2023 Dodge Challenger, Charger going out of production in style

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Yes, you read that right, the current gas powered Dodge Challenger and Chargers are coming to the end of the road. Production at the Brampton, Ontario facility will conclude in December 2023. The good news is that the Ontario plant will be building something different in the future. The bad news is that we are losing some charismatic cars. Dodge is at least sending out the cars in style, bringing back colors, adding special-edition models, and even working with a third-party vendor to offer Challenger convertible conversions.
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The latter is probably the biggest news. Beginning August 16, prospective Challenger buyers can go to a Dodge dealership to order a convertible Challenger, something the automaker never did from the factory. Dodge itself still isn't, but customer-ordered cars are sent to Drop Top Customs, a company that's been doing convertible conversions for 46 years, to be modified. The rebuild adds chassis reinforcements and a hydraulic roof. The top is insulated and has a glass rear window. It is available for the 2022 and upcoming 2023 models. Available disguises start with R/T and go all the way up. So you can have a drop top Hellcat if you want. Once the conversion is complete, it will be returned to the customer's local Dodge dealership for collection. But it won't be cheap. The conversion costs $25,999 plus the price of the car to be converted. By our calculations, a base R/T convertible will cost just over $66,000.
Next is a series of special edition Charger and Challenger models. There will be seven of them in total, available in different trim levels. They will be unveiled over the next few months, with the most unique model being shown at SEMA. All of them are inspired by previous Dodge models and will be available at top selling Dodge dealerships across the country. Dodge will post lists of where all of these models are allocated, along with total 2023 production, to help buyers find examples.
Finally, for 2023, the Challenger and Charger are getting some special visual treatments. All models are part of the "Last Call," as Dodge puts it, and they will have plaques under the hood that will read the model name and the phrases "Designed in Auburn Hills" and "Assembled in Brampton." Models receive a "345" badge on the outside, denoting the cubic inch size of the 5.7-liter V8 they ship with. Four popular colors are returning: B5 Blue, Crazy Plum, Sublime and Destroyer Grey. And the Jailbreak Special Edition will be available for regular Hellcat models, not just Redeyes.
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