_ Mopar has just released details of their latest creation, the Dodge Charger Redline, and it looks like it’s going to be a very happy new year for Dodge fans.
The Redline, which is based on the Charger R/T, takes the standard car and makes use of a number of go-faster parts available in three stages. Stage I is a cosmetic/aerodynamic upgrade, making use of a carbon fibre chin spoiler, body-colour painted-grille with black inserts, black 20-inch wheels, carbon fibre door scoops, a carbon fibre rear spoiler, and a vinyl roof graphic in matte black.
Stage II adds bolt-on performance parts for improved power and handling. Parts include: a Mopar cat-back exhaust system for a more aggressive exhaust note, front-tower cross brace and caps, and high-performance brake linings.
_ Stage III features an engine swap – the standard 5.7-litre engine is put aside in favour of Mopar’s 426 (7.0-litre) Hemi V8 engine. The aluminium 426 Hemi (nicknamed Elephant Motor) produces 590hp, and has a compression ratio of 11:1. However, this engine is intended for off-road/race track use only.
The Dodge Charger Redline will debut at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.