Mopar is really raising the bar for American sports saloons at this year’s Detroit Motor Show. After the Chrysler 200 Super S now check this out, the Doge Charger Redline.
The new special edition Charger is a 426 HEMI-powered showcase of new Mopar performance kits. If you’ve already ordered a Super Bee maybe it’s time to call your dealer and start negotiating again.
The Redline treatment for the Charger is devided into three stages. Stage I deals with the aesthetics, and provides items like full-width Mopar carbon fiber chin, Redline Tri-coat paint, the two-piece grille features a body-color painted-grille surround with black signature “crosshair” insert. Large 20 x 8-inch Mopar Black Envy Wheels feature a Pitch Black-painted wheel face with polished accents.
Other features include Mopar carbon fiber door scoops highlight Dodge Charger Redline’s signature body-side scallops and include heritage “R/T” badging to pay homage to the historic 1970 Charger model, plus three-piece Mopar carbon fiber rear spoiler and Mopar’s vinyl roof graphic in matte black.
After the rather substantial visual package, we get to the performance parts of Stage II, including Mopar’s cat-back performance exhaust system, a front-tower cross-brace and front tower brace caps, and high-performance Mopar brake linings.
Finally the Stage III provides many upgrades for that massive V8, such as a stout, balanced lower reciprocating assembly that features a forged-steel crankshaft with six-bolt mains at 2, 3 and 4, and cross-bolted 4-bolt mains at 1 and 5. H-beam style rods are made from forged steel and coupled to forged 11:1 compression ratio aluminum pistons.
The result is an output of 590 hp, 220 more than the standard Charger R/T. What a machine!