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Dodge's Last Call Models Should Include a Two-Door Charger King Daytona Muscle Car

While Ford is looking at the future with its new-gen Mustang, Chevrolet and Dodge are getting ready to kill their muscle cars. Both the Camaro and the Challenger are old products that deserve proper replacements, though that apparently is easier said than done.
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In an ideal world, the next-gen muscle cars from Dodge and Chevrolet would be around the corner, boasting elevated driving credentials, better-built cockpits, modern technology and safety gear, and superior firepower that turns gasoline into noise.

But that's not the case, as the bowtie brand hasn't disclosed anything about the future Camaro other than the nameplate will eventually return. This has sparked some controversial rumors, with some stating that the Camaro will turn into a sub-brand with additional body styles launching under it, including a sporty crossover. Others claim the model will return as a muscle car, either with ICE or EV power, or perhaps both.

Things are not clear when it comes to Dodge's upcoming muscle car either, though it appears that the company has decided to go down the battery-electric route. After all, they showcased the Charger Daytona SRT Concept last year, with looks inspired by past models and modern electric firepower. Thus, it seems logical that the upcoming Challenger/Charger will be an electron-sipping machine, likely with performance in the range-topping flavor that would make everyone forget about the Demon 170.

For now, both the Challenger and Charger are getting ready to bite the dust, with the assembly of the current generation ending by 2024. Both models are being celebrated with all sorts of special editions, and the aforementioned Challenger SRT Demon 170, with its staggering 1,025 horsepower produced in its highest form with E85 in the fuel tank and the ability to hit 60 mph (97 kph) in 1.66 seconds (!), being part of the celebratory last models.

Dodge also put the spotlight on the Charger with different special editions, including the King Daytona. Unveiled last year, it builds on the SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody, packing the menacing 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that produces ten horsepower more. The output is thus rated at 807 hp, and production is capped at 300 copies. And it was this model that became the subject of an interesting rendering shared on social media recently.

Signed by wb.artist20, it is a two-door proposal with a pointy nose, a large wing at the rear, a different hood, a lower ground clearance, and several other digital tweaks that make it look awesome in our book. The rendering artist believes it would be a proper send-off for the outgoing Charger, and we couldn't agree more. But do you think investing a large chunk of money into making a two-door Charger with the extra bits and bobs mentioned above would be a good financial idea? Probably not, but that doesn't make it any less exciting.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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