The Dodge Challenger Shakedown is the first of the brand’s last V8 muscle cars

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The countdown begins with the shakedown.

Dodge has announced that 2023 will be the last year to build V8-powered Challenger and Charger muscle cars before launching the electric Charger Daytona SRT in 2024, and it’s sending them out with a run Six Exclusive “Last Call” Models Which will release during the year.

First up is the Challenger Shakedown, inspired by the custom 1971 Challenger Dodge built for the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show.

Based on the Challenger R/T Scat Pack powered by a 485 hp 392 cubic-inch Hemi V8, 1,000 will be built, split evenly between standard and widebody cars painted Destroyer Gray and Pitch Black, respectively.

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Dodge will only build 1,000 Challenger Shakedown cars.
(dodge)

The cars will come equipped with a long list of standard features like Alcantara upholstered seats, carbon fiber interior trim, adaptive cruise control and navigation, but the shakedown portion is largely an appearance package.

The Challenger Shakedown is based on Dodge, a custom car built for the 2016 SEMA show.

The Challenger Shakedown is based on Dodge, a custom car built for the 2016 SEMA show.
(dodge)

This includes shaker hood and air intake, 392 badges, shakedown graphics, red Brembo brand brake calipers, 20-inch black wheels, red interior stitching and Demonic Red seatbelts.

The Challenger Shakedown interior features Alcantara upholstery and red accents.

The Challenger Shakedown interior features Alcantara upholstery and red accents.
(dodge)

Pricing will be announced when the order book opens this fall, but a standard Challenger R/T Scat Pack with similar features starts in the mid-$50,000s.

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dodge will list The full 2023 model year allocation by the dealer on the Dodge Garage website, which will allow shoppers to track down exactly the car they’re looking for.

The Challenger Shakedown will be offered in standard and widebody models.

The Challenger Shakedown will be offered in standard and widebody models.
(dodge)

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With five special editions to follow Shakedown, dodge will unveil What it says will be a history-making muscle car at this year’s SEMA show in November, which is expected to be the most powerful V8 model ever.