The seventh and final Dodge “Last Call” special edition will debut on March 20 at a special event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Dodge announced Tuesday.
Dodge is launching the Last Call special editions as a farewell to the current Challenger and Charger. The automaker introduced six of these over the course of 2022 and originally planned to unveil the seventh model at the SEMA 2022 show in November last year. However, Dodge announced in late September 2022 that the final Last Call model would be delayed and would not make it to SEMA.
The automaker originally attributed the delay to “product and supply challenges,” but Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis later said the reason was because the automaker continued to blow up engines while striving for more power.
2023 Dod Charger King Daytona
“So far we’ve shelled seven engines,” Kuniskis said on a call with reporters in November 2022.
These problems appear to have been resolved. The debut of the seventh Last Call model will now come at what Dodge calls a “performance festival,” which will also feature drag racing, a car show and celebrity appearances.
The Last Call special editions celebrate the end of the Charger and Challenger nameplates, at least as internal combustion engine cars. The 2023 model year is confirmed as the last for the muscle car duo in its current form. When one returns, it will be as an electric car.
2023 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Swingers and 2023 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Swingers
Each Last Call Edition references a different Challenger or Charger from the past, with a limited edition. The six featured so far include Challenger Shakedown, Charger Super Bee, Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger, Charger King Daytona, and Challenger Black Ghost.
As the true finale, however, the seventh car is probably the most anticipated. It’s expected to be based on the Challenger and refer to another bit of Dodge muscle car lore, but the automaker hasn’t revealed any further details.
After the Last Call models, Dodge will turn to an electric future heralded by the Charger Daytona SRT concept. Unveiled in August 2022, the coupe will also be on display at the Dodge Last Call event in Vegas, previewing a production model due to arrive in 2024.