HEMI-powered Dodge Challenger Black Ghost is Latest ‘Last Call’ Special-edition Model

The Dodge brand of Auburn Hills’ Stellantis has unveiled the 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost, the sixth of seven “Last Call” special editions of the soon-to-be-discontinued muscle cars.
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The 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost pays homage to the 1970 Dodge Challenger RT SE, owned by Godfrey Qualls, that raced from time to time on Woodward Avenue. // Courtesy of Dodge
The 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost pays homage to the 1970 Dodge Challenger RT SE, owned by Godfrey Qualls, that raced from time to time on Woodward Avenue. // Courtesy of Dodge

The Dodge brand of Auburn Hills’ Stellantis has unveiled the 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost, the sixth of seven “Last Call” special editions of the soon-to-be-discontinued muscle cars.

The original Black Ghost, a black 1970 Dodge Challenger RT SE owned by Godfrey Qualls, ruled Woodward Avenue in the 1970s. Qualls’ 1970 Challenger earned a reputation for flexing its 426 HEMI-powered muscle on Woodward and then driving off mysteriously into the night, not to be seen again for months, leading to the “Black Ghost” nickname.

The 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost special edition offers a modern manifestation of the historic vehicle, wrapping a black-and-chrome appearance, including black “gator skin” roof vinyl graphics similar to the original, around a HEMI-powered Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody bumped up to 807 horsepower.

“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,” says Tim Kuniskis, CEO of the Dodge brand for Stellantis. “The 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost is the prelude to what we’re going to unveil with our seventh and final special-edition model.”

One final Dodge “Last Call” model — the very last of its kind — will be unveiled at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, scheduled for Nov. 1-4.

Only 300 of the 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost “Last Call” models will be produced. All 300 will be Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody vehicles in Pitch Black exterior color. Other features will include:

  • Bright Dodge fascia badge.
  • White rear fender graphics.
  • Challenger script grille, fender, and spoiler badges.
  • Midnight Metallic SRT grille badge.
  • Bright fuel filler door.
  • Black six-piston Brembo brake system.
  • 09:1 rear axle ratio.
  • 20-by-11-inch Satin Carbon Warp Speed wheels.
  • Black Mopar hood pins.
  • Black Ghost interior instrument panel badge.
  • Alcantara/Laguna leather seats and door bolsters.
  • Alcantara steering wheel with red SRT logo.
  • Real carbon fiber bezels and Dynamica suede headliner.

The 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost, as with all seven of the “Last Call” special-edition models, will be allocated to specific dealerships, with pricing and dealer information shared on DodgeGarage.com when vehicle ordering opens later this fall.

Details on all of the Dodge “Last Call” models are available at Dodge.com.

Previously announced Dodge “Last Call” models include the Challenger Shakedown, Charger Super Bee, Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger, and Charger King Daytona models.

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