TEASED: New Dodge Model Will Be Last Of Its Kind

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The automaker is determined to give internal combustion the send-off it deserves.

Dodge has been in the news a lot of late as rumors surrounding the future of the Challenger and Charger swirl. Among the news that we know to be true is that these cars' successors will not be powered by V8 engines. Beyond that, we've been getting clues as to the new form that Dodge muscle cars will take, thanks to the filing of trademarks for the Fratzog name. But there's still plenty that we don't know for sure. Some say that the Hellcat swansong will run on ethanol. Others say it will produce over 900 horsepower.

Thankfully, the speculation is about to come to an end as Dodge has today made several significant announcements, among which is news of the future of the abovementioned muscle cars, as well as some exciting new products that will complete the lineup.

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Dodge has now teased seven 2023 special editions hidden under car covers a part of the first day of Dodge Speed Week at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan. Six of these cars "share a connection to iconic Dodge vehicles from the past," going back to the dawn of the muscle car era in the 1960s and 1970s. This explains why the brand trademarked both the Fratzog and Tomahawk names recently.

The seventh model "will be the last of its kind" and will be revealed at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, scheduled for November 1-4. We suspect that this will be the Challenger Hellcat swansong we mentioned earlier, and with it being revealed at SEMA, the rumor about ethanol fuel seems more and more legitimate.

For those not interested in absolute power, R/T models will now feature "345" fender badges as a nod to the 345-cubic-inch HEMI under the hood.

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In addition to these developments, SRT Jailbreak models will "expand for 2023 to include [the] 717-hp Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat." For the new model year, heritage colors B5 Blue, Plum Crazy Purple, and Sublime Green return to the palette alongside the modern hue Destroyer Grey. A total of 14 colors will now be on offer.

Since this is the end of the line, every 2023 Charger and Challenger will get a brushed aluminum commemorative "Last Call" plaque under the hood featuring the name of the vehicle and its silhouette, as well as scripts proudly proclaiming that the car was designed in Aubrun Hills and assembled in Brampton (Ontario, Canada).

For those eager to take their last chance at a new Dodge muscle car, the brand is promising an easier procurement process with "the entire 2023 Charger and Challenger model-year run [to] be allocated to dealerships all at once, helping customers identify and secure their dream cars more easily." A customer guide for finding your dream vehicle will be available at DodgeGarage.com, including info on inventory at each dealership.

We'll bring you more information as we get it.

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