When Dodge released the Challenger Rallye Redline last year, it brought a new dimension of styling to the car's classic muscle car lines, but it was only available in V6 form lacking the oomph to back up its sinister appearance. To remedy that situation, Dodge is unveiling the Challenger R/T Redline, powered by a Hemi V8 engine, at the Chicago Auto Show.

Other than the extra cylinders, most of the R/T's Redline package carries over from the Rallye model including the custom-look 20-inch black chrome wheels with red paint accents, but the R/T version of the package gets more of a retro look to the side stripes with graphite graphics featuring Redline lettering. Cars equipped with the six-speed manual transmission will get a performance-tuned, low-restriction exhaust allowing the engine to produce 375 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque; cars with the five-speed auto are rated at 372 hp and 400 lb-ft, but they do offer a bright chrome Mopar t-handle shifter and steering wheel paddle shifters.

The R/T Redline Group is offered only on cars painted in Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Bright White and Pitch Black, and it adds just $1,995 to the MSRP of the Challenger R/T (starting at $31,990) and the Challenger R/T Plus (starting at $33,990), which adds features like Nappa leather and Boston Acoustics speakers.

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New Dodge Challenger R/T Redline Delivers Red-hot Muscle Car Performance and Styling at the Ice-cold 2013 Chicago Auto Show
  • New 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Redline heats up the brand's iconic muscle-car lineup with HEMI-power, red-hot exterior accents and performance suspension
  • Signature 20-inch Black Chrome wheels feature a Redline Red accented lip and backbone for a customized look
  • Legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 delivers up to 375 horsepower and 410 lb-ft torque through a track-proven six-speed manual transmission, or paddle-shifting and driver adaptable automatic transmission
  • The 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Redline Group will be available this spring on R/T and R/T Plus models at a tremendous value with starting U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of just $1,995 building off America's Most Affordable V-8 Muscle Car

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 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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      Still looks great. People that prefer ultra-modern designs may not appreciate the Challenger, but they are some of the best retro-themed designs ever. I love how large and substantial these look personally.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now that's what I'm torquin' about!
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      Obviously I'd rather have the SRT but if i did get an R/T, this would be it. That thing is HOT
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sweet! Now if only come with an 8-speed it would be even better but that isn't likely til the next gen Challenger.
      • 2 Years Ago
      You can just give me a white one please. Although I still think Hemi Orange with black stripes is the best colour for a Challenger.
      Victor A. Frederick
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have a 2010 Chally R/T. It's big red brick, but I love the looks I get when my Chally runs up on a Porsche, Benz,BMW, etc. it's got the power to go, it's perfect. May not beat other cars, but I don't race. I just cruise.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stuff a viper V10 in there and it will be included in muscle car comparisons against ZL1 and GT500.
      • 2 Years Ago
      The 300 and its variants the Charger and the Challenger all look great on the outside, primarily because they are RWD, have short front overhangs, and, most importantly, have the necessary LONG Wheelbases any upscale car should have, and especially a true luxury car, and even more so, a FLAGSHIP Luxury car. Caddy and esp LIncoln, ARE YOU LISTENING??????
      • 2 Years Ago
      Painting the inside of the wheel red is kind of interesting, but it will be covered in black brake dust in no time, and I don't envision many people getting all up in there to clean that far inside the wheel. I would.
      • 2 Years Ago
      So basically their making what was exclusive to the V6 available on the base V8. Makes sense, I guess.
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      Another Dinosaur has been re-resurrected. Welcome to the 70's Ugly mobile.
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        Autoblog gets trolled 65 year old men trying to re-live their teen years by talking about something they dont even own.
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          34 year old Engineer, wife and two kids. I park my Challenger right next to my Trans Am in my garage. Daily driver is a Magnum RT. Once again, your wrong. Step up to the plate tough guy and post your email addy. I'll send you all the pics and prof you need. In return you can send me pics of your 98 Accord.
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      Ben Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      this thing looks ancient. its way too long and massive. the stance on this car and the Charger as so wrong the rear fender tangent is too high from the rear it looks like an acorn with wheels. too tall and too narrow.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ben Lee
        Lots of Challenger fanboys here I see. Whatevs. To each their own. @ Karfreek: You didn't get it. I mean that that because 225 hp is all that GM could wring out of a 5.7l in '86 375hp would be impressive, bit it's not now.
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