With the 2013 Chicago Auto Show being just around the corner, is no surprise that the list of models to be displayed in there is getting bigger by the day. The latest announcement comes from Dodge , which will bring a very cool Challenger R/T Redline Edition to the show.
The new R/T Redline continues from where the Challenger Rallye Redline left off last year and can be built on either R/T or R/T Plus models. While the previous Rallye Redline edition was offered with a V-6 engine, the new version features a V-8 engine under its hood — making it more powerful and faster than the previous Rallye Redline version.
The model will be distinguished by some of the same things that the Rallye version was, but there are some twists added to the R/T version that make it stand out.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Redline.
Customers can choose between four exterior colors: Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Bright White and Pitch Black. Each color will be combined with the same two-color Redline Red and Graphite stripe running from behind the front wheel arches to the tail.
The car will sit on a set of 20-inch Black Chrome wheels combined with a Redline Red lip and inner backbone. The wheels can be wrapped in a set Goodyear Eagle F1 P245/45R20 three-season performance tires. These tires are offered in the Super Track Package, which also adds high-performance brake linings and a lowered ride height.
Each car will feature a Dark Slate Gray interior with performance seats wrapped in Dark Slate Gray (R/T) or Radar Red Nappa leather. Models with an automatic transmission will also get bright pedals, a Mopar T-Handle shifter and remote start.
Standard R/T Interior Features:
- 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
Standard R/T Plus Interior Features:
- 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
- HomeLink universal transceiver.
Under the hood, the new Challenger R/T Redline is a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that delivers a total of 375 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a standard track-proven Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission and delivers a fuel economy of 25 mpg. Also offered is an optional five-speed automatic transmission, but in this case the engine delivers only 372 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
|Engine||5.7-Liter HEMI V-8|
|Horsepower||375 (372 w/ automatic transmission)|
|Torque||410 pound-feet (400 pound-feet w/ automatic transmission)|
|Acceleration (0-60 mph)||5.5 seconds (manual transmission), 5.8 seconds (automatic transmission|
|Fuel Economy||15 mpg city/23 mpg highway (manual), 16 mpg city/25 mpg highway (automatic)|
The new 2013 Dodge Challenger with R/T Redline is now available for order and first deliveries will be made in April. The price for the package is $1,995, meaning that a Challenger R/T Redline will be priced at $31,990 and the R/T Plus version at $33,990.
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As we are talking about a Challenger, the list of competitors is pretty clear to everyone. The first model on the list is of course Ford Mustang, and taking under consideration the price of the new Redline edition, we will refer to the Mustang GT version.
It is priced at $30.750, which is competitive with the new Challenger edition, but it is considerable more powerful, as its 5.0-liter engine that delivers a total of 420 horsepower — 35 horsepower more than the Challenger. Unfortunately, Ford hasn’t released the official 0-to-60 time for the 2014 mustang, but we assume it will be nearly the same 4.7-second run the 2013 GT had. This means the Mustang will put the mid-5-second Challenger R/T Redline to shame to 60 mph.
Next there is the Chevrolet Camaro. Because of the price, we are going to talk about the 1SS version. Priced at $32,635, the Camaro 1SS is powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that delivers 426 horsepower when mated to a manual transmission or 400 horsepower when combined with an automatic one. The Camaro SS can hit 60 mph in as low as 5 seconds. This puts the Challenger R/T Redline a half-second behind the Camaro SS.
The new Dodge Challenger R/T Redline offers indeed a pretty impressive list of standard features, but as you can see, you can get more powerful and quicker muscle cars for the money. Of course, we will have to admit that the new Redline package makes it look better than ever, but we are wondering if it’s the look a customer really wants for when buying a muscle car. We’ll take power over looks any day of the week.
- Looks very cool with the new exterior colors
- Highly equipped
- HEMI V8 engine
- Less powerful than competition
- Pretty slow to 60 mph for a modern muscle car