Dodge delays latest V8 muscle car due to supply chain issues
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The last call arrives later than expected.
Dodge announced that it had been forced to delay the reveal of its latest V8-powered muscle car due to supply chain issues.
“Once product and supply issues have been resolved, the reveal will be postponed,” the automaker said.
Details on the exact parts causing the problem have not been released.
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The still-secret vehicle is the last of the seventh “Last Call” Challenger and Charger models powered by V8 engines that Dodge introduced before the muscle cars were phased out in late 2023 and replaced by the Daytona SRT electric Charger. It was slated to debut Nov. 1 at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, which focuses on custom and racing aftermarket parts.
Dodge has so far unveiled the Challenger Shakedown, Charger Super Bee, Challenger and Charger Swingers, Charger King Daytona and Challenger Black Ghost.
The first four feature Dodge’s 485-hp 6.4-liter Hemi V8, while the Charger King Daytona and Challenger Black Ghost get the supercharged 807-hp 6.2-liter Hellcat V8, the fastest muscle car engine. powerful currently on sale.
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In fact, it’s just a pony less than the 808 hp from a version of the same engine produced in the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon that’s the all-time horsepower king – for now.
Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis said the seventh car would go down in history, suggesting it would be more powerful than the Demon.
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The Demon was capable of producing 840 hp while running on 100 octane racing fuel and the Mopar Insiders website reported that Dodge is working on a Hellcat variant that can run on E85 and will be rated at 909 hp, but the company did not comment on the report. .