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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - PIMS 2012: Dodge Charger R/T Redline Concept makes Asian debut at motor show

We can probably thank the United States of America for occupying the Philippines decades ago as the ties that were forged between the two countries have made it possible for the Dodge Charger R/T Redline Concept to make its Asian debut at the 4th Philippine International Motor Show--six months after it made its public debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in January.

The Dodge Charger R/T Redline Concept showcases new Mopar performance kit that is divided into three stages and set to arrive later this year.

Stage I features aerodynamic exterior components and interior accents that enhance the car's look. Outside, the Charger R/T Redline Concept gets a full-width carbon-fiber chin spoiler; a two-piece grille with a body-color painted-grille surround and black signature "crosshair" insert; large 20x8-inch Black Envy wheels with a Pitch Black-painted wheel face and polished accents; carbon-fiber door scoops that highlight the car's signature body-side scallops and include the heritage "R/T" badging as homage to the historic 1970 Charger model; a three-piece carbon-fiber rear spoiler; and a vinyl roof graphic in matte black. For its cockpit, this Charger features premium materials that are further enhanced with an aluminum shift bezel, an aluminum instrument panel bezel with Redline perimeter accent, and stainless-steel pedal covers that feature a rubberized pattern for improved traction.

For the Stage II kit, bolt-on performance parts are added for improved power, handling and braking. Allowing the Charger Redline's legendary Hemi V8 engine to perform at its optimal level, a cat-back performance exhaust system delivers an increase in horsepower and a menacing "throaty" sound. Under the hood, a front-tower cross-brace and brace caps provide increased structural stability for improved handling dynamics. For ultimate stopping power, high-performance, track-tested brake linings are used to deliver fade resistance during hard braking.

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As for the Stage III performance package, an aluminum-block 7.0-liter V8 engine that puts out 590hp gets shoved under the hood to replace the 5.7-liter, 370hp cast-iron engine of the Dodge Charger R/T.

Can you handle that much power in a performance-oriented American sedan?

Photo by Marlon 'Taz' Dacumos

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