Chicago Auto Show Preview: 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Redline shows up

Article by Christian A., on February 5, 2013

Dodge will show off the 2013 Challenger R/T Redline and R/T Plus Redline at the upcoming Chicago Motor Show. The Redline’s exterior is inspired by the Rallye Redline model that made its debut in 2012. The package is only available on cars that were finished in Billet Silver, Bright White, Granite Crystal and Pitch Black.

These cars get a two-tone stripe to its two sides. They also get black chrome bespoke 20-inch alloy wheels as well as a lowered suspension. R/T Redline models are exclusively available with performance seats with Dark Slate Gray upholstery. Buyers can get R/T Plus models with either these performance seats or with premium Nappa leather units that can come with Radar Red or Dark Slate Gray covering.

R/T Plus models are offered with a broad selection of standard features such as heated front seats, a set of six Boston Acoustics speakers with a 276-watt amplifier, power heated mirrors and Chrysler's ParkSense rear park assist system. Powering the Rallye Redline is a 305-horsepower V6. The Redline makes use of a powerful 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that delivers 375hp and 410 lb-ft. of torque when mated with a six-speed manual transmission.

Due partly to a free-flowing performance exhaust system, the engine enables the Challenger to go from a standstill to 60 mph in less than 5.5 seconds. As an alternative, buyers can get the coupe with a five-speed automatic transmission that decreases the engine's power output to 372hp and 400 lb-ft. of torque. The Redline package can be ordered this spring with a base price of $1,995.

The equipment fitted inside the Dodge Challenger R/T Redline comes with the same level of standard as that of the 2013 Challenger R/T. This includes the HEMI 5.7-liter V8 engine that comes with cold-air induction and capable of 375 hp. Paired to the engine is the manual six-speed Tremec transmission. An automatic five-speed transmission is offered.

Other equipment includes the performance-tuned steering calibration, performance-disc brakes, and the performance-tuned suspension. On the inside, there is the USB port which is mounted on the console and offers both auxiliary audio input jack and iPod control. Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth is included as well as the SiriusXM Satellite Radio which offers subscription amounting to 12 months. There is also the instrument cluster, which makes use of LED, and has that primary 160-mph speedometer.

Meanwhile the instrument panel comes with the mini-carbon bezel. Going back to the outside, features that can be seen are the fog lamps, automatic headlamps, and the “R/T” grille badge.

The exterior also reveals the “HEMI” hood badges and the deck-lid spoiler in the rear having the same color as that of the body. Additional equipment are the bright pedals, Mopar T-handle, and the remote start. Drivers who want details and refinement showing more premium quality can have the 2013 Challenger R/T Plus as the basis for the Dodge Challenger R/T Redline.

This has the heated front seats with the premium Nappa leather seating in a choice of Radar Red or Dark Slate Gray. Those who love music are sure to love listening to it through the six premium Boston Acoustics speakers having a 276-watt amplifier. Fitted as well are the power heated mirrors, ParkSense rear park assist, and the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) having a temperature gauge.

There is also the HomeLink universal transceiver, vehicle security alarm, and tire-pressure location-specific monitoring and compass. Dodge Brand President and CEO Reid Bigland shared that considering the Challenger experienced excellent sales back in 2012, the Challenger R/T Redline is able to combine that distinct customized look with the iconic heritage of the brand.

The model has the well-known HEMI V8 engine with its exceptional performance combined with unrivaled customization, he added. He continued by saying that the new Challenger R/T Redline has the black chrome wheels having red accents and the distinct body-side stripes.

Press Release

Dodge Challenger RT Redline

While ice cold winter weather sweeps across Lake Shore Drive, the Dodge brand heats up the 2013 Chicago Auto Show by building on Challenger's red-hot record selling year, and now at the show, the introduction of the new Challenger R/T Redline with modern muscle-car cues, a potent HEMI® V-8 engine throwing down 375 horsepower and a performance-tuned chassis for world-class dynamics — this new Challenger delivers exactly what Dodge fans want.

"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 new 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.

2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Redline

Based on the 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T — America's most affordable V-8 muscle car at $29,995 MSRP — or R/T Plus, the new Challenger R/T Redline adds even more attitude and style with a right-from-the-factory custom look to the brand's iconic coupe.

Following Dodge Challenger's signature A-line bodyside character line, an all-new two-color Redline Red and Graphite stripe runs from behind the front wheel arches to the tail. For a distinctive look, the rear-quarter section of the stripe features the "Redline" name in Red over Graphite color scheme. For a distinctive look, the R/T Redline features a body-color grille surround.

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. For even more performance and driving precision at-the-limit handling, the available Super Track Pak adds Goodyear Eagle F1 P245/45R20 three-season performance tires, 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.

HEMI Power

For the performance enthusiast, the 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 gets up to 25 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway. When paired with the track-proven Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission, the Dodge Challenger R/T delivers smooth shifts, while delivering even more power through unique performance-tuned dual exhaust and under-floor mufflers with low-restriction bottle resonators. The result, 0-60 mph runs in the low-5-second range and a sinister exhaust growl for the cars left in its rear-view mirror; a trademark of the original Challenger HEMI from more than 43 years ago.

The 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. In addition, 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. And for even more control, steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters with "sport mode" transmission calibration are included.

Loaded with standard features

Dodge Challenger R/T Redline also includes a tremendous level of standard equipment found on every 2013 Challenger R/T, including the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with cold-air induction delivering up to 375 horsepower, Tremec six-speed manual transmission, performance-tuned suspension, performance-disc brakes, performance-tuned steering calibration, Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth, console-mounted USB port with iPod control and auxiliary audio input jack, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 12-months subscription, 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. Remote start, bright pedals and Mopar T-handle shifter are also included with the five-speed automatic transmission.

Just in time for spring

The 2013 Dodge Challenger with R/T Redline Group is available for ordering now and arrives at dealerships this April 2013 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).

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