These Are The 10 Coolest Dodge Chargers We’ve Ever Seen

The 1960s saw a plethora of robust and fast sports cars hit the streets. Setting aside all the outstanding cars coming from the old continent and focusing only on domestically-grown beasts, it is hard to deny the fact that American car manufacturers were waging a serious horsepower war. One of the muscle cars that aged like fine wine is the Dodge Charger.

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The Charger is by definition dodges‘s crown jewel. In fact, the Charger is among the greatest Mopar cars of all time. It used to be one of the meanest two-door muscle cars of the ’60s and ’70s. Today, it is one of the scariest muscle sedans ever made. No other American car manufacturer have succeeded in manufacturing a muscle sedan that is as solid as the Charger in the last 15 years (but Cadillac has come surprisingly close).

10 1967 Dodge Charger Restomod

Most uneducated car fans do not know that the very first Charger was released in 1966. The first generation Charger was not necessarily what motorists were looking for. It was not very attractive despite its fastback design and decent engines. As sales numbers were low, the first generation Charger was made available for only a year before receiving a facelift.

Although the first generation flopped, it remained a tremendous muscle car. This restomodded Charger comes with 528 cu in Hemi V8 built by Ray Barton. Producing 651 hp and 618 lb-ft of torque at the crank, this incredibly gorgeous Charger is an absolute monster.

9 1968 Dodge Charger-Mopar

Most people tend to remember the Chrysler engines found in Dodge cars of the ’60s and ’70s. Names such as the Firepower or the Elephant are well-known among true muscle heads. They were some of the greatest engines of that era. As a matter of fact, they were just as impressive as Chevy’s L88 or Ford’s 429 units. It is normal that Mopar decided to bring back some of these legends to life.

Built by Mopar back in 2019, this fierce-looking 1968 Dodge Charger was featured at the SEMA show. On top of being aesthetically jaw-dropping, the Charger comes with an engine that pays tribute to the great Elephant engine released back in the ’60s. This time around, Mopar dubbed the humongous unit the Hellephant. With a power output of 1,000 hp and 950 lb-ft of torque.

8th 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

The Charger was always destined to win on Sunday and sell on Monday. Given Dodge’s experience in professional racing, the Charger logically took part in professional racing and annihilated the competition. At some point in time, the Charger Daytona was deemed too fast to compete in professional racing. If one thing is for sure, the race car version of the Charger is one aggressive oldie.

The Dodge Charger Daytona is one of a kind. It is one of the most emblematic performance vehicles released by Dodge. To put things in perspective, a Charger Daytona in mint condition recently fetched $1.32 million at auction. When it comes to the race version of the Daytona, everything screams perfection. This particular Charger Daytona was the very first race car to reach 200 mph on a track. With a 426 cu in Hemi V8 that pumps out 575 hp, it is quite logical that the Daytona was eventually banned from NASCAR for being too powerful.

7 1969 Dodge Charger Restomod

The restomod trend did not spare the Charger. Despite having increased in value due to high demand, the Charger remains one of the go-to cars to restomod. Although a new chassis, new brake systems, and new suspensions, among other parts, are needed to keep a restomodded classic in one piece, the result is often fantastic.

Cleveland Power and Performance presented the Charger named “Reverence” at SEMA in 2018. Based on a 2016 Challenger Hellcat, this Charger comes with an upgraded supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 that pumps out a staggering 890 hp. The power is transmitted to the back wheels thanks to a ZF 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission.

6 1969 Dodge Charger R/T Pro Touring

Car shows like SEMA see a plethora of modified vehicles that belong inside an air-conditioned room. To put it simply, these trailer princesses are all bark and no bite. Though pleasing to the eye, they are useless. The restomod trend has turned things around. Looks are essential, but performances are far more important. As a result, most restomodded classics are actually made to race.

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The 1969 Dodge Charger R/T is the type of classic Mopar car fans can modify into monsters. The car was made to perform on a track, after all. As pro-touring is becoming popular again, amateur and professional tuners nationwide have turned oldies into track-ready monsters. This Charger comes with Dodge’s 5.7-liter Hemi V8, the same V8 found on the sixth and seventh generations R/T.

5 1970 Dodge Charger “Evolution”

The loud and flashy restomoded Chargers are great, but grossly overdone. Similarly to the various LS-swapped Camaros and Coyote-powered first- and second-generation Mustangs, the candy painted Chargers equipped with wheels that belong on Japanese show cars are no longer as captivating. The more sinister builds have garnered a lot of attention in recent years.

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Speedkore’s Evolution Charger is a mean-mugging restomod that embodies professionalism and perfection. Though sobriety may have been the overall idea when the Evolution was built, but the end result is far from conservative. Speedkore’s all-carbon Charger comes with an upgraded supercharged 376 cu in Demon V8 that makes 966 hp and 900 lb-ft of torque. The Evolution also comes with a roll cage and an interior that seems to come out of a high-end supercar.

4 2006 Dodge Charger – Conversion

Dodge once released a ute for the American market. The Rampage could have revived the ute scene in North America. However, it was released at the wrong time and was atrociously underpowered. The ute scene completely died in North America. Some fans are still trying to revive the flame, but automakers are not taking the bait.

Gearheads wish Dodge would go ahead and make this Dodge Charger ute already. The car manufacturer pulled out of the ute market when it retired the Rampage. However, with vintage vehicles becoming increasingly popular, Dodge should take notice of the work made by Smyth Kit Cars. A Hellcat-powered Charger ute would once and for all make Dodge the hegemon in the muscle car scene.

3 2008 Dodge Charger SRT-8 Super Bee

Dodge was in hot water when it unveiled the sixth generation Charger. The two-door muscle car grew into a sedan, which was not something muscle heads were expecting. However, the four-door charger ended up being quite successful. When the R/T and SRT-8 trim levels were made available, people who were initially against the muscle sedan developed a liking to it.

The Charger SRT-8 Super Bee is not the average sixth generation SRT-8. With 1,000 Super Bees made in 2008, it is fair to concede that the car’s value may go up in coming years. Though fitted with the same 6.1-liter Hemi V8 found on all SRT-8s, the Super Bee differs with its angry bumblebee stickers and embroideries found throughout the car.

2 2020 Dodge Charger HPE1000

The latest Dodge Charger Hellcat is the best muscle sedan to ever roll off an American assembly line. Unlike the previous four-door Chargers, the Hellcat looks far more luxurious. On top of being beautiful, the Hellcat comes with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that pumps out 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. It is by far the most powerful homegrown sedan ever sold.

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Dodge set the bar really high with its Hellcat and Redeye. However, this simply was not enough for your average gearhead. Understanding that gearheads with a death wish and a fat wallet may want more out of their Charger Hellcats, Hennessey Performance Engineering came up with a performance package that brings the total power output to 1,012 hp and 969 lb-ft of torque.

1 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody 50th Anniversary

The Charger Daytona was made available in 1969 and 1970. Originally made to take part in NASCAR, Dodge had to produce a number of homologation models. With 501 models made, it is quite understandable why the Daytona became highly valuable. In an effort to pay tribute to this legend, Dodge set itself to produce a Charger Daytona that would have the aura of its predecessor.

Since the release of the original Charger Daytona, Dodge has released several special edition Chargers named Daytona. The most recent Daytona celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary special Charger. Only 501 units were made, thus making it an instant collectible. The Daytona is powered by a Hellcat engine, which makes it even more attractive. The widebody is a tell-tale sign that the Daytona is an absolute beast.

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