Among remaining muscle cars on the market, the Challenger is probably the only one that sticks to its roots. While Mustang and Camaro have become modern sports cars, the Challenger still has that raw pony nature. It isn’t particularly agile but on the other side, there are tons of power, so nothing beats this heavy coupe on the straight line. Moreover, even the styling closely resembles the original model that appeared five decades ago. In order to celebrate such consistency, the company brings us the 2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition.
This will be a special styling package, inspired by the golden era of muscle cars and what’s more important, it will be available across the range, with different engines, despite that we are talking about quite limited numbers of units that will be produced.
2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition Availability
As we already mentioned, this will be a special edition with a pretty limited number of units in the offer. According to the latest reports, only 1.960 units will be made. Still, a great thing to hear is that the 2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition will be offered in various versions, even in the V6-powered GT. Besides GT, this package will be available in R/T, R/T Scat Pack and R/T Wide Body models.
Moreover, the company prepared a set of seven colors for this edition. Those are Frostbite, Hellraisin, Sinamon Stick, Go Mango, TorRed, F8 Green and Gold Rush. Dodge will make 70 units in each color and trim level, which leads us to the aforementioned number of 1.960 units.
On the other side, it is still unclear whether this special edition is going to be available in STR Hellcat and Red Eye models. More details should be known soon.
2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition Features
The 2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition is a styling package, so you may count on a full load of exclusive styling details. They will come both outside and inside the vehicle.
When it comes to the exterior details, the first thing you’ll notice a lot of blacked sheet metal. This refers to the hood, roof and trunk. As we already, mentioned, there are seven color options to be offered, while unique 20-inch Gold School wheels, as well as numerous “50th Anniversary” badges. Also, models that are powered with Hemi engines also feature Shaker hood scoop.
Of course, there are some interesting interior features as well. First of all, you will notice Nappa seats and Alcantara, while there is also a lot of carbon fiber surfaces, as well as copper-colored accents. Finally, there are several anniversary badges around the cabin. The rest of the features will depend on the trim level you choose.
2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition Engines
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition will be available in several trim levels, which means you may count on a wide engine offer. Even the base 3.6-liter V6 is available, of course, if you pick the GT trim. This engine is good for about 305 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque.
Still, we believe that an anniversary version like this one deserves something more powerful. Therefore, you will be able to get the 2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition with two well-known Hemi engines as well. Of course, we are talking about a 5.7-liter unit with around 375 horsepower, as well as about a 6.4-liter engine that features a max output of 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque.
As we already mentioned, it is still unclear whether this package will be available in Hellcat and Red Eye versions or not.
When it comes to the price, this package will cost you an additional 5.000 to 6.000 dollars, depending on the trim level. This means that the cheapest anniversary model will go around 36.000 dollars.
2020 Dodge Challenger
Other than the 2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition, the next-year model probably won’t feature any particular changes. This means you can count on a familiar design, which hasn’t been changed for more than a decade. This pony still rides on a good-old LX platform, which has been updated in 2015 with a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Other than that, things are pretty much the same as on the initial model, with the exception of a couple of styling tweaks.
Besides the aforementioned V6 and Hemi engines, we also count on a mighty 6.2-liter Supercharged V8, which in the Hellcat model delivers 717 horsepower. The upgraded Red Eye version is good for an impressive 797 horsepower.
The latest reports suggest that the current generation will remain in production for some more time. It looks like the redesign won’t happen before 2022. After that, we may count on all kinds of novelties, including different forms of electrification. It seems unbelievable to see a hybrid or all-electric versions of such models, but that’s an inevitable thing. After all, the Wrangler Plug-In Hybrid is already on its way.