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2012 Dodge Charger Redline

Delivering performance and an even more aggressive look, the 2012 Dodge Charger Redline is a 426 HEMI®-powered showcase of new Mopar® performance kits that will arrive later this year. The Dodge Charger Redline with all three Mopar performance stage kits debuted at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.

2012 dodge charger redline

Stage I: Aero and trim treatments

Based on the 2012 Dodge Charger R/T, Mopar’s Stage I modifications include a Mopar carbon fiber chin spoiler; and, matching the Redline Tri-coat paint, a  grille surround with black signature “crosshair” insert. 20 x 8-inch black Mopar wheels have polished accents. Carbon fiber door scoops include heritage “R/T” badging. A three-piece Mopar carbon fiber rear spoiler adds downforce and provides a more dynamic look, while a vinyl roof graphic in matte black is there just for show.

The Dodge Charger Redline’s interior has a Mopar aluminum shift bezel and aluminum instrument panel bezel with Redline perimeter accent. Mopar pedal covers are made from stainless steel and have  a rubberized pattern for improved traction.

Stage II: Mopar Bolt-on Performance Parts Deliver Improved Power, Handling and Braking

Increasing power from the Dodge Charger Redline’s HEMI® V-8 engine, Mopar’s cat-back performance exhaust system delivers a menacing “throaty” sound. Under the hood, a front-tower cross-brace and front tower brace caps provide increased structural stability for improved handling dynamics. For ultimate braking capabilty, high-performance Mopar brake linings resist fade during hard use.

Stage III: Mopar’s 426 HEMI V-8 engine, with 590 Horsepower

Delivering 220 more horsepower than the 2012 Dodge Charger R/T, the Charger Redline features the new high-output version of the powerful and lightweight Gen III 426 HEMI V-8 crate engine (for race/off-road use only).

The Dodge Charger Redline with 426 Hemi delivers 590 horsepower via a lightweight aluminum V-8 engine block that shaves more than 100 lbs. from the traditional cast-iron crate version. The new Gen III High Output 426 HEMI engine includes a stout, balanced lower reciprocating assembly with a forged-steel crankshaft (six-bolt mains are at 2, 3 and 4, and cross-bolted 4-bolt mains are at 1 and 5). H-beam style rods are made from forged steel and coupled to forged 11:1 compression ratio aluminum pistons. Included is a revised windage tray to increase oil dispersion and prevent oil aeration by the crankshaft.

Charger redline

The Gen III High Output 426 HEMI engine’s valvetrain starts with a more aggressive roller camshaft with .639 intake and .628 exhaust lift and cylinder heads that feature the latest designs for exceptional flow characteristics. To help stabilize the valvetrain at high engine rpm, tie bars are available. Mopar cast-aluminum valve covers and billet fuel rails are also included in the Dodge Charger Redline’s Stage III performance kit.

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Two “new” Compass reviews T4OG: Trans Four Owner’s Group Mopars of the 2017 NYC Auto Show