I’m a bit of a dark horse when it comes to the modern muscle car, as my review of the Dodge Challenger R/T will attest. While the Mustang and Camaro easily outsell the Challenger by a huge margin, having driven a Challenger SRT8 on a race track and living with a Challenger R/T for a week, I still hold that the Challenger offers the the strongest link to muscle cars of the past in modern packaging. While I’m in love with that Hemi V-8, Dodge is now offering a special package unique to V-6 Challengers in the new Rallye Redline.
Hitting the showroom floor this April, the Challenger Rallye Redline features a 3.6L V-6 rated at 305hp paired to a five-speed automatic with paddle shifters. Rallye Redline models are distinguished by a red triple stripe that runs from the hood to the trunk. Unique, red-lined 20″ alloys complete the exterior and separates it from lesser Challengers.
More than just pin stripes and rims, the Rallye Redline includes the Super Sport Group. Buyers get firmer shocks, thicker sway bars and a quicker steering ratio. Brakes also receive an upgrade, with dual piston calipers up front and vented rotors in the rear. The Challenger Rallye Redline starts at $28,745USD. While I am forever in love with the Hemi Challenger, the Rallye Redline offers better fuel economy with classic, menacing looks with a host of handling upgrades that should add up for a rewarding driving experience.