Dodge said that its new 2012 Challenger Rallye Redline is priced at $28,745. The new package is a tuned Challenger SXT Plus, which is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that delivers up to 305hp. Typically, an SXT would begin at $24,995 but the additional $3,750 provides a list of go-fast parts that seek to make driving more enjoyable.
Performance updates can be seen through the chassis and drivetrain, one of which is a cold air intake that boosts airflow to the engine. The new front and rear sway bars stiffen the chassis and supposedly makes the car more corner-capable. Rallye Redline edition has 42% firmer monotube shocks in the front and 22% in the rear.
The 2.65:1 rear axle ratio was replaced with a livelier 3.06:1 unit which means acceleration will feel stronger. Braking power comes from larger two-piston calipers at the front and larger vented disc brakes all around.
From its name, the car receives a centre racing stripe with two smaller lines that run parallel over the car’s length. It gets 20-inch aluminum alloys covered in Firestone Firehawk all-season performance tires, in order to replace the standard 18-inch wheels.
It also has a thick red line that emphasizes the outer edge. The Rallye Redline is a modified version of the SXT Plus and is equipped with the same list of standard features such as heated in the front, bluetooth cellphone connectivity, and electronic stability control.
The new Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline is a combination of refinement and world-class ride with its track-tuned performance suspension and 3.6-liter 305-hp aluminum Pentastar V6 engine delivering an exciting driving experience.
What’s more, the 2012 Dodge Challenger's Pentastar V6 engine is equipped with a cold-air induction system as well as dual exhausts from its headers to its exhaust tips for optimum output. As a result, the engine delivers 305 track-ready horsepower at 6,350 rpm and a torque of 268 lb.-ft. at 4,800 rpm. This torque exceeds 90% of peak value from 1,800 - 6,400 rpm, providing excellent responsiveness and drivability. And thanks to its entirely aluminum design, the Pentastar V6 engine gives the Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline a 52.4 / 47.6 weight distribution (front-to-rear) for improved handling and balance.
Moreover, die-cast zinc paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel allow for a more spirited driving with the car’s 5-speed Auto Stick transmission. These paddle shifters are race-inspired with a sense of precision and are ergonomically fixed behind the thick-rimmed 3-spoke steering wheel for utmost control.
To deliver a better overall acceleration, the Dodge Challenger has replaced its 2.65:1 rear-axle ratio with a more responsive 3.06:1.
Upping the ante, the new Dodge Challenger features as standard equipment the Super Sport Group and includes a performance-tuned suspension with 22% firmer rear monotube shocks and 42% firmer front. A larger 1.18-inch front and a 0.78-inch rear-sway bar replace the previous 1.06-inch front and 0.62-inch rear-sway bars, adding to the vehicle’s cornering capabilities. Additionally, performance-tuned steering calibration provides 25% quicker steering and 20% heavier on-center feel. And to top off its handling upgrade, the Dodge Challenger has replaced its 18 x 7.5-inch wheels with larger 20 x 8.0-inch ones, as well as replaced its previous P235/55R18 tires with wider P245/45R20 all-season performance ones.