Whilst the American manufacturers were displaying their latest products at the Detroit Motor Show this week, Dodge chose the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to display the 2012 Dodge Charger Blacktop. The car is also on display at the Detroit show, however, its introduction is probably more suited to the CES. Dodge has added a Beats By Dr. Dre audio system and a complete black paint job.

The Chrysler Group is the first automaker to integrate the Beats by Dr. Dre audio system in its vehicles. The system currently is standard with the 2012 Chrysler 300S and available as an audio upgrade in additional Chrysler 300 models. This particular Charger includes a Uconnect Touch 8.4 inch touchscreen display. This controls a twelve-channel amplifier and three 3.5 inch speakers located in the instrument panel, two 3.5 inch speakers located in the rear doors, Two 6×9 inch front-door woofers provide bass, two 6×9 inch speakers and a center-mounted eight-inch speaker located in the rear-shelf

The car itself is standard apart from the blacked-out treatment. It gets blacked out rims, taillights, paintwork with aluminum exhaust tips.

Reid Bigland, President and CEO of Dodge said:

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have built their careers on revolutionary and forward thinking decisions that formulate trends in music, popular culture and technology. Our goal in partnering with Beats by Dr. Dre is to integrate their recording-studio quality audio experience for our Charger enthusiasts to feel and hear their favorite music as it was intended – all while heightening the street performance and technology assets of the new 2012 Dodge Charger.

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