PIMS 2012: Dodge Charger Redline Concept makes Asia-Pacific debut

PIMS 2012: Dodge Charger Redline Concept makes Asia-Pacific debut image

Text: / Photos: Tim Ramos | posted August 19, 2012 01:58

Mopar-tuned concept flexes muscles at 4th Philippine International Motor Show

Dodge flexes its American muscles at the 2012 Philippine International Motor Show with the Asia-Pacific reveal of the Mopar-tuned Charger Redline Concept. The Dodge Charger Redline Concept made its world debut at Detroit earlier this year. The Dodge Charger Redline vehicle with all three Mopar performance stage kits made its way ahead of other markets in the region to the biennial motor show through distributor CATS Motors Inc.

Stage I: Aerodynamic Carbon Fiber Exterior Components and Interior Accents

Based on the 2012 Dodge Charger R/T model, Mopar's list of Stage I modifications include a full-width Mopar carbon fiber chin spoiler to give the Charger Redline a more aggressive appearance. Matching the Redline Tri-coat paint, the two-piece grille features a body-color painted-grille surround with black signature 'crosshair' insert. Large 20 x 8-inch Mopar Black Envy Wheels feature a Pitch Black-painted wheel face with polished accents. Mopar carbon fiber door scoops highlight Dodge Charger Redline's signature body-side scallops and include heritage 'R/T' badging to pay homage to the historic 1970 Charger model. A three-piece Mopar carbon fiber rear spoiler adds additional down force and provides an even more dynamic look. Emphasizing Dodge Charger Redline's fastback silhouette is Mopar's vinyl roof graphic in matte black.

The Dodge Charger Redline's cockpit design features premium materials and is further enhanced with a Mopar aluminum shift bezel and aluminum instrument panel bezel with Redline perimeter accent. For a more enthusiast-desired look, Mopar pedal covers are made from stainless steel and feature a rubberized pattern for improved traction.

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

Designed and tested straight from the factory, the Dodge Charger Redline features Mopar's Stage II performance kit to enhance its already world-class power, handling and braking.

Allowing the Dodge Charger Redline's legendary HEMI® V-8 engine to perform at its optimal level, Mopar's cat-back performance exhaust system delivers an increase in horsepower and 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 are track tested and deliver fade-resistance during hard braking use.

HEMI 426 High Output

Stage III: Mopar's Gen III High Output 426 HEMI V-8 engine, with 590 Horsepower on Tap

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) deliverying 220 more horsepower than a standard Charger R/T.

The legendary 426 cubic-inch 'Elephant Motor', delivers 590 horsepower via a lightweight aluminum V-8 engine block shaving more than 100 lbs. from the traditional cast-iron crate version. The new Gen III High Output 426 HEMI engine is professionally built and includes a stout, balanced lower reciprocating assembly that features a forged-steel crankshaft with six-bolt mains at 2, 3 and 4, and cross-bolted 4-bolt mains 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 provide excellent oil dispersion and prevents oil aeration by the crankshaft.

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.

For muscle car fans, the Dodge Charger Redline will not be made available to the Philippine market; but all three stages of the Mopar performance kits will be made available for order to install in the standard Dodge Charger R/T.