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.