Introducing the 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown
Dodge made headlines earlier this month (August) when it revealed its internal combustion engine-powered models would soon come to an end. The brand just revealed the first in its “Last Call” lineup of seven special-edition 2023 models, including the special-edition 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown. Paying tribute to the original Dodge Shakedown Challenger concept, a vehicle that first shook the display room floor when unveiled at the 2016 SEMA show, the 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown is here to rock the boat. Fusing both a modern and vintage feel, the 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown features a black-and-red interior and exterior.
“Last Call” special-edition models are intended to celebrate the long life of the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger, both of which are coming to an end in their current form and are poised to return as all-electric vehicles. The automaker still has six other special-edition “Last Call” models pending to reveal. The seventh–and likely crowning glory of these “Last Call” special-edition vehicles will make its final debut at this year’s (2022) SEMA show in Las Vegas that’s scheduled for November 1 (2022).
“Dodge Speed Week may be over, but our brand is far from finished in shaking up the muscle car world. We’re following up Speed Week reveals of the future of electrified muscle in the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept and our first electrified vehicle in the 2023 Dodge Hornet R/T by announcing six special, commemorative-edition models in a little over a month,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand Chief Executive–Stellantis.
2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown
Touted as a truly unique vehicle, the 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown will only offer 1,0000 special-edition units. 500 of them will be the 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown R/T in Destroyer Grey and the other 500 units will be the 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown R/T Scat Pack Widebody in Pitch Black. Buyers can expect both models to feature content from the brand’s best packages, including the Plus Group, Technology Group, Navigation, Carbon/Suede and Dynamics Package (the latter exclusively available on the Challenger R/T Scat Pack). Additional Dodge Challenger Shakedown perks include:
- Legendary cold-air-grabbing Mopar Shaker hood
- Mopar Shaker intake
- “Shaker” underhood decal
- Red “392” fender graphics
- “Shakedown” spoiler graphic
- Shakedown stripe with red accent
- Black “Challenger” grille badge
- Unique R/T grille badge
- 20-by-9.5-inch Low Gloss Black Slingshot wheels
- 20-by-11-inch Carbon Black Warp Speed wheels (Widebody)
- Red six-piston Brembo brakes
- “Shakedown” instrument panel (IP) badge
- Premium Black Nappa/Alcantara seats with red stitching
- Red interior accent stitching on IP, console, steering wheel, seats
- Demonic Red seat belts
Not only is Dodge looking to unleash seven special models, the automaker is also poised to celebrate its 2023 lineup by bringing back three much-loved heritage shades: Plum Crazy purple, Sublime Green, and B5 Blue. Also, like we mentioned prior, Destroyer Grey is back on the lineup as well. Both the Charger and Challenger will offer buyers up to 14 exterior shades in the 2023 lineup options. All 2023 Charger and Challenger R/T vehicles will come with a new “345” fender badging, a reference to the 345-cubic-inch engine that rests under the hood. Dodge is also adding a commemorative “Last Call” plaque under the hood of all the 2023 Dodge Charger and Challenger models. The plaque not only says “Last Call” on it, it also features a vehicle silhouette along with “Assembled in Brampton” and “Designed in Auburn Hills.”
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