Spirit of 1970: Dodge Debuts 50th Anniversary Edition Challenger Models for 2020
While it may not share the same decades-long lineage as the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro, heritage is an important part of the Dodge Challenger's appeal and for 2020 Dodge will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Challenger's 1970 debut with some uniquely special edition models.
The 50th Anniversary Package will be offered on the V6-powered Challenger GT, the Challenger R/T, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack and the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody. The SRT Hellcat and Redeye models won't get a dedicated special edition package, but all of those cars will get 50th Anniversary badging.
For V8-powered Challengers, all models will include a body-colored Shaker hood-scoop, the the Anniversary Edition will be the first time a widebody Challenger has ever been offered with the shaker package.
490 50th Anniversary models for each trim level, with each of those divided into 70 examples of seven different high impact paint colors with names like "Sinamon Stick" and "Hellraisin," along with an all new color called "Gold Rush." All of the special edition cars will also get a unique wheel finish in a color Dodge calls "Gold School."
Last but not least the 50th Anniversary package also includes unique interior trim with special badging, Nappa leather and Alcantara upholstery, and carbon fiber bezels for the center console and instrument panel.
Pricing for the 50th Anniversary Package will range between $5000 and $6000 depending on the trim of car, with ordering to begin next month and the cars set to arrive at dealerships in the spring of next year.
While the may not have any mechanical or performance upgrades when compared to the rest of the lineup, the 50th Anniversary edition's unique styling and low production numbers should make them rather desirable among the Mopar faithful.
These special edition models are cool, but we are also hoping that Dodge has more tricks up its sleeve for the Challenger, like the track-ready ACR version we've heard some rumors about.