Dodge’s iconic muscle cars, the Challenger and Charger, will conclude their run post-2023, signaling the end of their traditional gasoline engines, inclusive of the Hemi V-8s and Hellcat.
Those who’ve fantasized about owning one of these but haven’t yet made a move still have a limited window of opportunity.
Dodge Charger Snapshot
On Monday, Dodge advised its dealerships to place their concluding orders for the 2023 models of the Challenger and Charger by July’s end.
The manufacturing of these cars will wind down by 2023’s conclusion, followed by a substantial revamp of the production facility in Brampton, Canada, to facilitate electric vehicle production. The anticipated completion of these modifications is set for 2025.
Dodge Charger Daytona Concept
Dodge hasn’t formally declared the cessation of the Challenger and Charger models; they’re simply ending their current iterations. Anticipate successors, albeit electric ones. Dodge has already given a sneak peek of its upcoming 2024 electric muscle car through the Charger Daytona concept.
To celebrate the existing models and their gasoline engines, Dodge has introduced a series of seven unique versions, collectively called the Last Call cars. The flagship of this series is the formidable Challenger SRT Demon 170, producing an impressive 1,025 hp on E85 fuel and reaching 60 mph from standstill in an astonishing 1.66 seconds on a prepared surface.
The production slot for the ultimate Challenger SRT Demon 170 was auctioned off last month in Las Vegas for $700,000.
2023 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Swinger and 2023 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Swinger
For those who couldn’t acquire one of the Last Call editions, all 2023 Challenger and Charger models come with unique features, symbolizing the finality of their kind. Although these vary per model, each car will sport a commemorative plaque under the hood, displaying the inscriptions “Last Call,” “Designed in Auburn Hills,” and “Assembled in Brampton.”
To facilitate securing one of these last vehicles, Dodge has made available the Dodge Horsepower Locator on www.DodgeGarage.com. This online tool presents an inventory of the remaining Challengers and Chargers designated for dealerships, ranging from entry-level SXT to special edition models. It also enables users to connect with dealerships for order placement.
“Dodge Challenger or Charger enthusiasts looking to secure a high-horsepower model like the Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat or a special edition, should heed the last call,” stated Tim Kuniskis, CEO of Dodge. “As we shift towards an electrifying muscle car future, we commemorate an era in Dodge history that is unforgettable. The countdown has begun for those wishing to own a slice of that legacy.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Dodge gas-powered discontinuation
When is Dodge discontinuing the gas-powered Challenger and Charger?
Dodge will discontinue the gas-powered versions of the Challenger and