By Drew Johnson
Friday, Nov 2nd, 2012 @ 1:28 pm
 

Dodge is expanding its Blacktop appearance and performance package to include its 2013 Avenger and Challenger models. The Blacktop package is currently available on the Charger, and that will continue to hold true for the 2013 model year.

2013 Dodge Avenger Blacktop
Available on the Avenger SXT model, the Blacktop package adds a number of exterior design cues to give the four-door a more sinister look. Up front that means a Gloss Black grille and dark-tinted headlamp bezels, while the rear of the Avenger is treated to a body-color spoiler. The Avenger Black Top rides on unique 18-inch wheels finished in Black Gloss.

The Avenger Blacktop can be ordered in Black, Redline Red 2, Bright White, Tungsten Metallic and Billet Silver Metallic.

Other features packaged with the Blacktop trim include automatic headlamps, projector fog lamps, eight-way power driver seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, six speaker audio system, automatic temperature control and body-color heated exterior mirrors. The Blacktop package also includes black leather seats.

The Blacktop package will add $595 to the Avenger's MSRP.

2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Blacktop
Following the same general blueprint as the Avenger Blacktop, the Challenger Blacktop (available on Challenger R/T and R/T Plus models) includes 20-inch Gloss Black wheels, a Gloss Black grille surround, Gloss Black fuel door and a new matte black stripe kit that runs the length of the car.

However, the Challenger Blacktop takes things a step further than the Avenger Blacktop by adding Dodge's Super Track Pak, which includes a high-performance-steering gear, upgrade brake linings, monotube-shock absorbers, beefier Goodyear Eagle F1 Super Car three-season tires and a three-mode ESC with "full off" mode. All-season tires can be had for no additional cost.

Challenger Blacktop buyers have the choice of three exterior colors - Pitch Black, Granite Crystal or Billet Silver Metallic.

The Challenger Blacktop package will be offered with an MSRP of $1,995.

Dodge Charger R/T Blacktop
Previously available on Charger V6 models, the Blacktop package is expanding to Charger R/T and R/T Plus models for the 2013 model year.

Available in Pitch Black, Billet Metallic, Granite Crystal, Bright White, Redline Red Tri-coat and Phantom Black Tri-coat, the Blacktop package adds 20-inch Gloss Black wheels, Gloss Black front grille, and a body-color rear spoiler to the Charger's standard features list. Inside the Charger Blacktop comes equipped with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, a Sport Mode and a Beats Audio system that boasts 10 speakers with subwoofer and 552-Watt amplifier.

The Blacktop package can be added to any Charger R/T or R/T Plus model for $1,795.

All three Blacktop models will begin production in December, with the first deliveries scheduled for early 2013.