2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Blacktop

2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Blacktop packs sinister look, improved performance

The Chrysler Group has announced that for the 2013 model year, the Dodge Challenger R/T will be available with the optional Blacktop package that provides a dark, sinister look and while the Blacktop edition is available for other Dodge brand models, the Challenger R/T Blacktop is far more than just an appearance package.

The 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Blacktop begins on the outside where buyers can pick from three exterior paint colors - Pitch Black, Granite Crystal or Billet Silver Metallic – with all three choices coming with a matte graphite stripe with red trim running down the middle of the car. Next, the Challenger R/T Blacktop gets unique Gloss Black 20” aluminum wheels with Gloss Black center caps, a Gloss Black grille surround and a Gloss Black exterior fuel door. Inside, the Blacktop models sport the standard dark cloth interior with sport bucket seats up front found in other Challenger R/T models. Luckily, those who want more out of their dark themed 2013 Challenger Blacktop can also opt for the R/T Plus package which 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.

Whether buyers of the 2013 Challenger R/T Blacktop pick the standard R/T or the R/T Plus, their new Mopar muscle car comes powered by the 5.7L Hemi V8 which packs 375 horsepower and 410lb-ft of torque when mated to the standard Tremec 6-speed manual transmission. There is also an optional 5-speed automatic transmission that drops the power output to 372 horsepower and 400lb-ft of torque but on the plus side, those who pick the automatic transmission get a remote start system with the Blacktop package.


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