Every limited-edition V-8 Challenger and Charger from 2006 on


Dodge has closed the order books on the Hemi-powered Challenger and Charger, ending a chapter in Mopar muscle history that may have well been titled “Democritizing Horsepower.” The pair of vehicles enjoyed immense popularity, a testament to both their grin-inducing performance and Dodge’s ability to keep a finger on the pulse of enthusiasts. The cars have had a long run—from 2006 to 2023—and Dodge kept them fresh with nods to the company’s performance history while continuing to raise the bar on what’s expected from a factory muscle car.

As Mother Mopar embraces turbocharged inline-six power and electrification to give its customers the performance they expect, these V-8-powered cars will surely become collectible—some already have. You may know your 6.1-liters from your 6.4s, and your Hellcats from your Hellcat Redeyes, but there were so many limited-production Hemi-powered Challengers and Chargers that we’re sure that at least one slipped your mind by now. Heck, we probably missed one or two ourselves. Let’s start the count.


2006–2009 Charger Daytona R/T


Squeezing an extra 10 ponies out of the early 5.7-liter Hemi, for a total of 350, the Daytona R/T package set itself apart visually with its unique fascia, chin spoiler, graphics, and colors. Throwback high-impact colors for 2006 were Go ManGo!, Top Banana, and TorRed. Black hood and fender graphics proclaim the car’s Hemi powerplant and Daytona racing pedigree, respectively.

For 2007, Sub Lime Green and Plum Crazy Purple were the high-impact colors of choice, and in 2008, a new strobe stripe package near the rocker panel debuted over Hemi Orange. The last year was 2009, where Stone White was the sole paint option, and power was up to 368 hp, as it was across the Charger lineup. An optional R/T Performance Group upped output to 372 hp.

2007–2009 Charger Super Bee


A similar recipe to the Daytona, the Super Bee channeled Dodge’s other B-body muscle car with a package akin to the Daytona R/T, this time with 6.1-liter power. The 425-hp engine was highlighted by Detonator Yellow paint and black hood and quarter panel graphics. Dodge built 1000 for 2007 and another 1000 in 2008, when the color was switched to B5 Blue. Just 425 were offered in 2009, this time in Hemi Orange.

2008 SRT8 Challenger

Dodge kicked off the return of the Challenger with a 425-hp, Hemi-powered, limited edition available in Hemi Orange, Bright Silver Metallic, or Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat. The hood stripes resembled carbon fiber. Inside, a numbered plaque charted the car’s place in the 6900-unit production run.

2009 and 2010 Challenger Drag Pak


Dodge gave sportsman drag racers a head start to build their own 1/4-mile machines with 100 Drag Pak Challengers in 2009. These cars cars were bare-bones: They didn’t include a roll cage, rear suspension, wiring, or transmission. You could order yours with one of four V-8s. A 5.9-liter Magnum was available for fans of the older small-block, but buyers could also choose one of three Hemis: 5.7, 6.1, or 392. Drag Paks returned in 2010 but with 6.1-liter power only.

Mopar ’10 Challenger

Available in black, red, and silver, the Mopar ’10 Challenger started with a 5.7-liter Hemi-powered variant and added a hood scoop and cold air intake along with front and rear strut-tower braces. Inside, the upholstery was upgraded with Katzkin leather seats.

Mopar ’11 Charger


Black with blue stripes, the Mopar ’11 Charger was built on the R/T with a 5.7-liter Hemi and came with the Super Track Pak, which swapped in a 3.91:1 rear differential, bigger brakes, stiffer sway bars, and Goodyear F1 tires. To set it apart from the regular Track pack Chargers, the Mopar ’11 got front and rear strut tower braces plus custom stitching on the steering wheel and a pistol-grip shifter for its five-speed automatic. Production was limited to 1000 examples.

2011 Challenger Drag Pak

Dodge really stepped things up for 2011, offering not just a shell and some cool racing components, but a complete race car that included a P0werglide transmission and a 9-inch, solid rear axle (Dodge would sometimes jokingly refer to it as an 8 and four-quarter rear axle). Mopar also went big with the engine, dropping the Viper’s 512-cubic-inch V-10 into the stripped-down chassis. It had an optional eight-point cage to help racers get up and running sooner, and only 70 were offered for sale.

But wait, isn’t this list about V-8-powered Challengers? Yeah, but it’s our list, and you can’t say that a V-10 doesn’t have eight cylinders arranged in a V. It just also happens to have two more.

2012 Charger Super Bee

After going on hiatus, Super Bee returned in 2012. In the meantime, the Charger had been updated with some exterior styling changes and a significant interior upgrade. On the performance front, the 6.1-liter Hemi was retired in favor of the 485-hp 6.4-liter Hemi. Super Bees were available in Stinger Yellow and Pitch Black.

2013 Charger Daytona

Dodge built 2500 copies of the 2013 Charger Daytona in four shades: Daytona Blue, Bright White, Billet Silver, and Pitch Black. The package included a 552-watt, 10-speaker Beats Audio System; 20-inch, brushed-aluminum five-spoke wheels; a performance-tuned suspension; and a satin black grille to match the vinyl graphics on the hood, roof, and quarter panels. Buyers could opt for the Daytona package in Charger R/T or the redundantly named Charger R/T Road & Track trims. The latter added Nappa leather/suede seats that were also heated and ventilated.

2013 SRT8 392 Appearance Package

Only 392 copies of this package were available, in five colors: Bright White, Billet Silver Metallic, Plum Crazy Pearl, Hemi Orange Pearl, and TorRed. True to the edition’s name, the options were appearance-related and included a roof, hood power bulge, side mirrors, and rear spoiler finished in Pitch Black to match the 20-inch wheels. A serialized dash plaque proclaimed the car’s production order. All SRT8s with this Appearance Package also received a pair of custom-designed, gloss black “392 HEMI” fender badges accented with a charcoal grey metallic insert.

Mopar ’14 Challenger

This was a truly unique Mopar variant, as the ’14 came in Bright White or Gloss Black with the option of three different blue stripe packages. Black 20-inch wheels, a black grille, and a black spoiler and fuel door offer either matching or contrasting accents. Where things get really interesting was at the Mopar Custom Shop, which offered to install options including performance suspension, hood pins, cat-back exhaust, and a short-throw shifter. Between that array of choices, each of the 100 Mopar ’14 models could be a one-of-a-kind muscle car.

2014 Challenger and Charger 100th Anniversary Edition


Dodge celebrated its 100th anniversary with this pair, which were available in V-6 or V-8 flavors in Pitch Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Ivory Tri-Coat, Phantom Black Tri-Coat, Header Orange, or the exclusive High Octane Red Pearl Coat. The R/T Plus package used the 370-hp 5.7-liter Hemi and included Molten Red or Foundry Black Nappa leather, 20-inch wheels, and unique badging inside and out, with “Dodge Est. 1914” badges in the seatbacks.

Mopar ’15 Charger


Proving Mopar’s reputation for factory performance parts, the Mopar Charger added a new tune to go along with an intake and exhaust that upped the 5.7-liter Hemi’s output by 18 ponies, up to 388 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. Only 50 cars with the upgrade packages were built.

2015 Challenger Drag Pak

With competition heating up, Dodge added a supercharged 354-cubic-inch Hemi and naturally aspirated 426 Gen III Hemi to the Drag Pak ordering sheet, creating an even more formidable track beast. Aside from their bold graphics, you can identify later Drag Pak cars by their hinged hoods; all earlier Drag Paks use pins. The supercharged version was limited to 35 copies, while the 426 was limited to 25.

Mopar ’17 Challenger

Once again based on a 392 Hemi Challenger, the Mopar ’17 was limited to 160 units, evenly split between Pitch Black over Contusion Blue and Pitch Black over Billet Silver. The two-tone is an easy giveaway, but so are the custom painted “392” fender emblems, each of which uses the trademark Mopar M turned sideways to make the 3.

2018 Challenger Demon


Just 3300 copies were made of the dragstrip-prepped, über muscle car. The Demon was all that the automotive press could talk about when it was launched—and for good reason. The supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi engine featured a 2.7-liter supercharger and came with a “Demon Crate” that included a tuner to unlock the engine’s full potential on race gas: a staggering 840 hp.

The Demon used all kinds of interesting drag racing tricks to hook up on the track and launch hard. It passed intake air past the air conditioning to chill it, and it had the first factory application of a transbrake. With skinny tires up front (also included in the crate) and drag radials out back, the Demon was capable of 9-second quarter-mile elapsed times.

Mopar ’19


Just 100 copies of the Mopar ’19 Challenger were built, and they set themselves apart with asymmetrical stripes that swerved around their shaker hood scoops. This special edition was built on the R/T Scat Pack, so each is powered by the 485-hp Hemi 392.

2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak

Only 50 of these track-only racers were built, and they are each powered by a supercharged 345-cubic-inch Hemi that uses a 3.0-liter Whipple supercharger and a charge cooler that was meant to hold ice to keep intake temps down. Each came with a TIG-welded 4130 chromoly rollcage certified by the NHRA for elapsed times as low as 7.50 seconds.


Last Call

As a sendoff for the Hemi cars, Dodge created a wide array of limited-edition models for 2023, and each was trickled out over several weeks.

2023 Challenger Black Ghost


Built to honor the legendary Detroit street racer, the Black Ghost featured a black “Gator Skin” roof on top of its black paint and was built on the Hellcat Redeye Widebody, meaning it had 807 hp. Just 300 were built.

2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown

Limited to 1000 models split between R/T Scat Pack models in Destroyer Gray and R/T Scat Pack Widebody in Pitch Black, the Shakedown was built following the formula of the restomod Challenger Shakedown shown at the 2016 SEMA Show. Stripes similar to the Mopar ’19 keep to the black and red theme, which is also carried out by the red “392” fender graphics, Shakedown spoiler graphic, red Brembo brake calipers, and Alcantara seats with red stitching.

2023 Charger Super Bee

Dodge Charger Super Bee 2023
The special-edition 2023 Dodge Charger Super Bee features Super Bee exterior badging on the grille and front fenders. Stellantis

Super Bee returned for one last hurrah with 1000 limited edition copies divided between 500 Charger Scat Packs in B5 Blue and 500 Charger Scat Pack Widebodys in Plum Crazy. No matter the color, each Super Bee showed off Super Bee hood graphics on its SRT hood, SRT exhaust tips, and black Mopar hood pins. Dragstrip performance was enhanced with 20×9.5-inch knurled wheels with 275 drag radials on the Scat Packs and 18×11-inch drag wheels with 315 drag radials on the Widebodys.

2023 Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger

Another retro-inspired package, the limited edition Swinger was available on both Challenger and Charger models, both in Scat Pack Widebody flavor. The package’s features were skewed toward aesthetics with “Gold School” finished grille badges, Shaker intake (on the Challenger), and 20×11-inch wheels. The interiors featured green and woodgrain touches. Buyers could select from three exterior color options: F8 Green, Sublime Green, or White Knuckle.

2023 Charger King Daytona

2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona
Stellantis | Dodge

Honoring Willie “Big Willie” Robinson, whose 1969 Dodge Charger drag racer was nicknamed “King Daytona,” 300 copies of this orange special edition SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody were built in Go Mango. Horsepower was bumped from 797 to 807 hp. Telltale details included King Daytona rear fender graphics in satin black with matching hood and roof graphics, orange six-piston Brembo brakes, 20×11-inch Satin Carbon Warp Speed wheels, and Satin Chrome exterior badges.

2023 Challenger Demon 170

2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 front three quarter drag strip action

We thought we’d seen the meanest drag-prepped street car when the Demon hit the strip, but the Demon 170 turns it up even higher with a larger supercharger and an E85 tune that churns out 1025 hp! It revs higher, pulls harder, and its drag radials scrape for traction as it trips the beams in the quarter-mile in the eight-second range.

Mopar ’23

2023 Dodge Challenger and Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody mopar special edition

Just when we thought they’d wrapped it up, Mopar dropped this duo. For the first time, the Mopar limited edition would come in two different 392 Hemi-powered widebody models, Challenger and Charger, with production capped at 220 of each model. Available only in Pitch Black, the Mopar ’23 models can be distinguished by their blue accents, including striping, Mopar emblems, and brake calipers. Another tell is an exclusive carbon fiber decklid spoiler.




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    Hasn’t every edition of the hemi powered cars been some sort of “special edition”? I say that slightly joking but my experience seems there is a new edition either every other month or week for the last 10+ years.

    We offset the stripe, special edition. New badge, special edition! You get it…

    Dodge, Ford and Chevy all have over done it with the special editions. At least a few got special engines etc but too many were just decals and paint.

    Dodge, Ford and Chevy all have over done it with the special editions. At least a few got special engines etc but too many were just decals and paint.

    I can remember when these cars sold 4 times what they sell today and they needed nothing special. Sad how they have to do this and still struggle to sell 70K cars.

    Dodge, Ford and Chevy all have over done it with the special editions. At least a few got special engines etc but too many were just decals and paint.

    I can remember when these cars sold 4 times what they sell today and they needed nothing special. Sad how they have to do this and still struggle to sell 70K cars.

    Some how when you make them all special then they just are not all that special anymore.

    Dodge, Ford and Chevy all have over done it with the special editions. At least a few got special engines etc but too many were just decals and paint.

    I can remember when these cars sold 4 times what they sell today and they needed nothing special. Sad how they have to do this and still struggle to sell 70K cars.

    Some how when you make them all special then they just are not all that special anymore.

    I would rather just go buy a real Challenger or a 69 Camaro SS vs the same money on one of these new cars. The older ones will only go up in value sooner. I would live long enough for the others to be worth anything.

    Can’t believe that you left out the 2020 SRT Redeye Super Stock Challenger. Only 192 built. Hagerty is lucky to insure mine!

    I am hardcore Mopar, but these special models are just a bit too much. It is impossible to keep track of them. Although, I never get tired of hearing about another Drag Pack model.

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