“Mopar ‘23” Charger & Challenger Play Farewell Tour
If there’s one thing at which Stellantis excels, besides stuffing the largest engine they can find into most of their models, it’s the creation of endless special editions to create a bit of buzz. This time, the subjects need no further promotion – but they’re getting it anyway.
We’re talking, of course, about the Charger and Challenger, two cars that are set to ride into the sunset at the end of this year and whose order books actually close at the end of this month. With a host of ‘Last Call’ and sundry variants on offer, not to mention a buying frenzy spurred by Dodge’s choice to list Charger and Challenger dealer allocation on a public website, the old-school muscle nameplates don’t really need another kick-in-the-pants special edition. Yet, here we are.
It's called the Mopar ’23 and, as you’ve surmised, is a product of the parts and performance arm at the company. Limited to 220 copies each (200 for America and 20 for Canada), the Mopar ’23 adds a yaffle of exterior and interior details not found on other trims. Using an R/T Scat Pack Widebody as its base, the special edition shows up in any color you want so long as it’s black with a skiff of blue tracer stripe along its body.
Brake calipers are also done in blue, 20-inch aluminum hoops are at each corner, and its carbon-fiber decklid spoiler is allegedly one not yet seen on other trims. Appealing to the Barrett-Jackson crowd, each car comes with a personalized metal certificate of authenticity with serialized vehicle-build number plus a dandy special rendering of the car by the Mopar design team.
The rest of the car is familiar to anyone who knows the Charger and Challenger brochure: Widebody flares add 3.5 inches of width over 305-section Pirellis, Bilstein shocks have three modes, its seats have Alcantara surfaces, the headliner is crafted from suede, and a raft of Scat Pack logos are scattered about. In case you’ve forgotten, this trim is endowed with the 392 Hemi V8 engine, good for 485 horsepower, and able to be fitted with a Tremec 6-speed manual on the Challenger.
Price for the package sits at $3,995. Production is planned to start in September with deliveries expected to begin in October.
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