There aren’t a lot of cars that look good with racing stripes, but the Dodge Charger is arguably one of them. And new stripes are exactly what it has received for the 2019 model year.
Where the top Charger SRT Hellcat was available until now with gunmetal-grey or carbon-black stripes, the dual center stripes can now be ordered in red, blue, or silver as well. And for the first time, the carbon stripes can now be ordered on the lower-spec Charger R/T, with or without the Scat Pack.
They run up from the front bumper, over the hood, through the intake, across the roof and down the trunk lid, giving the muscle sedan a classic racer look – available for $995.
“Exterior stripes, especially when they are a contrasting color, amplify the shape of the hood and highlight how big the air-intake is, all of which combine to truly accentuate the shape of the Charger,“ said FCA exterior designer Mark Trostle. “Our customers love the ability to make their cars unique and with five different stripe colors and an awesome color palette of thirteen colors, they can truly make their Charger their own.”
Other changes that Dodge has instituted for the 2019 Charger include the expansion of all-wheel drive to the Charger SXT and rear-drive for the Charger GT. The latter, along with the Charger R/T, also get updated styling elements and upgraded chassis components. The R/T Scat Pack and Hellcat models benefit from new Launch Assist and Line Lock features as well as a new grille, with the Hellcat also getting new Torque Reserve and After-Run Chiller systems.
“The Dodge Charger continues its run as the sales leader in the large car segment for the fifth year in a row,” added FCA passenger-car chief Steve Beahm. “And as the aftermarket customization business continues to balloon, these new stripe options give Charger buyers the opportunity to make what is already the only four-door muscle car in the market even more unique, and to do it straight from the factory.”