Dodge has a history of being in the right place at the right time. The Dodge Intrepid is a good example of that timing. In 1986, Chrysler purchased the bankrupt Lamborghini factory and their designers started working on a new aerodynamic concept called the Navajo, but it never left the clay mold stage. Designers reworked the Navajo concept, and it was introduced at the 1987 Frankfort Auto Show as the Portofino. The Portofino was a huge success so Chrysler decided to design a sedan to replace their tired Dynasty model. The result of that effort was Dodge Intrepid Car Engines for Sale, for less at Carenginesforsale.com.
The Intrepid was considered a technologically advanced car. It needed technological advance power so the old 3.3 litre pushrod V6 was transformed into a 3.5 litre SOHC cylinder head V6 engine with 4 valves per cylinder. The second generation Intrepid engine was an all aluminum version of this 3.5 litre V6.
The chassis on the Intrepid was a flexible design so it could support front (LH) or rear (LX) wheel drive. The first generation LH models actually made their debut in 1992 as the 1993 Dodge Intrepid, Chrysler Concorde, and the Eagle Vision in Europe.
The Intrepid was equipped with the 3.5 litre SOHC 214 horsepower engine, and it came in two trim levels. The ES trim was the sportier version with four wheel disc brakes and a stiffer touring suspension.
For the next five years the Intrepid stayed the same except for a few minor changes like a manual shift function for the automatic transmission. On the standard Intrepid model the 3.3 liter pushrod engine was the engine choice until the second generation came along in 1998.
The LH model was completely redesigned that year. A new DOHC 2.7 litre 200 horsepower V6 was standard on the base trim, and SOHC 3.2 litre 225 horsepower V6 was available on the ES model. The 2.7 litre V6 experienced some serious oil sludge contamination issues, which created some challenges for Chrysler. A redesigned version of the 3.5 litre engine was introduced in the 2000 R/T model. That engine produced 225 horsepower.
In 2001, that engine was tweaked for a NASCAR circuit debut. In 2002 another two horsepower was added to the engine. By 2003, the high-output 3.5 liter engine had 250 horsepower. In spite of all the changes the popularity of the Intrepid declined. Production stopped in 2004. We sell Dodge Intrepid engines. For more information email or call Carenginesforsale.com right now now.