Dodge has a new appearance option available for the Challenger and Charger. Dubbed the “Stars & Stripes Edition,” the option was inspired by the U.S. Armed forces after a study revealed Dodge has the highest percentage of active military buyers among all major automotive brands in the United States. The study, conducted by mTAB, “New Vehicle Customer Studies: October 2016-September 2018,” also noted that Challenger and Charger each have the highest percentage of active military buyers in their respective segments.
“We also have a strong following of buyers who are in the military, as well as many buyers who are patriotic,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America and Head of Parts & Service (Mopar), FCA – North America.
The special edition is a $1,995 option avalible for the Challenger R/T Scat Pack and Charger Scat Pack, Challenger and Charger R/T, and Challenger and Charger GT RWD.
Each special edition car features a unique Satin Black and Silver accent center stripe, Satin Black American Flag fender decals, 20 x 9-inch mid-gloss black wheels and black badging. Bronze four-piston Brembo brake calipers come standard on Challenger R/T Scat Pack and Charger Scat Pack models, and are packaged with the “Performance Handing Group” on GT and R/T models.
Exterior color choices include Destroyer Grey, F8 Green, Granite Crystal, IndiGo Blue, Maximum Steel, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Triple Nickel and White Knuckle.
Inside, Stars & Stripes Edition models feature gloss black interior accents, unique black-on-black cloth seats with an embroidered bronze star, dark brushed interior bezels, unique antique bronze instrument panel badge and bronze accent stitching throughout.
Dodge also offers a Painted Satin Black Appearance Package on the Charger SRT Hellcat. It comes with a satin black hood, roof, decklid and spoiler are all hand-painted surfaces, giving performance enthusiasts a custom look, straight from the factory.
The Painted Satin Black Appearance Package is currently available for dealer orders with a U.S. MSRP of $3,495.
Other custom looks from the factory include the Brass Monkey Appearance Package. Previously only available on SRT variants, the option is now available on additional Challenger and Charger models. The package features 20 x 8-inch Brass Monkey wheels on Challenger and Charger GT RWD and R/T models and 20 x 9.5-inch Brass Monkey wheels on Challenger R/T Scat Pack and Charger Scat Pack models.
On the exterior, the package features a satin black spoiler and decklid badging, while Challenger models also feature satin black fuel-filler door with heritage “FUEL” lettering, black grille and fender badging. The interior features blacked-out trim accent pieces.
The Brass Monkey Appearance Package opens for dealer orders in May with a U.S. MSRP of $795.
For more information on these special editions and options, see Dodge.