Dodge is planning a huge party to celebrate the final “Last Call” special-edition 2023 Challenger or Charger. Dodge fans have been waiting on this final announcement for months. The final special-edition was supposed to be announced in November of 2022, but it was delayed because of problems in obtaining certain parts.
Special "Last Call" Special-Edition Festival
The “Last Call” Special-Edition festival is set for March 20, 2023, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The festival will also celebrate Dodge’s Electrified Performance Future and the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept.
Dodge says the festival will mark the end of one muscle car era and the beginning of the electrified muscle car era. The last seven 2023 Dodge special-edition Dodge Challenger and Chargers celebrate the HEMI-powered high-performance beasts. The six Dodge Challenger and Charger vehicles that have already been announced pay tribute to special stand out vehicles of the past. We are talking about vehicles that ruled drag racing and cruising. They are icons of what muscle cars stand for.
Racing into the future of Electric Vehicles
The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept represents a giant step forward on the performance brand’s road to an electrified future, reimagining what a muscle car can be. The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept was introduced last summer and is on display at the CES 2023 show. The brand’s future vision of electrified muscle, will be showcased at the Las Vegas festival.
Dodge wants this huge event to celebrate both eras. The festival will feature a day of drag racing on the Strip at the Las Vegas Speedway. There will also be Dodge Thrill Rides, a Dodge car show, celebrity appearances and other events. The festival will be open to the public and fans everywhere will be able to watch the “Last Call” special-edition reveal via Livestream at DodgeGarage.com.
Last Call for Huge Hemi Horsepower
Dodge is still not releasing much information about the seventh and final Dodge 2023 "Last Call" commemorative edition model. It will be a last-of-its-kind Dodge special-edition vehicle. Six Dodge "Last Call" models have already been introduced. The first was the Dodge Challenger Shakedown. The next is the Dodge Charger Super Bee. The third and fourth vehicles are the Dodge Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger. The fifth special-edition announced is the Dodge Charger King Daytona. The sixth commemorative edition is the Dodge Challenger Black Ghost. The Dodge "Last Call" vehicles commemorate the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger, which are coming to an end in their current HEMI-engine-powered forms at the end of 2023.
“The Dodge ‘Last Call’ event will be a celebration of Dodge performance,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer – Stellantis. “While the ‘Last Call’ special-edition model we will reveal at Las Vegas and the electrified Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept represent different performance eras for our brand, both are linked by a commitment to delivering the Brotherhood of Muscle a vehicle that drives like a Dodge, looks like a Dodge and sounds like a Dodge. No matter the era, Dodge will always be about muscle, attitude and performance, and that’s what this event will celebrate.”
Additional details on the Dodge “Last Call” event will be shared at a later date on Dodge.com and DodgeGarage.com.
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