Dodge partnered with Mitsubishi in the 1990s. Through that collaboration, the Dodge Stealth was born. The Stealth shares some similarities with the Mitsubishi 3000GT since both vehicles evolved from the same model, the Mitsubishi Starion. The Stealth was more like a restyled version of the 3000GT. It was available as a front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive system. Its engine options included a V6 and a twin-turbo version that could produce twice as much power. The Stealth had the vibe and style of the early ‘90s, with its low nose, wide stance, and muscular haunches.
1991: Here comes the Dodge Stealth
The Stealth had a five-year stint, from 1991 to 1996. It was available in four trim levels: base, ES, R/T, and R/T Twin Turbo. The base trim came equipped with a 3L V6 engine that could generate up to 164 hp and 185 lb.-ft. of torque, while the ES and R/T were both powered by a 24-valve DOHC version that could produce up to 222 hp and 201 lb.-ft. of torque. More power could be squeezed out from the Stealth’s R/T Twin Turbo, up to 300 hp and 307 lb.-ft. of torque. The vehicle could run from 0 to 60mph in just over 5 seconds. Other trims came as a front-wheel-drive system with manual or automatic transmission. The R/T Twin Turbo was packaged with an all-wheel-drive and a four-wheel steering.
1992-1993: Some changes in the Stealth’s design
In 1992, there were minimal changes in the car’s design. The optional sunroof was the only change you could find. In 1993, some revisions were done on the engine and other features. A more durable and reliable crankshaft made of forged steel was used on all engines. For the turbocharged version, a redesigned block was employed. Lower-end models then featured an optional four-speaker stereo CD or cassette player. During this time, new features were also introduced such as the remote keyless entry, tailgate wiper/washer, and compos-face wheel covers. A trunk-mounted CD changer was also added. For the base model, the ES sill molding became a standard.
1994-1995: More revisions on the Stealth
For 1994, perhaps the most notable change in the Dodge Stealth was the aero-style projector fixed headlights, which came with poly-ellipsoid reflectors and were paired with projector-type fog lights. Better tires were also used, especially redesigned Eagle GT all-season radials for better ride quality and vehicle handling. The Eagle GS-D and GS-C tires that replaced the Gatorback series were quieter and more reliable on wet roads. The Stealth also featured a passenger air bag and instrument panel knee bolster. The R/T Turbo version used larger brake pistons in front and dual-piston fixed calipers. The ES model was later on dropped in 1995. Some of the changes this year included the use of R134a refrigerant instead of the old R12, turbo power of up to 320 hp and 315 lb.-ft. of torque, and upgrade to a six-speed M/T.
1996: Final year of the Dodge Stealth
On its final year, the Stealth’s base single-cam engine came with black valve covers. Other additions included the following: OBD II on-board diagnostics on power train, leather option on base and grained leather version on R/T, and the Pirelli P-Zero 245/40ZR18 tire option paired with chrome wheels.