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Dodge marking Challenger’s 50th anniversary with more limited edition models

By on June 8, 2020 0 279 Views

Commemorative Edition adds unique styling bits, and it’s available only with a V8

It may not feel like it, but the original Challenger was released 50 years ago. Dodge is celebrating the occasion by offering a limited-production 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition model.

The Challenger was first released in 1970 to compete against pony car offerings from Ford and Chevrolet. As with every Mopar product, it gained a cult following because of the wild marketing, bright colours, and performance packages offered from the factory.

Available in R/T, Scat Pack 392, and Scat Pack 392 Widebody flavours, the Commemorative Edition model features a satin black hood and decklid, “Challenger 50th Anniversary” badges on the grille and spoiler, and a satin black fuel-filler door and rear badge. Twenty-inch “Gold School” wheels (measuring up to 11 inches wide on Widebody cars) are standard, with gunmetal Brembo calipers behind them.

2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition Handout / Dodge

Inside the vehicle is a throwback interior that features Alcantara and Nappa leather-faced performance seats with sepia accents and embroidered “50” embellishments. White gauges, an instrument panel with sepia accent stitching, real carbon fibre trim, and a flat-bottom steering wheel finished off the interior.

The icing on the cake is a startup animation in the gauges showcasing a 1970 Challenger.

Dodge had already released a 50th Anniversary Edition of the Challenger back in November, with a build cap of just 1,960 units; 70 examples were finished in each of the seven colours offered. This new Commemorative edition removes that production cap, and adds a new “Smoke Show” colour option.


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