Last Call: Dodge Reveals First Special Edition Challenger for Final Run

The Dodge brand of Stellantis in Auburn Hills is revealing the first of its “Last Call” lineup of seven special-edition 2023 models of Chargers and Challengers with the 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown, based on the original concept vehicle that debuted in 2016 at SEMA in Las Vegas.
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The 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown pays tribute the original Dodge Shakedown Challenger concept, unveiled at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. // Courtesy of Dodge
The 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown pays tribute the original Dodge Shakedown Challenger concept, unveiled at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. // Courtesy of Dodge

The Dodge brand of Stellantis in Auburn Hills is revealing the first of its “Last Call” lineup of seven special-edition 2023 models of Chargers and Challengers with the 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown, based on the original concept vehicle that debuted in 2016 at SEMA in Las Vegas.

“Dodge Speed Week may be over, but our brand is far from finished in shaking up the muscle car world,” says Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand CEO. “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.”

The Dodge Challenger Shakedown will be truly unique: only 1,000 special-edition models are planned for production: with only 500 Dodge Challenger Shakedown R/T Scat Packs in Destroyer Grey and 500 Challenger Shakedown R/T Scat Pack Widebodys in Pitch Black to be produced.

Special-edition Dodge Challenger Shakedown models will come loaded with content from the Plus Group, Technology Group, Navigation, Carbon/Suede and Dynamics Package for the Challenger R/T Scat Pack.

Unique features of the Shakedown special-edition model include a cold-air-grabbing Mopar Shaker hood, a Mopar Shaker intake, a “Shaker” under-hood decal, Red “392” fender graphics, a “Shakedown” spoiler graphic, Shakedown stripe with red accent, black “Challenger” grille badge, a unique R/T grille badge, 20-by-9.5-inch Low Gloss Black Slingshot wheels, 20-by-11-inch Carbon Black Warp Speed wheels on the Widebody, red six-piston Brembo brakes, a “Shakedown” instrument panel (IP) badge, premium Black Nappa/Alcantara seats with red stitching, and Demonic Red seatbelts.

Dodge Challenger Shakedown models will be allocated to specific dealerships, with pricing and dealer information shared on DodgeGarage.com when vehicle ordering opens later this fall.

The next Dodge “Last Call” model will be announced on Aug. 31, 2022. Information on the Never Lift 24-month road map to the Dodge brand’s future is available at DodgeGarage.com.

In addition to the seven special models, Dodge brand will also celebrate its 2023 model lineup by bringing back three beloved heritage exterior colors: B5 Blue, Plum Crazy purple, and Sublime green.

One popular modern color, Destroyer Grey, also returns to the fold. Charger and Challenger will each offer 14 total 2023 exterior color options. 2023 Charger and Challenger R/T models will also feature new “345” fender badging, a callout to the 345-cubic-inch HEMI engine under the hood.

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