Evolving into the largest homecoming of modern Dodge rear-wheel-drive
performance cars, the seventh annual Spring Festival of LXs marked the
perfect opportunity to reveal the new 2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye
Redline. With its powerful and efficient 305 horsepower engine,
paddle-shifting transmission, performance suspension designed to
maximize the muscle car's near 50/50 weight distribution for improved
handling, and all-new red hot styling enhancements - this new
Challenger delivers exactly what Dodge fans want.
"Infused with Dodge DNA, the new Challenger Rallye Redline adds
even more excitement to our iconic muscle car, and to show our
appreciation to our most hard-core enthusiasts, we revealed this new
model at Spring Fest," said Reid Bigland, President and CEO,
Dodge Brand - Chrysler Group LLC. "With its unique Redline Red
accented exterior details, available Radar Red leather, performance
suspension and brakes, and 305 horsepower V-6 with paddle shifters
getting 27 mpg this new Challenger fuses the nameplate's iconic
heritage with modern Dodge styling and performance."
New red hot styling details
Based on the 2012 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus, the new Challenger Rallye
Redline model adds even more 'bad boy' attitude and head-turning style
to the brand's iconic coupe.
Flanking the center of the Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline's
performance hood scoops, roof and deck lid is its signature Redline
Red stripe 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.
Filling the wheel wells, the Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline features
new 20-inch Pitch Black wheels with a Redline Red lip and inner drum
for a one-of-a-kind look. In addition, wider P245/45R20 Firestone
Firehawk all-season performance tires provide greater contact with the
road and a lower sidewall profile for improved steering precision and
All-new to the Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline model is the
availability of heated front performance seats in Radar Red leather.
In addition, Dodge Challenger's class-exclusive seating for five may
be wrapped in Dark Slate Gray leather.
The Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline is available in four colors,
including Bright Silver Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Bright White and
The new 2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline combines world-class ride
and refinement with its 305 horsepower aluminum Pentastar V-6 engine
and track-tuned performance suspension to deliver a thrilling driving
The Dodge Challenger's 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine features a
cold-air induction system and dual exhausts from the headers back to
the exhaust tips for maximum output. The result is 305 track-ready
horsepower (227 kW) at 6,350 rpm and a responsive 268 lb.-ft. (363
Nm) of torque at 4,800 rpm. The engine's torque exceeds 90 percent of
its peak value from 1,800 to 6,400 rpm, which provides outstanding
drivability and responsiveness. Thanks to its all-aluminum design, the
3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine provides the new Dodge Challenger
Rallye Redline with a 52.4 / 47.6 front-to-rear weight distribution
for improved balance and handling.
Enabling even more spirited driving with its five-speed Auto Stick
transmission are die-cast zinc steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters.
Race-inspired with precision feel, Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline's
paddle shifters are ergonomically located behind the sporty
thick-rimmed three-spoke Dodge steering wheel for maximum control.
And to deliver improved all around acceleration, the Dodge Challenger
Rallye Redline replaces its 2.65:1 rear-axle ratio for a more
responsive 3.06:1 unit.
Upping the ante, the Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline features the
Super Sport Group as standard equipment and includes:
performance-tuned suspension with 42 percent firmer front and 22
percent firmer rear monotube shocks. A larger 1.18-inch (30 mm) front
and a 0.78-inch (20 mm) rear-sway bar replace 1.06-inch (27 mm) and
0.62-inch (16 mm) bars, respectively and add to the Dodge Challenger's
cornering capabilities. A performance-tuned steering calibration
delivers 25 percent quicker steering and 20 percent heavier on-center
feel. Topping off the handling upgrade are larger and wider 20 x
8.0-inch (replacing 18 x 7.5-inch) wheels with wider P245/45R20
all-season performance tires (replacing P235/55R18 tires).
Making sure the Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline delivers world-class
levels of stopping power, larger performance disc brakes replace the
standard set. At the front, dual-piston front calipers replace
single-piston units and larger 13.6 x 1.26-inch (345 x 28 mm) vented
rotors replace 12.6 x 1.1-inch (320 x 28 mm) vented rotors. At the
rear, 12.6 x 0.87-inch (320 x 22 mm) vented rotors replace 12.6 x
0.4-inch (320 x 10 mm) solid rotors.
Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline also includes a tremendous level of
standard equipment found on every 2012 Challenger SXT Plus, 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.
Just in time for spring
The new Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline is available for ordering now
and arrives at Dodge dealerships this April with a Manufacturer's
Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $28,745 (excluding $925
About Spring Festival of LXs
Evolving into one of the largest gatherings of Chrysler and Dodge car
owners in North America, the seventh annual Spring Festival of LXs in
Irvine, Calif., is a celebration of approximately 1,000 of the most
"tricked out" Chrysler 300s, Dodge Chargers, Dodge
Challengers and Dodge Magnums.
Chrysler and Dodge LX (original vehicle platform code for Chrysler
300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Magnum) vehicles are some of the most
customized and accessorized vehicles in the country. Chrysler and
Dodge LX owners are also some of the most active in online forums, and
the Spring Festival of LXs turns their virtual community into reality
as a large meet-and-greet owner opportunity along with exclusive
roundtable forums with the people who design, engineer and manufacture
these Chrysler and Dodge vehicles.
Seven years ago, this event started as a small group and active
community of online "LX" owners and forum users. Today, the
Spring Festival of LXs has expanded into a collaboration that includes
Chrysler Group's California Business Center, aftermarket vendors,
vehicle displays and family-friendly fun with music, food and prizes.
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