The Dakota R/T stands out as the performance icon among compact trucks and is a member of the expanding Dodge R/T family.

The Dakota R/T comes equipped with a 5.9-liter Magnum V-8 and large-bore, free-flow exhaust that delivers increased engine performance and an exhaust note that is backed up by its performance capabilities. A four-speed transmission connects the 250 horsepower and 345 lb.-ft. of torque from the 5.9-liter Magnum V-8 to the limited-slip rear axle which turns massive 255/55x17-inch tires. The Dakota R/T's suspension tuning also includes front and rear stabilizer bars for added control. It's lowered one full inch and offered in only two-wheel drive configuration. Dodge expects to produce 5000 units for 2000.