Importer AEC has launched a very interesting Dodge program for 2023 – last chance for a new Challenger, Charger or Durango Hellcat
Just last week, the official Dodge and Ram importer AEC provided us with its 2023 pickup program. Now there’s pretty good news for all European Dodge fans.
On the one hand, AEC is bringing the “Last Call” models from Challenger and Charger across the pond. And then there will be a whole bar of Durangos. Including the Durango SRT Hellcat for the first time. Rejoice, friends of achievement.
When it comes to the two “modern day” muscle cars, Challenger and Charger, this year’s program is of course something special. Nostalgia inevitably resonates, because we have known for a long time that production of the two battleships will end at the end of 2023. With seven “Last Call” special models for the two powerhouses, the Americans really kick ass again. AEC brings five of them to Europe.
These are Challenger (buy Dodge Challenger used car now) Shakedown Widebody, Challenger Swinger Widebody, Charger Swinger Widebody, Charger Superbee and Challenger Black Ghost. AEC speaks of an extremely limited number for Europe. However, no one says exactly how many end up on the old continent.
It starts in June with the Challenger Shakedown in Pitch Black. The shakedown comes with widebody kit, custom decals and badges, red interior accents, and a Mopar shaker intake that pokes out of the hood and supplies air to the free-breathing 6.4-liter Hemi V8.
In addition to the “Last Call” special models, AEC also offers the Challenger SXT with 3.6 liter Pentastar V6, the Challenger R/T with 5.7 liter Hemi V8, the Challenger Scat Pack Widebody with 6 .4 liter Hemi V8 as well as the high-performance models Challenger SRT Hellcat Jailbreak and Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak with the legendary 6.2 liter supercharged V8.
The sedan lineup includes the Charger Scat Pack Widebody, Charger SRT Hellcat Jailbreak, and Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak. All jailbreaks can be customized inside and out with countless color, design and material combinations.
The first availability of the 717 hp brute Durango SRT Hellcat SUV comes as quite a surprise. Due to high demand, Dodge had extended the production of the performance six-seater by another year and obviously the European importer was able to snip off a few more copies. The four-wheel drive with 868 Nm torque goes from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 290 km/h.
Also in the 2023 Durango portfolio: the newly introduced R/T Premium, SRT Premium and SRT Hellcat Premium equipment lines with eight-cylinder and four-wheel drive.
The entire Dodge lineup is distributed by more than 155 dealers in 25 European countries. The first models should be in the showrooms from May.