The Dodge Charger and Challenger have withstood the test of time, and helped to usher in the “second golden age of the muscle car.”
However, time is running out on the current models as an electric successor will be previewed later this week. We’ll have more on that later, but Dodge is planning to send the 2023 models off with a handful of special touches.
Most notably, the company is bringing back three heritage colors including B5 Blue, Plum Crazy purple, and Sublime green. Destroyer Grey is also making a return and this means the 2023 Charger and Challenger will each offer a total of 14 paint jobs.
Additional exterior changes are limited, but R/T models will come equipped with new “345” badging. That’s a reference to their 5.7-liter V8 engine, which displaces 345 cubic inches, and presumably develops up to 375 hp (280 kW / 380 PS) and 410 lb-ft (555 Nm) of torque.
Elsewhere, the 2023 Charger and Challenger will be equipped with a commemorative “Last Call” plaque that signifies their final year of production. It’s made of brushed aluminum and features the vehicle name and silhouette as well as messages saying “Designed in Auburn Hills” and “Assembled in Brampton.”
Last but not least, Dodge is expanding Jailbreak availability to the Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat. This promises to unlock “ordering restrictions and exclusive content” to provide “even more owners the option of building their own one-of-a-kind muscle car.”
To ensure customers can get one of the final ICE-powered Chargers and Challengers, Dodge will increase transparency by allocating the entire 2023 model-year run at once and listing availability at DodgeGarage.com. That way, customers looking for a specific model will know exactly where to get one.