2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline Edition Introduced at Chrysler's Spring Fest
Last week, our very own Keith Buglewicz and Trevor Dorchies spotted a 2012 Dodge Challenger with what couldn't be described as anything but a devilish paint job at a small SRT media event at El Toro Airforce Base in Southern California. Was it a one-off like many of the other cars Chrysler had on-hand? Or was it a new model altogether? Now we know. Making its debut last weekend at Chrysler's annual LX Spring Festival, the 2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline introduced a new style and suspension package to the V-6-powered Challenger model. Decked out in Pitch Black with Redline Red contrast striping, the Challenger Rallye Redline is the latest special edition to join the automaker's fleet. But don't just think of it as a paint job special, as it has some extra bits and pieces under the sheetmetal for its $29,670 price of admission, including $925 for destination and handling. That additional fare brings Pitch Black, 20-inch chrome wheels with a red lip, a five-speed automatic linked to Chrysler's 305-horsepower Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6, and gray or red leather inside. When opting for the red leather, heating elements are also available. Additionally, the Rallye Redline comes with the Super Sport Group that has firmer shocks and a quicker steering ratio. It also has larger brakes than the standard Challenger: dual-piston, 13.6-inch rotors up front replace single-piston 12.6-inch rotors, and vented 12.6-inch rotors out back replace the solid brake rotors found in other V-6 Challengers. Making its official introduction at the LX Spring Festival, the nation's largest gathering of LX-platform vehicles that include the Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300, and out of production Dodge Magnum wagon (The Challenger is on a shortened version of the same platform called "LC."), the Challenger Rallye Redline was designed to amp up excitement in what is often the least-publicized version of the Challenger—the V-6 model—as it shares a showroom space with the high-horsepower Challeger R/T and SRT8 models. However, it looks like it'll do its job just fine. The Challenger Rallye Redline will go on sale this April. Source: Dodge
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