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2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost Haunts the Streets at Last Call

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The penultimate Last Call special edition Dodge muscle car is the 2023 Challenger Black Ghost, a tribute to the legendary black 1970 Challenger R/T SE famous for winning drag races on Woodward Avenue in Detroit before driving off and vanishing for months at a time. The new Black Ghost will be based on the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody, with output from its supercharged V-8 bumped up to 807 horsepower; that should make it capable of winning plenty of drag races of its own (though, please, don’t race on public streets).

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On the outside, the 2023 Challenger Black Ghost pays tribute to its predecessor with a black-and-chrome color scheme, including black badging and a “gator skin” vinyl roof wrap to mimic the original’s “gator grain” vinyl roof. White rear fender graphics, 20-inch wheels and Mopar hood pins complete the look.

Inside, like other Last Call models, the Black Ghost has Laguna leather and Alcantara upholstery. A Black Ghost badge on the instrument panel and carbon-fiber bezels help dress up the interior, as does an Alcantara steering wheel with a red SRT logo.

Dodge will only make 300 examples of the 2023 Challenger Black Ghost. Interested buyers will be able to go to DodgeGarage.com to locate examples (of the Black Ghost or any other Challenger or Charger), then contact specific dealerships to place an order. Pricing should be available later in the year.

Dodge will unveil the seventh and final Last Call special edition at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas, scheduled for Nov. 1-4.

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