Dodge’s R/T performance history dates back to the late 1960s. A time when Mopar powered Hemi, Big and Small Block muscle cars ruled the street and the drag strip. The first R/T which stands for “Road and Track” was a Hi-performance version of the 1967 Dodge Coronet.
Offered in both hardtop and convertible form, the standard Coronet R/T featured a 440 cubic inch (7.2L) V-8 powerplant, heavy-duty suspension, beefier brakes, larger tires, and R/T badging. If that wasn’t enough you could order the legendary 426-cubic inch (7.0L) Hemi engine rated at 425 horsepower.
Over the year’s many different models had an R/T edition including, Aspen, Coronet, Charger, Challenger, Neon, Viper and more. In 1998 Dodge added the Dakota to the list, the first truck to wear the R/T badging. This section contains our collection of information related to the Dodge Dakota R/T. Including press articles, Chrysler press releases, pictures and anything else we could find.
Dodge Dakota RT Articles/Press Releases:
Dodge Dakota R/T Introduction – The Dakota R/T is a limited edition “street truck” fashioned off the Dodge Dakota Pickup. The vehicle features a 250-horsepower 5.9-liter Magnum V-8 engine, oversized 17-inch wheels, lowered suspension, performance-tuned dual exhaust and many other performance enhancements.
Dodge Announces Pricing For Dakota R/T – Press Release covering pricing of the 1998 Dodge Dakota R/T Club Cab and 1998 Dodge Dakota R/T Regular Cab.
Over-Achieving Sport Truck Gets Even Better – The compact sport truck known for over-delivering on performance, power and personality now offers an all-new handling and performance package with the introduction of the 1998 Dodge Dakota R/T.
Dodge Continues to Build Powerful Momentum – With Dodge Durango, Ram Quad Cab, Intrepid, Dakota R/T, Neon R/T, Ram Van and Wagon, 1998 marks the largest model year product launch in the history of the Dodge brand.
2006 Dodge Dakota R/T Introduction – With the 260-horsepower 4.7-liter High Output V-8 as standard equipment, the new 2006 Dodge Dakota R/T further amplifies the High Output V-8’s prodigious power and performance.
2012 Online Mopar Top Eliminator Winner – Joshua Brack of Ozark, Mo., was named the first ever Online Mopar Top Eliminator winner for his 2000 Dodge Dakota R/T.
Dodge Dakota R/T Photos:
- 1998 Dodge Dakota R/T Factory Photos – Photos from the archives of Chrysler.
- 1999 Dodge Dakota R/T Factory Photos – Photos from the archives of Chrysler.
- 2001 Dodge Dakota R/T Factory Photos – Photos from the archives of Chrysler.
- 2006 Dodge Dakota R/T Factory Photos – Photos from the archives of Chrysler.
Dodge Dakota R/T Production Information:
Dodge Dakota R/T Truck Productions Numbers – Collection of Production information for the Dodge Dakota R/T Truck, covering 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003.
Dodge Dakota R/T Specifications:
Dodge Dakota R/T Club Cab Specifications – Information about the Dodge Dakota R/T club cab truck, including engine, drivetrain, suspension, wheels, tires and more.
Dodge Dakota R/T Regular Cab Specifications – Information about the Dodge Dakota R/T regular cab truck, including engine, drivetrain, suspension, wheels, tires and more.
Other Dodge Dakota R/T Stuff:
Dodge Dakota R/T Odds And Ends – Section contains things about the Dakota R/T Truck that just did not fit anywhere else. 4×4 Dodge Dakota R/T’s, Dakota R/T Police and more.