Dodge Releases 50th Anniversary Challenger
Just 1,960 models will be built
Dodge announced today that they will be commemorating the release of the original challenger in 1969 with a new 50 Anniversary Edition Challenger. The new edition well debut at the Los Angeles Autoshow.
The special features are available on a wide variety of trim levels including the Scat Pack Widebody, normal Scat Pack, the R/T, and the GT (RWD only). Dodge has unveiled a new, special "high impact paint color" (HIP) for the Challenger called Gold Rush first offered on the 50th Anniversary. Though there is a new paint color, there are many other colors such as Frostbite (blue), Hellraisin (purple), Sinamon Stick (orangeish brownish), TorRed, F8 Green, and Go Mango (redish orangeish.)
Now, 1960 is a weird number to produce. It becomes especially weird when you realize that the original Challenger debuted in 1969. Well, Dodge thought of the weird number by taking the amount of colors available in each trim level, and saying that 70 will be made for each color for each trim level.
New features on the 50th Anniversary include a Shaker hood scoop, which is the same color as the body, but is only standard on V8 R/T models, Scat Pack, and Scat Pack Widebody models. New "Gold School" wheels are on all 50th Anniversary models. Obviously, the hood is painted in a satin black color, which adds a nice touch. The fuel door is painted in the same black. The 50th Anniversary badges featured on all the fenders and grilles of the new special editions will be finished in "Gold School."
On the interior, there are some minute changes. The seats are black leather with Sepia stitching and alcantara. The number 50 is embroidered on all of the seatbacks. Carbon fiber is sprinkled throughout the dash in various placed such as the Instrument Panel You can heat and cool your bottom, which is nice. The touch screen in the center of the car showcases the 1970 Challenger in all its glory. The final interior change is a little yellow pinstripe in the gauge cluster.