The Dodge brand continues to heat up their iconic muscle car lineup for 2013 by announcing Jan. 31 that they will introduce yet another red hot Dodge Challenger at the Chicago Auto Show that starts next week.
Not wanting to be upstaged by their Mopar siblings who are introducing their special-edition Mopar '13 Dart at the Mopar garage, the Dodge brand crew will introduce their own special new 2013 Challenger R/T Redline at the Dodge exhibit.
With its modern muscle-car cues, the potent 375 horsepower of a HEMI® V-8 engine with a six-speed manual transmission and a performance-tuned chassis for world-class dynamics at the Dodge exhibit, this new 2013 Challenger R/T Redline is certainly going to bring fans in from the ice and snow see what it is all about.
“Building on Challenger’s all-time sales record in 2012, the new Challenger R/T Redline fuses our iconic heritage with a one-of-a-kind customized appearance,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand. “Featuring unique body-side stripes and black chrome wheels with red accents, the new R/T Redline combines unmatched personalization with the unmistakable performance of the legendary HEMI V-8.”
The 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Redline builds on the success of the 305 horsepower V-6 Challenger Rallye Redline model that arrived in the middle of the 2012 model year.
This new Challenger, based on the 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T and R/T Plus, the new Challenger R/T Redline gives and even more powerful and aggressive right-from-the-factory custom look to the brand’s iconic coupe.
Starting with the exterior, an all-new two-color Redline Red and Graphite stripe runs from behind the front wheel arching to the tail along the Challenger’s signature A-line bodyside character line.
For a distinctive look, the rear-quarter section of the stripe features the “Redline” name in Red over Graphite color scheme.
Filling the wheel wells, the Dodge Challenger R/T Redline features 20-inch Black Chrome wheels with a Redline Red lip and inner backbone for a one-of-a-kind look. The available Super Track Pak adds Goodyear Eagle F1 P245/45R20 three-season performance tires for even more performance and driving precision at-the-limit handling with the high-performance brake linings and a lowered ride height.
With its two-color stripe and four available exterior colors, including Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Bright White and Pitch Black, each new Dodge Challenger R/T Redline will stand out from the crowd.
Dodge Challenger R/T Redline features a Dark Slate Gray interior with Dark Slate Gray (R/T) performance seats, or premium Nappa leather performance seats in Radar Red or Dark Slate Gray (R/T Plus). Automatic transmission models also feature bright pedals, a Mopar® T-Handle shifter and remote start.
The 2013 Dodge Challenger with R/T Redline Group package is available for ordering now and arrives at dealerships this April with a U.S. MSRP of $1,995. When configured on the Challenger R/T or R/T Plus models, the MSRPs are $31,990 and $33,990 respectively (both prices exclude $995 destination).
This 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Redline features the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that delivers up to 375 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque and while getting up to 25 mpg on the highway. When paired with the Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission, the Dodge Challenger R/T delivers smooth shifts, delivering even more power through unique performance-tuned dual exhaust and under-floor mufflers with low-restriction bottle resonators.
The result is the ability to do 0-60 mph runs in the low-5-second range with a sinister exhaust growl for those following behind. Many will recall this growl as a trademark of the original Challenger HEMI from more than 43 years ago.
For those not into the excitement of shifting their own HEMI, a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine is also available with a five-speed automatic transmission producing 372 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.
This version of the engine includes Chrysler Group’s innovative Fuel Saver Technology to seamlessly transition to high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is in demand. To provide control and the excitement of shifting without the stick, steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters with “sport mode” transmission calibration are included.
Standard features will include Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth, console-mounted USB port with iPod control and auxiliary audio input jack, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, automatic headlamps, LED-illuminated instrument cluster with 160-mph primary speedometer, instrument panel with mini-carbon bezel, fog lamps, “R/T” grille badge, “HEMI” hood badges and rear body-color deck-lid spoiler.
Remote start, bright pedals and Mopar T-handle shifter are also included with the five-speed automatic transmission.
For drivers who want even more premium refinement and details, the new Dodge Challenger R/T Redline can also be built on the 2013 Challenger R/T Plus, which includes premium Nappa leather seating in Dark Slate Gray or Radar Red, heated front seats, six Boston Acoustics premium speakers with 276-watt amplifier, ParkSense rear park assist, power heated mirrors, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with temperature gauge, location specific tire-pressure monitoring and compass, vehicle security alarm, and HomeLink universal transceiver.
Make it a point to check out both the Mopar '13 Dart and the Dodge Challenger R/T Redline at the Chicago Auto Show.