.1 kw / 452 bhp @ 5500 rpm|
|torque||645.37 nm / 476 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm|
|front brakes||Willwool Vented Discs w/4-Piston Calipers|
|f brake size||x 310 mm / x 12.2 in|
|rear brakes||Stock Discs|
|r brake size||x 270 mm / x 10.6 in|
|curb weight||1347 kg / 2970 lbs|
|wheelbase||2667 mm / 105.0 in|
|front track||1464 mm / 57.6 in|
|rear track||1465 mm / 57.7 in|
|length||4462 mm / 175.7 in|
|width||1712 mm / 67.4 in|
|height||1435 mm / 56.5 in|
|transmission||NVG T850 5-Speed Transaxle|
|0 – 60 mph||~4.9 seconds|