Chrysler just unveiled a new edition of the Dodge Challenger called Rallye Redline, as a sort of tribute to the annual pring Festival of LXs, the largest owner gathering of Dodge Chargers, Dodge Challengers, Dodge Magnums and Chrysler 300s in North America. The car looks awesome, but don’t be fooled. It’s only got a V6 engine.
It’s a good V6 though. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine in this Challenger makes 305 horsepower (227 kW) and 268 lb.-ft. (363 N•m) of torque, 90 percent of which available from just 1,800 rpm. So you can have some good old muscle car fun with it.
Exclusive performance changes include an uprated rear axle, performance-tuned suspension, steering system, larger performance disc brakes, and 20 x 8.0-inch (replacing 18 x 7.5-inch) wheels with wider P245/45R20 all-season performance tires (replacing P235/55R18 tires). All that means the Challenger RR is a tad better to drive.
But buying a muscle car for its handling it’s like buying a Rambo film for its plot. You buy this the looks and the feel. That’s where the RR excels. It comes with the redline red stripe over the performance hood scoops, roof and deck lid, with two thin side stripes for added detail. A body-color painted deck-lid spoiler adds to the performance look, while continuing the Redline Red triple stripe pattern at the center.
As mentioned 20-inch wheels are also included in the package, and finished in black for a more bad boy look.
The Dodge Challenger RR is available in four colors, including Bright Silver Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Bright White and Pitch Black. For the interior you have the option of either heated front performance seats in Radar Red leather, or Dark Slate Gray leather.
Based on the 2012 Challenger SXT Plus, the Redline comes with lots of standard equipments, including: Uconnect™ hands-free phone, six Boston Acoustic Speakers with 276-watt amplifier, premium Nappa leather faced seats, heated front seats, SIRIUS/XM satellite radio with 12-month subscription, fog lamps, dual exhausts, automatic temperature control, power 10-way driver’s seat, cruise control, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Keyless Enter ‘n Go, and six standard airbags.
The best thing about this car however is the ridiculously cheap price. It starts at only $28,745. It will be close to 30 grand when you add the destination charge to it, but still, that’s no money at all for a car that looks this good and has the coolest gear lever in the world!
Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline won’t be satisfying as a car. Fact. But as a toy, something to have fun with, it is brilliant.