Dodge Challenger Black Ghost With 807 Horsepower Will Give EVs Nightmares

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It's a send-off to gasoline power.

  • It's called the Black Ghost special edition
  • Only 300 will be made
  • Powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 producing 807 hp
  • Standard Pitch Black exterior and a black "gator skin" vinyl roof decal

Dodge is releasing seven special edition "Last Call" models as a final send-off for the gas-powered Challenger and Charger.

We've already seen five of these cars, including the SEMA-inspired Challenger Shakedown, the Charger Super Bee with drag radial tires, the retro-themed Charger and Challenger Swinger, and the Charger King Daytona with 807 horsepower. The sixth Last Call model has just been announced based on the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody.

It's called the Black Ghost special edition, and it's a throwback to the Challenger of the 1970s. Like the King Daytona, only 300 examples will be built, making this one of the rarest Last Call models. Like its Charger sibling, it features a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that's been bumped up to 807 horsepower.

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The mostly-black design is inspired by the Black Ghost, a black 1970 Dodge Challenger RT SE (special edition) owned by Godfrey Qualls, who drove the car around Detroit's Woodward Avenue in the 1970s. This car was so legendary in the Motor City it was added to the National Historic Vehicle Register.

Dodge's latest special edition pays homage to the original with a Pitch Black exterior and a black "gator skin" vinyl roof decal. Other unique exterior details include a white rear fender graphic, bright 'Dodge' and 'Challenger' badging, a Midnight Metallic SRT grille badge, Mopar hood pins, a bright fuel cap, and 20-inch Satin Carbon Warp Speed wheels.

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Dodge didn't post any photos of the interior. Still, the Black Ghost includes a unique instrument cluster badge, Alcantara/Laguna leather seats and door cards, an Alcantara steering wheel with a red SRT logo, real carbon fiber trim, and a Dynamica suede headliner.

In addition to the visual changes, Dodge gave the Black Ghost a 3.09:1 rear axle ratio and black six-piston Brembo brake calipers. Since this car is based on the Challenger Hellcat Widebody, we assume it will only come with an eight-speed automatic as a transmission choice.

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"There are so many legendary muscle cars in Dodge brand history, it was hard to choose the seven vehicles we wanted to pay homage to with our Last Call lineup, but the Black Ghost was an easy pick," said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer. "The 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost is the prelude to what we're going to unveil with our seventh and final special-edition model."

The final Last Call model will be revealed at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas, and rumors suggest it will be the most potent Hellcat ever with over 900 hp, thanks to an E85 tune.

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