The new Dodge Challenger Black Ghost – Virgilio Motori arrives in Europe

The new Dodge Challenger Black Ghost – Virgilio Motori arrives in Europe

Given the strong acceleration of its electrification plan, Dodge he is preparing to say goodbye to V8 Hemi engines, the true symbol of the star and the beaten muscle car. To celebrate in the best possible way the end of production, scheduled for 2024, the Stellantis brand has presented in recent months. miniseries Last Callwhich is now preparing for its debut in Europe.

Dodge will launch five models of this series in the Old Continent. After introducing the Dodge Challenger Shakedown last March, in fact, the brand announces the arrival, always in a limited edition, of Dodge Challenger Black GhostA real compliment from 807 hp for a unique 1970 Challenger edition, featuring unique black and chrome paint. While waiting for Dodge’s electric future, it is now still characterized by brands like the Challenger and the V8.

The 807 HP version is ready for Europe

There Dodge Challenger Black Ghost It’s the first of six Ultimate Call Series models that Dodge introduced last August at Dodge Speed ​​Week, an event held in Pontiac, Michigan. Of these six, five will be sold, in a limited series, also in Europe. The Black Ghost is the second one destined for our continent.

The project draws inspiration from Dodge Challenger RT SE and the black color owned by Godfrey Qualls, a famous man in the world of secret racing in the 70s in the suburbs of Detroit, the Motor City par excellence, which is only a few tens of kilometers from Auburn Hills, where the Dodge brand was born. back in 1914.

The new limited series uses the advertising that featured the historic model from the 70s, offering a variety of chrome features, such as unique gator skin graphics for the vinyl roof. The starting point is Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody upgraded with Warp Speed​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​20×11” satin carbon rims and a Black Ghost badge on the instrument panel. There are also black six-piston brakes and Mopar signature black hood hooks.

Completing the spec will be a series of unique badging, featuring Challenger lettering on the grille, fenders and spoiler, as well as SRT Midnight Metallic branding on the front grille. Inside the cabin, the Dodge badge returns to the dashboard and there’s room for an Alcantara steering wheel with red SRT logo. Dynamica suede roof and carbon fiber surround. Trim also includes Alcantara/Laguna leather seats and doors.

In Europe, as confirmed by the brand, they will just arrive 300 illustrations of the Dodge Challenger Black Ghost, both derived from the SRT Hellcat Redye Widebody and 807 hp engine and an upgraded Pitch Black version with unique chrome features.

A big goodbye to the V8 Hemi

There Last Call Series represents the end of a story that lasted decades. In fact, the iconic muscle cars of the American manufacturer are a true symbol of the motor world that is slowly disappearing to give way to the future of zero emissions, following the projects of the Stellantis group. Dodge salutes its V8 with a family of models that are nothing more than literal interpretations of iconic cars in the brand’s history.

The special series lineup includes the Dodge Challenger Shakedown, Charge Super Bee, Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger, Charger King Daytona, Challenger Black Ghost and Challenger SRT Demon 170. All models, the limited series, bear the words “Made in Auburn Hills” and “ Assembled in Brampton” to emphasize link with nature of the brand.

Dodge’s choice to bring even just part of the Last Call series to Europe will allow all enthusiasts to get behind the wheel of a sample that, of course, is destined to become part of the history of the world of four wheels.