And updates to the rest of the 2023 Charger and Challenger.
As you might have heard, Dodge is getting rid of the V8 Charger and Challenger models as it prepares for the upcoming EV revolution. To celebrate all things V8-related, Dodge will be building seven 'Last Call' Challenger and Charger models made in limited numbers.
So far, six have been revealed, but the seventh and final model, which was supposed to debut at SEMA, has been delayed. These models were also introduced sans pricing, but that problem has now been rectified.
The Challenger Shakedown Special Edition is the cheapest of the lot, with an MSRP of $63,590. The Widebody version of the Shakedown costs $67,490.
Next is the Challenger Swinger Widebody Special Edition, retailing for $66,190. A Charger Swinger goes for $69,690.
The most expensive of the Last Calls we've seen so far is the Challenger Black Ghost Special Edition, which has an MSRP of $99,315.
These prices exclude $1,595 destination fees, meaning the Black Ghost and King Daytona are $100,000 cars.
Thanks to the limited-edition Chrysler 300C, we know these cars will sell out fast.
Nearly all 2023 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger models, from the entry-level SXT V6 to the most expensive non-special Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak, have already been allocated to dealerships.
Dodge needed a new system to help customers find whatever model they're interested in, so it launched the new Dodge Horsepower Locator. Via the Dodge Garage site, customers can search dealership inventory using zip code, model, special-edition model, and trim level for Dodge Challenger and Charger vehicle order availability.
It will be updated daily, Monday through Friday, during the first few months of vehicle orders, providing customers with nearly real-time access to the most current list of vehicles available for ordering at dealerships.
Dodge did not mention any price protection strategy, so you can bet these models will likely sell at a premium. As for allocation, it will use a historical sales volume model. Its top 200 dealers will receive 12 special edition models each. Dealers ranked 201 to 300 in sales will get ten, and dealers 301 and above will get six.
"Dodge has been building special-edition muscle cars for the last decade, and we have yet to find an allocation methodology that satisfies everyone. Our new 'Last Call' Horsepower Locator isn't going to satisfy everyone either, but it's our attempt to take the mystery out of it," said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer - Stellantis. "We're making the process as transparent as possible, giving enthusiasts the power to search for each 2023 model and trim level allocated to each dealer. Our enthusiasts will have every opportunity to locate the Dodge 'Last Call' model they desire."
Since these special editions will likely sell out fast, Dodge is offering one other route to get hold of a special model.
It's also expanding its SRT Jailbreak models, which unlock color combinations and ordering restrictions. All Challenger and Charger SRT vehicles (excluding Last Call and Challenger SRT Super Stock) will be designated Jailbreak models, including the 717-hp Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat.
The Challenger SRT Hellcat Jailbreak retails for $70,035, while the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak sells for $78,640. A Charger SRT Hellcat Jailbreak Widebody starts at $78,340, and a Charger SRT Hellcat Jailbreak Widebody falls just below the $90k bracket at $78,340.
This will give customers more freedom to design an actual one-of-a-kind car, even if they can't get their hands on a Last Call model.