The new and exciting Blacktop package available for the 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T announced by Chrysler group provides aggressive and sinister styling for their premiere performance touring automobile
As part of Dodge’s ongoing effort to keep their Challenger vehicle ahead of its competition in stylistic options and packages, the new Blacktop package available for the 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T provides beautiful and unique options for prospective Challenger shoppers. The new Blacktop package begins at the exterior level where three unique paint and stripe options are available. The three available paint colors for the Blacktop Challenger package are: Pitch Black, Granite Crystal and Billet Silver Metallic. Each of these color options will then be finished off with a matte graphite single stripe running down the center of the hood and vehicle, the outside of which is trimmed in red.
Further accentuating the Challenger R/T Blacktop’s exterior is a full set of unique Glass Black Chrome 20″ alloy wheels. The Gloss Black wheels are offset with other unique gloss black touches, including Gloss Black grille surround and a Gloss Black exterior fuel door. These metallic touches work in tandem with the Matte black striping and the metallic paint for a much coveted tuner look for the Dodge Challenger straight off of the lot. The combination of Blacks and Greys has become one of the most popular configurations for highly customized vehicles, and can be seen at shows and drive-ins, however few of them are as complete or as nuanced as this Challenger Blacktop package.
The Blacktop package extends its stylistic cues from the exterior to the interior as well. Inside the Blacktop Challenger are standard dark cloth interior with sport bucket seats up front, a standard available option for the Challenger R/T, that are offset with other small gloss black metallic touches. However, for the prospective buyer looking for more, there are other options available with the Blacktop Package to improve both the vehicle’s interior and performance.
The R/T Plus package adds heated Nappa leather seats in Dark Slate Grey or Radar Red along with added goodies like a 6 speaker Boston Acoustics premium sound system with a 276-Watt amplifier, ParkSense rear park assist, power heated mirrors, EVIC with temperature gauge, a tire pressure monitoring system, vehicle security alarm, and HomeLink universal garage door opener. All of these goodies will make for a more luxurious and complete interior feel and driver comfort experience.
For increased performance, Dodge also offers their Challenger R/T Super Track Pack upgrade. Coupled with the 375HP/410lb/ft torque engine inside of the Challenger R/T, the Super Track Pack works to increase vehicle performance by adding a sport tuned steering system, heavy duty brakes with high friction pads and specially tuned anti-lock braking system sensors that aid in high speed stopping/cornering. The sport suspension system with monotube shock absorbers and a set of Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3-season performance tires round out the Super Track Pack to help with handling and road stick. The Super Track Pack also includes a unique version of the Electronic Stability Control system that allows the driver to select a true “full off” mode – which is ideal for time spent on the race track when you do not want the stability control kicking in as you soar through a high speed corner.
The base Challenger R/T starts at $29,995, which makes it the most affordable V8 powered American muscle car on the market today. The Blacktop package for the Challenger R/T will add $1995 to the vehicle’s cost. Other goodies for the Challenger R/T, such as the Super Track Pack and the R/T Plus Package can run the vehicle’s cost upwards of $36,000 for full appointments.
No official photos have yet been released of the Blacktop Challenger R/T, but we screen-capped a few still images from the Blacktop release video. In addition to the Challenger R/T, the Avenger and Charger R/T will also be available with their own versions of the exterior Blacktop package.