Dodge Announces LAST CALL Challenger as SWAN SONG for Iconic Muscle Car

Sealy, TX - 02.24.23

It’s no secret that Dodge’s best-selling performance cars, the Challenger and Charger, are ending in production. Introduced back in 2008, the third-generation Challenger lineup broke the internet with its retro looks and unbeatable value. However, fast forward a few years, Dodge shattered the industry by introducing the HELLCAT – the highest horsepower factory muscle car ever produced.

The Dodge SRT Challenger Hellcat featured a factory-supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 with a staggering 707 horsepower and 650 lb. ft. of torque – enough power to run the ¼ mile in 11.2 seconds at 125 mph! Moreover, true enthusiasts rejoiced as the HEMI could be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a new TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic.

The Challenger Hellcat marked a new era of performance for the Dodge brand, and the MOPAR crowd was all about it. When the stock Pirelli P Zero tires were swapped with proper drag radials, the ¼ mile time dropped to 10.8 seconds @ 126 mph. When pointed down a long, lonely road, the Challenger Hellcat was capable of a top speed of 205 mph!

As the years continued to go by, Dodge always proceeded to up the ante. In 2018, Dodge released the DEMON – the highest horsepower production muscle car in history. Factory-included performance parts unleashed a potential 840 horsepower. The car also came with the infamous ‘DEMON CRATE,’ which included race tools, drag racing skinny wheels for the front tires, and more. With a mere 3,000 produced globally, the Dodge Demon remains one of the most collectible and coveted muscle cars – ever.

After the drag strip-ready Demon, Dodge introduced several other significant Challenger variants. First, the Challenger Hellcat Redeye and its optional widebody configuration joined the model family in 2019. Then most recently, Dodge introduced the Jailbreak and Super Stock variants, which delivered more customization and performance than previous models.

As we enter the final year of production for the Hellcat Challenger and Charger, Dodge has graced us with SEVEN “Last Call” models to send the Challenger and Charger off in the biggest way possible. Until now, only six of the available seven Dodge ‘Last Call’ cars have been unveiled publicly. These special editions consist of the following:

  • Dodge Challenger ShakeDown Special Edition (Scat Pack – available as a widebody)
  • Dodge Charger Super Bee (Scat Pack – available as a widebody)
  • Dodge Challenger Swinger (Scat Pack Widebody)
  • Dodge Charger Swinger (Scat Pack Widebody)
  • Dodge Charger King Daytona (Hellcat Redeye Widebody)
  • Dodge Challenger Black Ghost (Hellcat Redeye Widebody)
  • Dodge’s 7th and Final LAST CALL Model (TO BE ANNOUNCED MARCH 20, 2023

The seventh and most limited variant has yet to be named or released. Dodge has stated that this swansong model would be globally unveiled on March 20, 2023, at the official ‘LAST CALL’ event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Teasers of what’s to come will be published weekly until the grand unveiling. Thus far, two teasers in the series have been shared – each featuring unique easter eggs and hidden hints of what the final edition Challenger will consist of.

The first teaser for the LAST CALL Challenger reveals a sinister face with glowing red eyes. You can watch the full teaser video posted by Dodge here.

The second and most recent teaser above shows quite a bit more. A leprechaun experiencing a Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hide transformation is shown with the same glowing red eyes. 

For the horsepower junkies that seek a thrill that cannot be attained by the factory 700 or 800 horsepower, Hennessey is proud to offer upgrades with up to 1,000 horsepower for the Dodge Challenger, Charger, and Durango SRT Hellcat lineup. For information, pricing, and availability on these packages, visit the DODGE page here:

Interested parties can contact our sales team at or call us directly at 1.979.885.1300




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