DURHAM, NC – The high-performance version of the Dodge Caliber small car, which arrives at dealers in October, will be motivated by a 285-hp mill, slightly below the auto maker’s target of 300 turbocharged ponies promised at the car’s unveiling at the 2006 Chicago auto show. “It was a real challenge for the guys to get (285 hp) out of the engine and that (kind of) power out of a front-wheel-drive car,” says Michael J. Accavitti, director-Dodge brand and SRT marketing, at a media event ...

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