8 Rarest Dodge Challenger Models Ever Released

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In 2021 Chrysler Automobile announced that the company would suspend the production of its iconic muscle car Dodge Challenger. Chrysler is all set to shift its entire focus to electric vehicles; thus, the company will wrap up the production of its gasoline-powered sedans, including Challenger. The final model year for Challenger will be 2023. 

Dodge Challenger was launched in the fall of 1969 for the 1970 model year. Three generations of Challengers came into being since its launch. The Challengers currently in the market belong to the third generation, which was introduced in the 2008 model year.

Several models of Dodge Challenger have been launched over the five decades of its existence. Some of them were exclusive models with limited production. Here we gather a list of the 8 of the rarest Dodge Challengers that have been ever produced.

8. 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A

Number of units built: 2399
Engine: Six-Pack 340 in³
Output: 290 Horsepower / 645 Pound-Feet
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A
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1970 Dodge Challenger T/A was designed for the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans-Am American Sedan Championship. It was a street-legal version of Dodge’s race car.

The car was equipped with a six-pack version of the 340 in³. Officially it was stated that the engine was capable of 290 horsepower. However, in reality, it could produce at least 350 horsepower. Besides, the car could do the quarter-mile in 14.3 seconds at 99.5MPH.

The 340 six-pack engine was one of the most legendary but short-lived engines in the history of Dodge.

Did you know?

Dodge couldn’t continue to make this car due to its high development cost. Only 2399 units of this car were ever built; thus, after 50 years, it is exceedingly difficult to find an example of this car in a decent condition. 

7. 2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition

Number of units built: 1960
Engine: Varies depending on the trim level
Output: Varies depending on the trim level
2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition
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In the 2020 model year, a special edition of Challenger was rolled out to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its existence. The 2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition was available in four trim levels and seven colors. 

The available trim levels were the GT RWD, R/T Shaker, R/T Scat Pack Shaker, and R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody. 

Dodge used seven colors, mostly throwback to the original 1970s model, to paint these special edition cars. The available throwback colors were Frostbite, Hellraisin, Sinamon Stick, TorRed, F8 Green, and Go Mango. Additionally, Dodge introduced a new color called Gold Rush.

70 units in each of the seven colors for each trim were built for this special edition car.   

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Besides the Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition, the same year, Dodge also launched a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of the 2020 Dodge Challenger R/T. It was available in three trim levels: R/T, R/T Scat Pack, and R/T Scat Pack Widebody. The features were pretty much the same as the 50th Anniversary edition, but there was no cap on production.  

6. 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket

Number of units built: 1310
Engine: 6.4-liter V8
Output: 470 Horsepower / 470 Pound-Feet
2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket
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2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket was built based on the 2012 Challenger SRT8 392. This special edition car was built to pay homage to the Dodge Yellow Jacket released in late 1969.

The body featured a Stringer Yellow color with black body-side stripes. The interior of the car also paid tribute to the 1969 concept car. It had leather seats with exclusive Stinger Yellow trim band, Yellow Jacket logos, and silver accents stitching. 

While launching the car, CEO of the Chrysler’s SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Brand Ralph Gilles said, “The Stinger Yellow paint and interior accents speak directly to the performance enthusiast who appreciates a memorable and collectible color that helps deliver even more excitement and exclusivity.”

Did you know?

Among the 1310 units of Yellow Jacket ever made, only 641 had 6-Speed Manual transmissions.

5. 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320

Number of units built: 1054
Engine: 6.4-liter V8
Output: 485 Horsepower / 475 Pound-Feet
2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320
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2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is a drag-specialized, road-legal muscle car. At the time of its release, it was the fastest naturally aspirated road-legal muscle car. The car was specifically designed for NHRA Stock and Super Stock competitions.

The name 1320 refers to the quarter-mile distance the car would cover in just 11.7 seconds. The car was packed with several hi-tech features, including electric power steering, keyless entry and start-up, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and others. 

Only 1054 units of this car were built. 1026 of them were sold in the US market, and the rest went to Canada.

Did you know?

Dodge Brothers Company began building whole cars in 1914. However, both brothers died of the Spanish Flu in 1920. Eight years later, Chrysler acquired the company; the rest is history.  

4. 2010 Dodge Challenger Mopar ’10

Number of units built: 500
Engine: 5.7-liter HEMI V8
Output: 387 Horsepower / 400 Pound-Feet
2010 Dodge Challenger Mopar ’10
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Dodge Challenger Mopar’10 was a result of a collaboration between two iconic brands, Dodge and Mopar. The car was a Mopar version of Dodge Challenger R/T. 

The car was available only in one color, metallic black. However, the buyers could choose the side stripe colors from three available hues, red, silver, and blue.

The car featured a black chrome grille surround and glossy black 20-inch wheels. The interior of the car included Katzkin leather seat covers, a Mopar shift handle, a leather-covered steering wheel with seam stitching that matches the stripe color, and a serialized dash plaque.

The U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the car was $38,000 for an automatic transmission and $39,000 for a manual transmission. 

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Anyone who purchased this special-edition car received a special owner kit. The kit included a vehicle identification number certificate, build number, date of build completion, a sketch of the vehicle autographed by the company’s design chief Mark Trostle, and a book detailing the car’s build.

3. 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Furious Fuchsia

Number of units built: 400
Engine: 6.1-liter HEMI V8
Output: 425 Horsepower / 420 Pound-Feet
2010 Dodge Challenger Mopar ’10
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2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Furious Fuchsia was launched in 2010 to commemorate 40 years of Dodge muscle cars performance. One of the most memorable hues from the 1970s, known as Panther Pink, was used as the exterior paint. The interior featured Pearl White leather performance seats with Furious Fuchsia accents.

Only 400 Dodge Challenger SRT8 editions in Furious Fuchsia were made available, and each was marked with serialized dash plaques. The car was equipped with 20-inch polished aluminum heritage wheels and a 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine.

The U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for Dodge Challenger SRT8 in Furious Fuchsia was $45,150.

Did you know?

The color Panther Pink was introduced to the HIP color palette in January 1970. It was a spring-special addition to the palette.    

2. 2011 Dodge Challenger Mopar V-10 Drag Pak

Number of units built: 70
Engine: 8.4-liter V-10
Output: 650 Horsepower / 560 Pound-Feet
2011 Dodge Challenger Mopar V-10 Drag Pak
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2011 Dodge Challenger Mopar V-10 Drag Pak features an 8.4-liter V-10 engine with a 2-speed automatic transmission. The engine was based on that of a second-generation Viper but not identical to it.

Rear seats, windshield wiper, power steering, and air conditioning were eliminated in this drag race-ready car to reduce the weight. Moreover, lightweight polycarbonate was used in the place of window glass to reduce the weight further. 

Only 70 units of this car were built, and the U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) was $85,512. As a security measure, the company made it mandatory for all potential customers to sign an agreement stating they would not drive the car on a public road. 

Did you know?

Dave Thomas, a drag race veteran from Westchester, PA, set an AA/SA class record during a test session held in April 2011 with his 2011 Dodge Challenger Mopar V -10 Drag Pak. He powered the car to 9.43 seconds elapsed time at 143.90 MPH.  

1. 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak

Number of units built: 50
Engine: 354-cubic-inch Gen-III HEMI V8
Output: 630 Horsepower / 560 Pound-Feet
2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak
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2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak is the rarest Dodge Challenger, with only 50 units ever built. The car was marketed as the quickest, fastest, and most powerful Challenger Darg Pak ever offered by the company.

The car was fitted with a 354-cubic-inch Gen-III HEMI V8 engine with forged internals and topped with a twin-screw 3.0-litre Whipple twin-screw supercharger.                

The NHRA-rated output for the car was 630 Horsepower; however, in reality, it was well over 1000 Horsepower. The car was said to achieve a quarter mile in as low as 7.5 seconds. The starting price for the 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak was $143,485. 

Did you know?

Although Dodge Challenger was first launched in 1970, the name Challenger was used by the company a decade ago to describe a trim package called the Dodge Silver Challenger.   


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