Back in 2004, Dodge presented at the New York auto show, a small two-seater roadster, called Sling Shot, which was aimed at a younger audience. At that time, the Chrysler Group was in collaboration with Daimler, so Dodge took the opportunity and presented this prototype that was based on the Smart Roadster.
According to Dodge, the Sling Shot was designed to offer maximum fun and functionality. It had all the ingredients that would constitute a guarantee of driving pleasure for buyers of roadsters. Its main features were, rear-wheel drive, a rear mounted engine, a 5-speed manual gearbox and an independent suspension on all four wheels.
It was equipped with a three-cylinder gasoline engine that produced 100 hp that enabled it to do the 0-100 km/h in about 10 seconds, while the company promised that it would be very economical in terms of fuel consumption.
It had a removable roof and its design resembled the muscle cars of the company. Unfortunately the Sling Shot never made it to production.