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Dodge Announces ‘Last Call’ V8 Models for Challenger and Charger


Dodge has announced limited production “Last Call” editions of the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger, marking the end of the era of the legendary V8 HEMI engine in these vehicles.

Dodge’s 2023 “Last Call” lineup will return some traditional colors to its wide range of exterior colors, giving customers even more options. Dodge will also offer certain packages that have never been offered before, including the Charger/Challenger GT Blacktop Edition, Charger GT HEMI Orange Edition and new to the region, the Charger Scat Pack Widebody.

These special models will pay homage to muscle cars, and all 2023 Charger and Challenger vehicles will receive a commemorative “Last Call” hood panel.

Limited edition

Limited edition models sold in the Middle East include Charger/Challenger Swinger, Charger King Daytona, Challenger Black Ghost and Challenger Shakedown. With their powerful engines, distinctive styling and unique features, these vehicles are a true testament to the enduring legacy of the American muscle car.

The V8 HEMI is an iconic engine that has become synonymous with American muscle cars for many years. HEMI engines have been an iconic feature of Dodge vehicles for decades and continue to captivate car enthusiasts around the world. It is known for its impressive output, unmistakable sound and unique design.

“This year marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the history of our brand as we say goodbye to an iconic era and usher in an electrified future,” said Stuart Laurie, head of Chrysler, Dodge and Ram Trucks, Stellantis Middle East. Since then, the V8 HEMI engine has been at the heart of the Dodge Challenger and Charger, embodying the essence of what makes these muscle cars so special. With our limited edition ‘Last Call’ models, we pay homage to the storied history of these vehicles while pushing them to the New heights of power and performance.”

Charger/Challenger Swinger

The original Dodge Dart Swinger was a member of Dodge’s “Scat Pack” club, packing serious horsepower into a compact package and including “snazzy” options such as green-on-green interior/exterior color combinations, gold trim and wood panel interiors decorative touch.

The 2023 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Swinger and 2023 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Swinger modern special edition models look back for inspiration from the past, offering a retro exterior and interior. Around 1,000 units will be produced worldwide.

Charger King Daytona

The 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona’s lineage can be traced back to a famous monarch of the West Coast drag racing scene in the 1960s and 1970s: William ‘Big Willie’ Robinson, who nicknamed his 1969 Dodge Charger the “King Daytona” and Not only use it to win on the drag strip, but also to keep racers on the track and off the street.

The 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona pays homage to the original by boosting performance to 807 horsepower and pairing the Go Mango exterior with a unique orange interior. Around 350 units will be produced worldwide.

challenger black ghost

The 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Wraith Special Edition offers a modern take on this historic vehicle, wrapped in black and chrome, including a unique black “Alligator” roof vinyl graphic similar to the original that surrounds the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye widebody to 807 hp. Around 400 units will be produced worldwide.

challenger challenge

The 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown pays homage to the original Dodge Shakedown Challenger concept that rocked showrooms when it was unveiled at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. The special-edition 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown follows the theme of the original, a black-and-red interior and exterior that blends modern and retro vibes. Around 1,000 units will be produced worldwide. — trade arab news agency


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