Dodge is announcing No. 6 of 7 "Last Call" models, the 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost. But we'll have to wait awhile longer for the brand's 7th and final "Last Call" Dodge and Challenger models, as its reveal has been delayed. Monday, Dodge announced the 7th car's SEMA reveal date "has been set back" and that when "product and supply challenges have been resolved, the reveal will be rescheduled."
2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost
As you might imagine, there's a story to go along with the Black Ghost's unique nickname. It's named after the original that roamed Woodward Avenue in the 1970s. Specifically it was a black 1970 Dodge Challenger RT SE (special edition) owned by Godfrey Qualls. Dodge says it ruled Woodward Avenue in the 1970s, quickly earning a legendary reputation for flexing its 426 HEMI-powered muscle on Woodward and then driving off mysteriously into the night, not to be seen again for months, hence the “Black Ghost” nickname. Not simply a local legend, in 2020, Qualls’ vehicle earned a spot on the National Historic Vehicle Register, and remains in the Qualls family to this day.
Only 300 Challenger Black Ghost special editions will be built - all Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody vehicles in Pitch Black.
The 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost special edition matches the appearance of the historic vehicle in all respects - with a modern twist of course - wrapping a black-and-chrome appearance, including unique black “gator skin” roof vinyl graphics similar to the original, around a Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody bumped up to 807 horsepower.
“There are so many legendary muscle cars in Dodge brand history, it was hard to choose the seven vehicles we wanted to pay homage to with our Last Call lineup, but the Black Ghost was an easy pick,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer – Stellantis. “The 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost is the prelude to what we’re going to unveil with our seventh and final special-edition model.
Highlights of the 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost include:
- Black “gator skin” roof vinyl
- Bright Dodge fascia badge
- White rear fender graphics
- Challenger script grille, fender and spoiler badges
- Midnight Metallic SRT grille badge
- Bright fuel filler door
- Black six-piston Brembo brake system
- 3.09:1 rear axle ratio
- 20-by-11-inch Satin Carbon Warp Speed wheels
- Black Mopar hood pins
- Black Ghost interior instrument panel badge
- Alcantara/Laguna leather seats and door bolsters
- Alcantara steering wheel with red SRT logo
- Real carbon fiber bezels and Dynamica suede headliner
"Last Call" Editions
So with six down and one to go, here's a list of all but one of the "Last Call" special editions:
- #1: Dodge Challenger Shakedown
- #2: Dodge Charger Super Bee
- #3 & #4: Dodge Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger
- #5: Dodge Charger King Dayton
- #6: Challenger Black Ghost
For the 2023 model year, Dodge is also offering popular Jailbreak models for the 717-horsepower Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat. It's also bringing back three heritage exterior colors for 2023: B5 Blue, Plum Crazy purple and Sublime green. One popular modern color, Destroyer Grey, also returns to the fold. 2023 Charger and Challenger R/T models will also feature new "345" fender badging, a callout to the 345-cubic-inch HEMI® engine under the hood.
All 2023 Charger and Challenger models will feature a special commemorative "Last Call" under hood plaque with the vehicle name and silhouette, as well as "Designed in Auburn Hills" and "Assembled in Brampton".
“Last Call” special-edition models will be allocated to specific dealerships, with pricing and dealer information shared on DodgeGarage.com when vehicle ordering opens later this fall.