Dodge has added a bit of spice to its Hemi-powered Challenger for 2013, offering up this new Redline package that makes its official debut at the Chicago Auto Show. The R/T Redline builds on the Rallye Redline kit that was created for the V6 Challenger, and we like how these subtle changes add to the muscle coupe's already classic styling.

In addition to the black chrome 20-inch wheels with red accents, the R/T Redline adds subtle graphics along the beltline. Inside, cars equipped with the six-speed manual transmission get a performance tuned exhaust that allows the engine to send a full 375 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. (Redline Challengers with the five-speed automatic produce 372 hp and 400 lb-ft.)

The Redline package retails for $1,995 and can be had on both Challenger R/T and R/T Plus models. Scroll down for the full press blast.
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- 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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    • 1 Second Ago
      Rieku Ame
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hate the fact that I like this car. It's too big. It's too heavy. And the back looks ... umm ... funny. But it's the most retro of the new breed of American muscle cars.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was really hoping to see the 2014 in either Detroit or Chicago, but it is still not here! I spoke to a couple of engineers here in Rochester. I was told the 2014 will be a very nice refresh, bringing the interior up to par with the Charger. It would also feature all LED lights, and other niceties. When will we see it all?
        • 2 Years Ago
        I have been waiting for years for LED technology to get in the Challenger before I buy. I want LED inside and out.
      daddy o
      • 2 Years Ago
      I still own my orignal 1967 R/T with a 440 init and you have tp pry it out of my cold dead hands I bought it new it has 30,00 orignal miles on it with a 4speed!
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the exterior but man is that interior a gray wasteland! You'd think they could have added in some contrasting red in places.
        • 2 Years Ago
        They offer the interior with either graphite or race red leather, it isn't a bright red,and it is standard. It looks much better with the seventies style two tone seats and interior door. There is no extra charge for the two tone and it makes the interior look much better.
      Michael Gorman
      • 2 Years Ago
      FYI, the 6 speed does have a different exhaust, but the power difference is from a 91 Octane factory tune.
      • 2 Years Ago
      OK, I'm still waiting for that 2dr Dodge Charger R/T with manual transmission!
      • 2 Years Ago
      They need to lower the body about a foot and make a AAR version I think. Put the loverloure window on the back. you also need to raise the front end up a little higher than the rear. They need to bring back me '70 Cuda too if they have to hold Plymouth Rock hostage. I'll buy one if I ever win the lotto to pay for it, gas and insurance. That one will have a Hemi in it. And the 3 speed slackstick transy.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still the best buy of the 3 musclecars.Build the Mustang and Camaro similar equiped,the Dodge offers the most features at the lowest price.Plus its the nicest looking of the three vehicles.
        • 2 Years Ago
        While I love the Challenger styling, the pricing isn't really on par. Challenger R/T pricing is in line with Mustang GT 5.0 pricing and the Mustang is much faster. You need to step up to the SRT8 to be comparable to the GT or SS. The current Challenger is never going to win on being the performance bargain of the 3.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love my 2011 R/T Classic 6-speed. Sure it's big, but I have a family and we all get to enjoy it. It's not lacking power, it has no problem lighting up the rear tires at WOT and can bark them HARD in 2-4th. It's very comfortable and fun to drive. Everywhere it goes it draws a crowd.
      Street King
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pop quiz for the keyboard engineers, find me a RWD, V8 car from any continent that has the same dimensions as this that weighs less. Now hurry up and get back with your results!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Street King
          Street King
          • 2 Years Ago
          Wrong. I said same size, this car is bigger than those both dumb azz. This car is the same size and weight as the Maserati GrandTurismo, BMW M6 and Mercedes CL. Go see how much they weight and get back to me
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Street King
        because 'bigger is better, amirite?" Obviously compensating for something
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still looks good, especially in white. If I was buying a new car it would likely be one of these or an R/T classic.
      • 2 Years Ago
      still too big and heavy
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