Dodge has unleashed three very special packages for the Avenger, Challenger and Charger. They’re called Blacktop, and along with their darked-out, stealth-fighter look, they’re designed to supply extra content and excitement at a price you can’t refuse.
The Avenger Blacktop (above) starts with the SXT model and adds a unique Gloss Black grille, 18-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels with matching center caps, dark-tinted headlamp bezels and a body-color rear spoiler. Standard Blacktop features are too numerous to name here, but they include six-speed Auto Stick transmission, eight-way power driver seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, six speaker audio and automatic temperature control. The select exterior colors offered are Bright White, Redline Red 2, Tungsten Metallic, Billet Silver Metallic—and deep, sinister Black, naturally.
The Charger Blacktop is offered on the R/T and R/T Plus models and includes the 5.7L, 370 hp HEMI V8. Gloss Black grille, 20-inch Gloss Black wheels, and body-color rear spoiler are included, while available exterior colors include Pitch Black, Bright White, Billet Metallic, Granite Crystal, and two luxurious Tri-Coat finishes, Redline Red and Phantom Black. A real driver’s machine, the Charger Blacktop also includes steering-wheel mounted paddle shifter, performance-tuned suspension, and dual exhausts.
Completing the blacked-out theme, the Challenger R/T Blacktop also employs Gloss Black 20-inch wheels and Gloss Black Grille surround, but then adds a Matte Graphite full-length body stripe with red accent. Along with the 5.7L, 375 hp HEMI V8, standard equipment includes the Super Track Pack with performance brake linings, shocks, and steering gear. All business, the Challenger Blackout is offered in three colors: Granite Crystal, Billet Silver Metallic, and Pitch Black.
All three Blackout packages offer exclusive appearance features as well as extra content at a significant savings over purchasing the options separately—see your dealer for a complete list of equipment and pricing info. “All the Blacktop packages have a very blacked-out look to them, hence the name. ” says Richard Cox, Dodge Brand Director. “Blacktop is a vehicle that gives you a customized look, that makes you want to get out on the open road—the blacktop. That’s what the Blacktop packages are all about.”