Dodge announced Tuesday that the seventh and final Dodge “Last Call” special edition will debut at a special event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 20.
Dodge is launching a Last Call special edition as a send-off for the current Challenger and Charger. The automaker has shown six of them throughout 2022, having planned to reveal a seventh model at the 2022 SEMA auto show last November. However, Dodge announced in late September 2022 that the final Last Call model has been delayed and won’t be making it to SEMA.
The automaker initially attributed the delay to “product and supply challenges,” but Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis later said the reason was that the automaker kept blowing up engines while fighting for more power.
2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona
“So far, we’ve fired seven engines with grenades,” Kuniskis said in a November 2022 conference call with reporters.
These issues seem to have been resolved. The debut of the seventh Last Call model will now take place at what Dodge calls its “Festival of Show,” which will also feature drag racing, auto shows and celebrity appearances.
The Last Call special edition celebrates the end of the Charger and Challenger nameplates, at least as internal combustion-engined cars. The 2023 model year is confirmed as the final model year for the muscle car duo in its current form. If either of these returns, it will serve as an EV.
2023 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Swinger and 2023 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Swinger
Each Last Call edition referenced a different Challenger or Charger from the past and was produced in limited numbers. The six launched so far include the Challenger Shakedown, Charger Super Bee, Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger, Charger King Daytona, and Challenger Black Ghost.
As a true finale, though, the seventh car is arguably the most anticipated. It’s expected to be based on the Challenger and will reference another Dodge muscle car lore, but the automaker hasn’t revealed any other details.
After the Last Call model, Dodge will turn to an electric future heralded by the Charger Daytona SRT concept. Unveiled in August 2022, the coupe will also debut at Dodge’s Last Call event in Las Vegas and preview the production model due to arrive in 2024.