Meet the 2016 Dodge Challenger Blacktop.
No, it’s not just a Dodge Challenger with a blacked-out roof a la BMW M4 Coupe. It is however a standard Dodge Challenger with an optional new appearance package, offering up the usual groupings of exterior and interior upgrades in the event you want to differ yourself from all the other plebeian Challenger owners on the road.
What does the new appearance package get you? Optional on all trims levels of the Challenger, you can get a gloss-black grille–which should be impossible to keep clean–vinyl body stripes, black accents all around and a standard rear-spoiler and fuel door in contrast in, guess what color?
Also standard are some new 20-inch kicks with black-inside trim on the spokes, wrapped in fancy all-season rubber.
The interior also gets some changes with black trimmings, Dark Anodized paddle shifters for those too lazy to opt for the manual transmission, a standard sport steering wheel, Dodge-branded floor mats, and more.
But we swear Dodge isn’t racist, though you’ll never know if they’ll come out with a White or Yellow Appearance package. But who believes in political correctness with cars anyway?
Check out the press release below.
All-new Blacktop Appearance Group for 2016 Challenger models
Back by popular demand and continuing the Dodge brand’s popular “blacked out” appearance offering is the new Challenger Blacktop Package – now available for 2016 on Dodge Challenger SXT and SXT Plus models with 305 horsepower, or up to 375 horsepower with the HEMI V-8 powered Challenger R/T and R/T Plus models.
For a sinister look, Dodge Challenger Blacktop starts with large, 20-in. five-spoke Gloss Black aluminum wheels wrapped with all-season tires. Continuing the theme is the 1971-inspired split-grille in Gloss Black, while Satin Black finishes on the deck-lid spoiler and fuel-filler door provide an aggressive look. And, to make sure the Challenger Blacktop has a one-of-a-kind appearance, a new “strobe” designed dual stripe runs from nose-to-tail and harks back to “Mopar-or-no-car” nostalgia.
Inside, the Blacktop Package amplifies the sinister exterior styling through discrete and subtle dark finishes and appointments on Dodge Challenger SXT and R/T models. Inside, passengers will find a premium black cloth interior on Challenger SXT and R/T models and standard Nappa and perforated Nappa leather in black on SXT Plus and R/T Plus models. Also included is the Dodge performance-contoured steering wheel with Dark Anodized finished paddle shifters. Painted accents feature new for 2016 K-Black bezels to accentuate the Dark Brushed II aluminum instrument panel and aluminum center console bezels. For added sinister detail, the 1971-inspired ‘tic-toc-tach” gauges feature Gloss Black inner and outer cluster rings. The Blacktop comes complete with premium velour-bound floor mats with the Dodge logo embroidered in Tungsten.
Additional technology features on 2016 Dodge Challenger SXT and R/T models with the Blacktop Package include ParkView rear backup camera and fog lamps on Challenger SXT.
– By: Chris Chin