If you routinely cruised Detroit’s famed Woodward Avenue late at evening in the course of the 1970s, you might have witnessed a black 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE with a gator skin-fashion vinyl roof, racing away from the lights, its 426 Hemi roaring.
The auto, owned by Detroit police officer Godfrey Qualls, grew to become a legend identified as the Black Ghost: it would by no means stick close to for prolonged, and would disappear for months at a time. In 2020, the Black Ghost, nonetheless owned by the Qualls loved ones, earned a spot on the Nationwide Historic Automobile Register.
Now Dodge has honored the auto with its penultimate Final Contact particular edition. The Dodge Challenger and Charger muscle vehicles and their assortment of V-eight engines are going away soon after 2023, and Dodge is celebrating with 7 particular Final Contact versions created in constrained numbers. The Final Contact model honoring Qualls’ auto is based mostly on the 2023 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody. The acquainted Hellcat supercharged six.two-liter V-eight powers the auto, with output bumped to 807 hp, ten hp up from stock.
2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost
A complete of 300 examples will be produced, all in the exact same Pitch Black exterior and with gator skin-fashion roof vinyl. The vehicles will also come with black badges, black brake calipers, black hood pins, and 20×11-inch Satin Carbon Warp Velocity wheels. The interiors will function a combine of Alcantara, leather, and Dynamica suede, as nicely as a particular instrument panel badge with a “Black Ghost” script.
Other vehicles in the Final Contact assortment incorporate the Challenger Shakedown, Charger Super Bee, Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger, and Charger King Daytona. The seventh and ultimate auto will be unveiled at the 2022 SEMA present commencing Nov. one. Purchase books for the vehicles will open later on this fall.
Even if you miss out on a single of the Final Contact vehicles, all 2023 Challenger and Charger versions will function particular goodies signifying them as the final of their variety. Although this will fluctuate from model to model, all will come with a commemorative plaque below the hood bearing the scripts “Last Contact,” “Designed in Auburn Hills,” and “Assembled in Brampton.” Well-known shade alternatives will also return, such as B5 Blue, Plum Crazy, and Sublime.