2003 Howell Neon SRT-4


2003 Howell Neon SRT-4

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.

Story by Supercars.net

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $43 000 USD
engine Inline-4
position Front Transverse
aspiration Turbocharged
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 2429 cc / 148.2 in³
compression 8.1:1
power 337.1 kw / 452 bhp @ 5500 rpm
torque 645.37 nm / 476 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
redline 6750
driven wheels FWD
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
f suspension Struts
r suspension Struts
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
gear ratios :1
0 – 60 mph ~4.9 seconds