All of Dodge's Last Call models are in one place including the Demon 170.
Last year, Dodge announced it was going the electric route, but not before introducing seven "Last Call" limited edition models based on the famous Challenger and Charger to celebrate the Hemi V8. Dodge confirmed that the V8 is dead, but it has yet to comment on whether these muscle cars will live on with turbocharged inline-six power. That's a topic for another day, however.
For now, we'll take a closer look at the seven "Last Call" models, which will be nearly impossible to get. The Demon 170 goes on sale one week from now, giving customers enough time to prep. Retailing for just $96,666, it's the performance bargain of the year. In a straight line, it will outperform whatever production car you bring to the party.
We expected the Demon 170 to be the hottest of the lot since Dodge delayed the launch because prototypes kept blowing their engines up. We also thought it would be the most expensive and the most limited, but we were wrong. The Demon 170 will be the most readily available of all the cars you see here.
Here's the complete list of Dodge's various swansongs to the V8 muscle car, ending with the gnarliest one of all.
As we alluded to earlier, Demon 170 prototypes kept blowing up, and now we know why. Running on E85 (170-proof alcohol), the 2023 Demon produces 1,025 hp and 945 lb-ft of torque. It sends all that power to the rear wheels via an upgraded eight-speed automatic transmission. The 6.2-liter V8 is helped along by a 3.0-liter supercharger, which required Dodge to upgrade the standard engine with components from the famous Hellephant crate engine. The Hellephant's internal code is C170, which is also a neat tie-in with the new Demon's name, but secondary in influence to the 170-proof fuel.
While it may carry the Demon name, it's not an upgrade of the original 2018 840-horsepower monster.
This is the final V8 swansong, and Dodge threw everything at it. The result is a 0-60 mph time of 1.66 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 8.91 seconds with an exit speed of 151.17 mph. Since it doesn't have a roll cage, the NHRA has already banned it from competitive events. This car is so ferocious that Dodge requires you to sign a waiver acknowledging its lairiness on-road. It will also give you a one-day class for free, but whether that's enough to tame more than 1,000 horses is debatable.
The Demon 170 is the fiercest of the lost, but it's the most readily available. As you can see from the previous entries, it's not even the most expensive. Dodge aims to build 3,300 units, with 3,000 coming to America. It will avoid dealer markups by giving preference to dealerships selling the car at its suggested retail price of $96,666. That's an incredible price, equating to $94 per horsepower, given the performance and the model-specific details made to the interior and exterior. We're particularly fond of the updated Demon badge, now complete with yellow eyes and a dodgy neck tattoo.
It's a fitting goodbye to the age of the V8, and we admire Dodge for building as many as it possibly can. The American automaker could have easily limited production to 20 models and charged $500,000 each. Instead, it created a blue-collar supercharged V8 monster that can shame cars costing 20 times as much.
This is the first Last Call model introduced, and it's based on a SEMA build that dates back to 2016. Like the rest of Dodge's 2023 Challengers and Chargers, it will have a "Last Call" plaque under the hood. Features specific to the Shakedown include a Mopar Shaker hood, Shaker intake, Shaker under-hood decals, "392" fender graphics, and a rear spoiler graphic.
It also has a Shakedown stripe, unique badges, and 20-inch Low Gloss black alloy wheels with contrasting red Brembo brake calipers. The Interior comes standard with Black Nappa leather/Alcantara seats with red stitching, red seatbelts, and several red interior accents.
Of the 1,000 units to be produced, 500 will be standard R/T Scat Pack variants in Destroyer Grey, and the other half will be allocated to R/T Scat Pack Widebody models in Pitch Black. All models will be powered by the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine producing 485 horsepower. Dodge will charge $63,590 for the non-widebody model, while the wider version has an MSRP of $67,490.
The Super Bee allocation will also be split down the middle - 500 widebody models and 500 standard bodies. It's based on the Dodge Charger Scat Pack with the standard 485-hp HEMI V8. According to Dodge, this model is equally good at daily driving and drag strip racing, as it ships standard with a set of drag radial tires.
The 500 standard body models will be finished in B5 Blue, but what you really want is a Widebody, if only because it ships standard in Plum Crazy. Standard cars get 20-inch alloy wheels with 275-section tires, while wider cars have smaller 18-inch rims with 315-section tires. Brembo brakes finished in red are also standard, as is Dodge's active suspension with a Drag Mode that lowers the car for epic launches.
Visually, it's the best-looking of the bunch, especially in purple. It has a functional hood scoop, twin heat extractors, unique badging on the hood, and black hood pins. The interior gains Nappa leather with Alcantara inserts and Super Bee seatback logos.
The Super Bee costs $61,805 with the normal body and $67,300 in the Widebody format.
These two are also based on their respective Scat Pack models but are a tribute to an old Dodge Dart trim.
Dodge will build 1,000 widebody models of each, and all models will use the 485-hp/475 lb-ft 6.4-liter V8. The name is not related to swinger parties, but a particular go-faster Dodge Dart finished in green with a green interior, sporting gold accents and wooden inserts.
The original color scheme has been brought back on both models thanks to a green exterior, gold wheels, a Gold School grille badge, Gold School painted Shaker intake, and "Swinger" graphics. Instead of natural wood, the interior trim is a wood-like aluminum material.
The King Daytona is based on the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody, which adds a supercharger to the package and takes power up to 807 hp.
It's aimed at serious enthusiasts who know every little detail of Dodge's history. The King Daytona is an homage to William "Big Willie" Robinson, who dominated the drag racing scene with his 1969 Dodge Charger named "King Daytona." Big Willie also did his part in keeping drag racing off the streets.
The King Daytona is finished in Go Mango orange, and it has matching exterior accents. It also has orange Brembo brake calipers. On the inside, it has Black Nappa/Alcantara "Daytona" seats with orange stitching, a special King Daytona interior instrument panel badge, Orange interior accent stitching, a suede headliner, carbon fiber interior bezels, and an Alcantara steering wheel.
To park this bad boy in your garage, you'll need $98,420, but only 300 will be made.
The Black Ghost has the same mechanical setup as the Charger above, which means 807 hp and supercar slaying abilities. Its inspiration comes from the 1970 Dodge Challenger RT SE, nicknamed the Black Ghost. It belonged to Godfrey Qualls and was such a regular sight in Detroit that it was eventually included in the National Historic Vehicle Register.
Like the original, it's finished in Pitch Black with a "gator skin" vinyl roof decal. The grille is finished in Midnight Metallic, and other exterior features include a white fender graphic, a bright fuel cap, and 20-inch Satin Carbon Warp Speed wheels.
No interior photos are available, but we're guessing it's black. It's the most expensive Last Call of the lot, coming in at $99,315.
Shortly before SEMA, Dodge announced that the seventh and final model was not ready to make its debut. It blamed product and supply challenges at the time, but we've since learned that the last Last Call won't stop blowing up engines.
This leads us to believe it will be the most potent road-legal V8 Dodge ever produced. The current throne belongs to the Demon and its 840-hp supercharged V8. We think Dodge is going for the full 1,000 or possibly even more. Could it be a coincidence that Dodge introduced an upgraded Hellephant motor at the same SEMA show number 7 was meant to debut?
Even though the Charger name is older, it should be based on the Challenger because it's the most iconic muscle car of the two. Or it could be both. Either way, production will be the most limited. If we had to guess, it would likely be 100 models, ensuring future value.
While we included pricing in this article, don't expect to pay anywhere near MSRP. We already phoned around and found a Black Ghost and a King Daytona going for $75,000 above sticker.