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Spicier Dodge Avenger R/T returns for 2012

2012 Avenger R/T - Click above for high-res image gallery If you're looking for an Avenger with a little more bite, Dodge may have just the car for you. The company will unveil its new Avenger R/T at the 2011 New York Auto Show this week, and though the drivetrain has been left largely untouched, the mid-sized fighter now packs a tighter suspension. Dodge engineers managed to increase the vehicle's roll stiffness by 18 per cent thanks to upping the front spring rates by 17 per cent and damper rates by 15 per cent. Out back, the rear springs see an increase in stiffness of 12 per cent... Read More

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