We’re nearing the end of Dodge’s dog-and-pony show for the outgoing Charger and Challenger. Today, the automaker revealed the 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost, a car inspired by a 1970 Challenger that dominated street races in Detroit at the time.
Dodge will only build 300 Black Ghost models, tying the Charger King Daytona as the rarest of the Last Call models. The car is based on the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody but features a more powerful engine configuration. The Black Ghost skips over Scat Pack and Hellcat power and goes straight for the jugular with the Jailbreak’s 807-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter V8. That fury hits the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
In tribute to the original car’s textured vinyl roof, Dodge installed a gator skin vinyl roof wrap. Retro Challenger script logos adorn the grille, fender, and spoiler, and the SRT badge got the blackout treatment. Rather than stick with black for the wheels, Dodge opted for satin-finished 20-inch units. Black Mopar hood pins and white rear fender graphics complete the sinister look outside.
The car’s interior features Alcantara and Laguna leather upholstery and an Alcantara steering wheel with a red SRT logo. An 8.4-inch touchscreen with Dodge’s excellent Uconnect 4 infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a premium audio system are all standard. The standard Challenger is available with advanced safety tech and other tech upgrades, but it’s unclear how Dodge plans to offer options for the super-limited Last Call models.