Under the hood of the model, the 5.7l HEMI V8 engine is used to deliver up to 376 horsepower and 556 Nm of torque. Controlled via a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission, the engine delivers 25 mpg highway. Using the five-speed automatic transmission, the engine produces 372 horsepower and 542 Nm of torque, with the same mileage rating.
On the exterior, the muscle car treatment includes a restyled trapezoidal front air dam with a larger opening and a larger “duck bill” front spoiler in black. At the interior, the R/T comes with leather-wrapped thick-rimmed three-spoke Dodge steering wheel (complete with back-lit cruise, Electronic Vehicle Information Center and Uconnect Voice Command controls), race-inspired instrument panel with four-bomb gauge cluster and a four-line display EVIC with trip and multimedia information from the Media Center radio.
For those with a taste for longer journeys, the auto maker decided to fit the new Challenger R/T with redesigned seat structures with improved cushioning, more comfortable contours, power lumbar and improved access to the rear seats.
The special edition of the model is being sold for $29,670 (excluding an $825 destination charge). If you find this version not to be to your liking, you can always choose from the Dodge Charger R/T, Journey R/T, Grand Caravan R/T or Durango R/T.