Dodge has unveiled the sixth of seven “Last Call” fashions after the information of the Charger and Challenger shifting to electrified platforms. The 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost is a throwback to the unique Black Ghost, a 1970 Challenger RT SE (particular version) owned by Godfrey Qualls. Old-school Detroiters know him now as “GQ” for brief.
The Man & The Myth
GQ was not your common hot-rodder however a Detroit police officer cruising standard roads like Woodward and Telegraph at evening in his black Challenger. As Kirk Seman particulars in this wonderful piece printed by Hagerty, GQ didn’t frequent hamburger stands or diners within the fashion of American Graffiti. Instead, GQ taunted different drivers, then laid the smack down after they took the bait. Rather than socialize, GQ would disappear for months, incomes his Challenger the nickname Black Ghost.
“There are so many legendary muscle cars in Dodge brand history, it was hard to choose the seven vehicles we wanted to pay homage to with our Last Call lineup, but the Black Ghost was an easy pick,” stated Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis. “The 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost is the prelude to what we’re going to unveil with our seventh and final special-edition model.”
Styling & Standard Equipment
The 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost, full with a 3.09:1 rear axle ratio, is a contemporary interpretation of GQ’s iconic muscle automotive. Exterior options embrace a black Gator Skin roof, white rear fender graphics, midnight metallic SRT grille badge, 20-by-11-inch Satin Carbon Warp Speed wheels, and black six-piston Brembo brakes.
Interior therapies embrace Alcantara and Laguna leather-based seats and door bolsters, an Alcantara steering wheel with a crimson SRT emblem, carbon fiber bezels, and a Dynamica suede headliner.
Dodge Challenger Black Ghost Availability
Only 300 examples of the 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost will roll off the meeting line. The Black Ghost is a Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody with a Pitch Black exterior colour.
All 2023 Charger and Challenger “Last Call” fashions embrace a commemorative underhood plaque. The brushed aluminum underhood plaque options the car title and silhouette, with the textual content “Designed in Auburn Hills” and “Assembled in Brampton.”
The Black Ghost follows 5 different “Last Call” fashions: the Challenger Shakedown, Charger Super Bee, a pair of Swingers, and the King Daytona.
Photos & Source: Stellantis.