Penultimate “Final Name” Dodge honors a Detroit legend


For those who usually cruised alongside Detroit’s famed Woodward Avenue late at evening throughout the Seventies, likelihood is you might have seen a black 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE with gator skin-style roof vinyl racing away from the lights, with its 426 Hemi roaring away.

The automotive, owned by Detroit police officer Godfrey Qualls, turned a legend often known as the Black Ghost, as it will by no means stick round for lengthy, and would then disappear for months at a time. In 2020, the Black Ghost, nonetheless owned by the Qualls household, earned a spot on the Nationwide Historic Car Register, and now Dodge has honored the automotive with its penultimate Final Name particular version.

The Dodge Challenger and Charger muscle vehicles and their assortment of V-8 engines are going away after 2023, and Dodge is celebrating with seven particular Final Name fashions inbuilt restricted numbers. The Final Name mannequin honoring Qualls’ automotive is predicated on the 2023 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody. Powering the automotive is the acquainted Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter V-8, with output bumped to 807 hp, 10 up from inventory.

2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost

2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost

A complete 300 examples will likely be made, all in the identical Pitch Black exterior and with gator skin-style roof vinyl. The vehicles may also include black badges, black brake calipers, black hood pins, and 20×11-inch Satin Carbon Warp Pace wheels. The interiors will function a mixture of Alcantara, leather-based, and Dynamica suede, in addition to a particular instrument panel badge with a “Black Ghost” script.

Different vehicles within the Final Name assortment embody the Challenger Shakedown, Charger Tremendous Bee, Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger, and Charger King Daytona. The seventh and remaining automotive will likely be revealed on the 2022 SEMA present beginning Nov. 1. Order books for the vehicles will open later this fall.

Even in the event you miss out on one of many Final Name vehicles, all 2023 Challenger and Charger fashions will function particular goodies signifying them because the final of their form. Whereas it will range from mannequin to mannequin, all will include a commemorative plaque underneath the hood bearing the scripts “Final Name,” “Designed in Auburn Hills,” and “Assembled in Brampton.” Widespread shade choices may also return, together with B5 Blue, Plum Loopy, Elegant, and Destroyer Grey.


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