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Mopar introduces four customized cars

Mopar introduces four customized cars
The Mopar logo, Chrysler's part's division, is displayed at the 2012 North American International Auto Show on January 9, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. UPI/Brian Kersey | License Photo

CENTER LINE, Mich., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. auto parts and service company Mopar gave the public its first look at its model year 2012 customized Chrysler vehicle Tuesday.

Mopar is Chrysler's parts and service division -- a marriage of the words "motor" and "parts."

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For its 75th anniversary year, the company has launched the Mopar '12 300, which is both slick and fast, the firm said in a release.

The car can go from standing still to 60 miles per hour in just over five seconds.

The customized car, which is expected to sell for about $47,900 -- plus $825 for shipping -- is powered by a 5.7-liter, V8 Hemi engine that cranks out 363 horsepower. It is also outfitted with high-performance suspension, tires and brakes.

With its black-accented headlamps, and seven-bar black chrome grill, it is a car that Darth Vader might drive. It has a blue highlights, thin, blue body stripes and "20-inch by 8-inch Mopar forged aluminum wheels painted a gloss black.

The interior is also black with blue highlights.

The car has been designed unabashedly to elevate Mopar's brand recognition.

Mopar also launched a 2013 Dodge Dart 'GTS Tribute and a 2012 Fiat 500 "Stinger," with Mopar aftermarket stage kits.

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In addition, the 2012 Mopar Jeep Compass "True North," gets a 2-inch lift and an "aggressive look and extreme personalization," Mopar said.

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