The 2023 model year is packed full of limited edition models as the Dodge brand says goodbye to the current generation of the Challenger and Charger, and the folks from Mopar are getting in on the action as well. Starting back in 2010, Mopar has offered a uniquely branded-and-outfitted vehicle almost every year since then – either a Dodge or a Ram – but for 2023, the company’s performance parts brand is issuing two customized vehicles.
The Mopar ‘23 package is being applied to both the Dodge Challenger and Charger, with a total of 440 units made for the United States and Canada (400 for the US, 40 for Canada). There will be 220 Mopar ‘23 Challenger units and 220 Mopar ‘23 Charger units produced, all of which will sport the same upgrades from the Mopar catalog.
“Our iconic two-door and four-door muscle cars from Dodge are perfect vehicles to continue our annual tradition of offering exclusive, performance-oriented, low-volume packages of quality-tested, factory-backed performance parts and accessories from the Mopar Custom Shop,” said Mike Koval, head of Mopar North America. “With striking matte black and Mopar Blue accents, both Mopar ‘23 models will turn heads and be sought after by performance enthusiasts and collectors alike.”
The Mopar ‘23 Challenger and Charger packages are based on the R/T Scat Pack Widebody version of both cars, so the 392 Hemi is standard, as are 20×11-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero 305/35ZR20 summer performance tires and the SRT-tuned Widebody competition suspension with Bilstein three-mode adaptive damping suspension system. The Mopar ‘23 Challenger can be ordered with either the 6-speed manual transmission or the 8-speed automatic, while the automatic is standard in the Mopar ‘23 Charger.
Here is a look at what makes each of the Mopar ‘23 vehicles special.
Update – We received some questions about allocations and whether or not the Mopar 23 vehicles will be listed on the Dodge Garage Horsepower Locator. We have confirmed that these 440 vehicles should be allocated to dealerships around the US and Canada by the end of this month, and once those numbers have been provided to dealerships, interested buyers will be able to find these cars on the Horsepower Locator system.
Mopar ‘23 Package Features
The Mopar ‘23 Challenger and Charger packages begin on the outside with Pitch Black paint, a unique matte black center stripe on the hood, roof and trunk lid, which is trimmed with a Mopar Blue tracer stripe. Next, the package adds a blue Mopar grille badge, Mopar Blue 6-piston Brembo brake calipers, black carbon forged wheels and Mopar valve stem caps. The exterior aspect of the package is completed with a carbon fiber rear spoiler that is being introduced for the Mopar ‘23 models.
On the inside, the Mopar ‘23 Challenger and Charger come with a serialized instrument panel badge, the Alpine Audio Group, the Carbon Suede Interior Package, the Mopar Interior Appearance Group (bright door sills, premium floor mats and trunk mats) and the Plus Package. The Plus Package adds Scat Pack logos on the Alcantara and Nappa leather front seats, a heated flat-bottom steering wheel, a power tilt/telescoping steering column, heated/ventilated front seats, a premium stitched dashboard and bright pedals.
Finally, every Mopar ‘23 Challenger and Charger buyer will receive a unique owner’s kit that comes with a personalized metal certificate of authenticity with serialized vehicle-build number and a rendering of the vehicle created by the Mopar Design team.
Price and Availability
As mentioned above, there will be a total of 440 examples of the Mopar ‘23 built for the US and Canada. 220 will be Challengers and 220 will be Chargers, and the package price (over a standard R/T Scat Pack Widebody) is $3,995. Seeing as how 2023 is the final year for the current Challenger and Charger, and units are selling out in a hurry, it seems likely that these cars will be quickly bought-up as well. Production of the Mopar ‘23 Challenger and Charger is slated to begin in September and deliveries are expected to begin in October.
The Mopar ‘23 marks the 13th annual installation of the Mopar-branded vehicle program, with a new model introduced every year except for 2020. 2023 is the first time that there have been two vehicles in the Mopar lineup in a single model year. The full list is available below.
Mopar ’10 Dodge Challenger
Mopar ’11 Dodge Charger
Mopar ’12 Chrysler 300
Mopar ’13 Dodge Dart
Mopar ’14 Dodge Challenger
Mopar ’15 Dodge Charger R/T
Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel
Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger
Mopar ’18 Dodge Durango
Mopar ‘19 Dodge Challenger
Mopar ‘21 Ram 1500
Mopar ‘22 Durango
Mopar ‘23 Challenger and Charger