Time is running out for fans and enthusiasts of the iconic Dodge Challenger and Charger models, as the automaker has officially announced the end of production for these beloved sports cars. According to a recent statement from Dodge, all orders for the 2023 Challenger and Charger must be submitted by the end of July. After that, no new orders will be accepted, and the final vehicles will be rolling off the production line no later than December 31 of this year.
Dodge CEO, Tim Kuniskis, emphasized, “For enthusiasts looking to order a Dodge Challenger or Charger, especially a high-horsepower model, such as the Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat or a special-edition model, it’s truly the last call for the ‘Last Call.’” He also added, “As we transition to an exciting, electrified muscle car future, we’re marking the end of an unforgettable era for Dodge, and time is running out for those who want to own a piece of it.”
We already said our goodbyes in our recent review of the Dodge Challenger Black Ghost, figuring such a vehicle would be our very last vehicle of that kind. It will be hard to depart from getting these high-horsepower vehicles in for review, especially in their various Hellcat forms.
The Dodge Challenger, introduced in its third generation back in 2008, stands as one of the oldest vehicles still in production in the United States. Despite retaining its classic shape, the current model boasts substantial upgrades in terms of engine power and technological features compared to its 2008 predecessor. Similarly, the Charger, launched in 2011, shares several components with the previous-gen sedan that was revealed in 2006.
For those keen on acquiring a piece of Dodge’s history, the Dodge Horsepower Locator provides information on the remaining available vehicles through the brand’s dealer network. From the entry-level SXT model to the more recent special editions, interested buyers can explore the options. However, with production coming to an end soon, these remaining cars are likely to be in high demand and quickly sell out.
As Dodge looks forward to the future, they have offered a glimpse of what’s to come with the unveiling of the Charger Daytona SRT Concept. This upcoming electric vehicle boasts a retro design with remarkable performance figures. Ranging from the base 455-horsepower version to the awe-inspiring 800-volt SRT Banshee models, which exceed 800 horsepower, Dodge is stepping into an electrified era of muscle cars. Already available at dealerships is the Hornet R/T, a hybrid model featuring a 288-horsepower powertrain and an impressive all-electric range of 32 miles.