We’re in the fourth week of Dodge’s Last call debuts for the Charger and Challenger 2023. So far, we’ve seen the appearance pack applied to the Scat Pack trim level versions of both models, but this orange Charger is a completely different beast. In fact, it is the most powerful Charger ever made from the factory.
It’s called Charger King Daytona, and it’s no a naturally aspirated derivative of the Scat Pack. It’s a Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody with an extra 10 horsepower added for good measure. That means its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 makes 807 hp, exactly the same as the Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock that debuted in 2020. It uses 20-inch Satin Carbon Warp Speed wheels with orange Brembo brakes behind it. The suspension setup remains the same, as does the eight-speed automatic transmission.
Other upgrades are aesthetic, and start with the Go Mango orange exterior finish – the only color offered on this model Last call edition. It features a satin chrome badge on the outside and black graphics on the hood, roof, trunk and King Daytona branding on the quarter panel. Inside, the color combo continues with a black interior featuring contrasting orange stitching. Daytona sewn to the back of the chair in orange, and orange King Daytona the badge is impossible to miss on the passenger side dashboard. Like all Dodge Charger and Challenger 2023 models, a Last call placard mounted under the hood.
With more power, less availability. While the Challenger Shakedown, Charger Super Bee, and Charger/Challenger Swingers debuted with a production of 1,000, Dodge will only make 300 King Daytonas. As for the name, it’s a homage to William “Big Willie” Robinson, a major figure in the drag racing scene during the 1960s and 1970s who rode a ’69 Charger named – you guessed it – King Daytona.
Next evasion Last call The offer will debut on September 21. The seventh and final vehicle in the series was held for a special reveal at the 2022 SEMA Show in early November. In the meantime, enjoy more discussions about the Dodge Last Call model and other automotive news on the Rambling About Cars podcast, available below.