The Hellcat V-8 in the Dodge Charger King Daytona has 807 hp, and only 300 will be made.
- The latest “Last Call” special edition is the 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona.
- The King Daytona is based on the Hellcat Redeye, which has a vast body and 797 horsepower. It has 807 horsepower, a brilliant Go Mango paint job, and unique matte-black graphics.
- The Charger King Daytona will only be made in 300 copies, each going to a different dealer. Prices will be announced when orders start this fall.
The 2023 Charger King Daytona is Dodge’s latest “Last Call” special edition. It is based on the widebody SRT Hellcat Redeye. On the other hand, the King Daytona has an extra ten horsepower, so its supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 now has 807 ponies.
Dodge brings back the name “Swinger” for unique versions of the Challenger and Charger:
The third and fourth cars in Dodge’s “Last Call” series are the Scat Pack Swinger Challenger and Charger.
- Dodge announced today that it will release a set of limited-edition Charger and Challenger cars called “Swingers.”
- Like the Shakedown and Super Bee limited editions, the Swingers will be Scat Pack versions of the vehicles with special-edition paint jobs and options.
- All Scat Pack Swingers will have the Widebody style and can be painted on the outside in F8 Green, Sublime Green, or White Knuckle.
You probably already know that the current generation of the Challenger and Charger is coming to a close. Dodge is going out with a bang by making seven unique edition cars called “Last Call.” The 2023 Swinger Challenger and 2023 Swinger Charger are the third and fourth models to be announced. The Challenger Shakedown and Charger Super Bee models have already been announced. The first car named “Swinger” was the 1969 Dodge Dart.
Both Swinger models will be available in the Widebody style and with Dodge’s Scat Pack, which has a 6.4-liter V-8 that makes 485 horsepower. Each will only be made in 1000 copies.
But this is primarily a package for looks. Many of these models’ charm comes from the fact that they look like they were made in the 1970s. For example, the exteriors are green on green with gold accents, and the seats, dashboard, center console, and steering wheel are all stitched in green. You can paint the outside of the car F8 Green, Sublime Green, or White Knuckle. The exterior will also have a unique “Gold School” badge and a retro graphic on the rear fender. A gold-colored Shaker intake hood is put on the Challenger Swinger.
Those who want to see the whole set can learn about the fifth and sixth special editions on September 14 and 21, respectively. Stellaris said November’s seventh and last “Last Call” edition would be shown at the SEMA show today.
Dodge hasn’t said how much any special editions would cost, but the company has said pricing and dealer allocation information will be released this fall when the Scat Pack Swingers and the rest of the Last Call cars can be ordered.
The Super Bee badge is back on the Dodge Charger for its last year:
The 2023 Charger Super Bee is based on the Scat Pack. It comes in purple or blue and has unique graphics, drag radial tires, and adaptive dampers.
- The 2023 Dodge Charger Super Bee is the latest “Last Call” edition to be shown off before the current Charger and Challenger are discontinued after 2023.
- The Super Bee starts with the Scat Pack and adds adaptive dampers with a “Drag Mode” and wide-drag radial tires.
- The Super Bee also has superb graphics on the outside and will be painted either Plum Crazy or B5 Blue.
The current generation of the Dodge Charger will stop being made after the 2023 model year. This is after being made for more than a decade. Before the Charger Daytona SRT concept-inspired electric replacement comes out, Dodge is saying goodbye to the Charger and Challenger coupe with a “Last Call” special edition. The 2023 Charger Super Bee is the most recent of these farewell cars to be shown off. It has remarkable graphics and performance features.
The first Super Bee was based on the Coronet coupe and came out in 1968. In 1971, the name moved to the Charger. The name came back in 2007 with the Charger SRT-8 as its base. In 2012, it came back as a cheaper performance model below the SRT with a 392-powered version of the current generation.
In the same way, the latest Super Bee is based on the Scat Pack and tries to find a balance between daily driving and drag racing performance. The Super Bee gets adaptive dampers with a “Drag Mode” and drag radial tires. The Widebody Super Bees, which will make up half of all production, will have 18-inch wheels with 315-width tires, while the standard 20-inch wheels with 275-width tires will be on the narrow-body Super Bees. Other performance parts include
four-piston Brembo brakes painted red, an SRT hood with a working scoop and two heat extractors, and black SRT exhaust tips.
The Super Bee is easy to spot because it has a stylized design on the hood, a stripe on the back fender, and Super Bee logos on the grille and front fenders. There is also a black Mopar hood pin kit, and the seatbacks and instrument panels have Super Bee logos. The Plus Group and the Carbon/Suede package equip the Super Bee.
2023 Dodge Chargers, Challengers As They Should, Go Out with a Bang:
As we plan for the future, seven special-edition Chargers and Challengers will have Last Call plaques, and the Durango SRT Hellcat will be back.
- Dodge is saying goodbye to the Charger and Challenger in their current form by bringing back three heritage colors and putting “Last Call” plaques under the hoods of every 2023 car.
- The Durango SRT Hellcat, which was only available for one year in 2020, is back for the 2023 model year with the same 710-hp Hellcat V-8.
Now is the time to order: Dodge has told us that the Charger and Challenger will no longer be made as we know and love them. Close your eyes and remember the high-pitched whine of superchargers and the sweet, acrid smell of burning rubber as those thumping V-8s enter their last year. Each 2023 Charger and Challenger will have a “Last Call” plaque under the hood to show that it will be the last year for the cars before they switch to EVs. The Durango SRT Hellcat, which was only going to be made for 2020, will now be made again for 2023.
Dodge is teasing seven special-edition 2023 models as part of a marketing campaign called “Speed Week.” Six of the models will have something in common with cars that the company has made that it considers iconic. The company says that the seventh special edition will be the last of its kind. It will be shown at the SEMA tuner show in November. Under the hood of every 2023 Charger will be a “Last Call” plaque with a silhouette and the car’s name. To show where they came from, the plaques will also say “Designed in Auburn Hills” and “Assembled in Brampton.”
Dodge is bringing back three colors from the past: B5 Blue, Plum Crazy Purple, and Sublime Green. With this addition, 14 options are available for exterior paint. Models of the 2023 Charger R/T will now have “345” written on the fenders to show the car’s 345-cubic-inch engine. Jailbreak models, which were only available on the Hellcat Redeye before, will now also be available on the Charger Hellcat.
Pricing and ordering information is unknown, but Dodge says that all Charger models will be sent to dealerships at once so customers can get the car they want.
The bar will close for both the Charger and the Challenger simultaneously. Dodge will end the V-8 era with seven memorable editions, six related to a famous car from the past. At SEMA in November, the Charger and the seventh special edition will be shown for the first time. Under the hood of every 2023 Challenger will be the same “Last Call” plaque that says “Designed in Auburn Hills” and “Assembled in Brampton.”
The Challenger also has more paint choices, with 14 options for the outside and the same three “heritage” editions. Models of the Challenger R/T made in 2023 will have “345” written on the fenders to show the car’s 345-cubic-inch engine. Dodge made Challenger convertibles for the 1970 and 1971 model years. Again, like the Charger, Jailbreak models, previously only available on the Hellcat Redeye, will now also be available on Hellcat models of the Challenger.
Dodge wants to make it easier for people who want a more up-to-date Challenger convertible to find one. Through Drop Top Customs, dealers will now offer a way for third-party convertible changes to be made to 2022 Challengers. Customers will have to pay $25,999, but Dodge will send the car straight from the factory in Brampton, Ontario, to the team at Drop Top Customs before sending it to the customer. As with the Charger, pricing, and ordering information are unavailable. However, Dodge has said that all Challenger models will be sent to dealerships once so customers can get the car they want.
2023 Durango SRT Hellcat
Even though Dodge only sold the Durango SRT Hellcat for one year in 2020, it will return in 2023. Why? “Muscle fans have families, too,” said Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis. “The 2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat can take those families where they want to go.” That seems like too much, but we’re not really against too much.
The same 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat V-8 is in the new Durango SRT Hellcat. It makes 710 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. For those families to get where they need to go quickly, the car must go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and cover a quarter mile in 11.5 seconds.
The 15.8-inch vented two-piece, six-piston front calipers surround the front rotors, and the 13.8-inch vented rear rotors are covered by four-piston rear calipers, which work together to stop the SUV from its top speed of 180 mph. In September of this year, people can place orders for the new Durango Hellcat, and deliveries will start in early 2023.
Dodge Adds to Performance List for Direct Connection
Direct Connection is Dodge’s line of performance parts. It came out earlier this year. Dodge knows that its customers like going to the drag strip, so for the incredible price of $89,999, they will sell you a rolling chassis with a TIG-welded roll cage certified by the NHRA to go down a drag strip in 7.50 seconds. The four-link rear suspension and two adjustable Bilstein coil-over shocks are already built into the chassis. Drag racing tires made by Mickey Thompson cover the rubber, and racing brakes made by Strange Engineering Pro Series II help slow down the car. Dodge lets the customer choose the powertrain, driveline, and how the engine is run.
Direct Connection is also working with Finale Speed to use carbon fiber to make the body of a 1970 Dodge Charger.
Dodge says that the Plymouth Barracuda and the Road Runner will have carbon-fiber bodies with Direct Connection and Finale Speed.
This week, Dodge will have more news to share, and we’ll let you know as it happens.
The Charger King Daytona has more than 800 hp and is painted a bright shade of Go Mango, so it won’t be hard for Johnny Law to spot it. It has orange paint on its six-piston Brembo brake calipers to match. The special edition also has graphics in matte black on the hood, roof, rear spoiler, and rump. The word “King Daytona” is written on the rump.
The exterior of the Hellcat-powered Charger also has multispoke 20-inch wheels and satin chrome badges. Dodge says that the drag racing scene on the West Coast in the 1960s and 1970s inspired the King Daytona. The hood pins on the special edition of the car finish off the look.
Inside the Charger King Daytona are touches of black Nappa leather and microsuede. Dodge Charger also adds orange contrast stitching all over the interior to match the color of the car’s outside. Also, the front seats have a “Daytona” logo, and the dashboard has a “King Daytona” logo. Some other features are a microsuede steering wheel and headliner, a trim resembling carbon fiber, and a powerful Harman Kardon sound system.
The 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona will only be made in 300 units, each going to a different dealer. No price has been announced for the new special edition, but when orders start this fall, it will probably be more than the current Charger Hellcat Redeye, which costs around $95,000.
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