Dodge has been creating some wild and fast street-going muscle cars that were also dragstrip winners. In the early 1960s, Dodge was Chrysler’s excitement division and was a force to reckon with, especially in drag racing.
The company is known for bringing HEMI V8 to the masses. Some modern performance versions feature supercharged HEMI engines that increase their power outputs and capabilities. In the 21st century, there are plenty of Dodge muscle cars you can buy as a car collector. Let’s take a look at the best options.
10 Dodge Charger Daytona
The first Daytona was meant for one of NASCAR’s fastest tracks. It had an extended aero nose and a tall rear wing. Dodge resurrected the Daytona from 2006 to 2009 and later in 2013 as a bright blue, NASCAR-inspired sedan limited to only 2,500 units. It had the 5.7 HEMI V8 pumping 370 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque.
All these limited units had a dash plaque with the car’s build number and were available in four colors; Pitch Black, Billet Silver, Bright White, and Daytona Blue. The models also got 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, Daytona decals along the rear fenders, black hood vinyl graphics, and black roof wrap. They were ideal solutions for buyers who wanted performance without breaking the bank.
9 Dodge Charger Super Bee
The first Dodge Charger Super Bee was in production from 1968 to 1971. In 2007, Dodge brought back the Super Bee. During this time, only 2,425 Super Bee models were made. The 2009 version was the least produced, with only 425 units. All versions featured an “in your face” styling, and they were the first special edition Chargers made by SRT.
Besides being rare, the Super Bee accelerated like a muscle car, looked mean, and sounded meaner. It received some hood decals with HEMI lettering, hockey stick stripe decals on the rear quarter panel, a blacked-out trunk, and Super Bee decals on the front fenders.
8 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Furious Fuchsia
The Furious Fuchsia was the 40th-anniversary edition of the Dodge Challenger. It was available in the R/T and SRT models. These models help commemorate four decades of Challenger performance while delivering modern and memorable hues from 1970.
The SRT8 Furious Fuchsia featured a pink exterior and additional parts like two hood scoops, a rear spoiler, a sunroof, dual carbon fiber hood stripes, etc. This rear-wheel-drive model used a Tremec six-speed manual gearbox mated to a 6.1-liter HEMI V8 producing 425 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.
7 Dodge Challenger SRT8
The SRT8 Challenger was Dodge’s return to the muscle car game in almost four decades. This 2008 model featured a 425 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque naturally aspirated 6.1-liter V8. It was also more stylish than its then competition, the BMW M3.
The 2014 model was a more powerful muscle car producing 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque from a slightly larger naturally aspirated 6.4-liter V8 engine. The upgrade helped provide the SRT8 with a better midrange grunt.
6 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary
The special edition Challenger coupe was unveiled in 2020, celebrating its 50th birthday. The model has plenty of special badges, a plush interior, and gold wheels. There are only 1,960 cars allotted for production, with 70 cars in each trim.
These models will have a number out of 70 and feature unique upgrades like black wrapped headlamps, decklids and roof, and a hand-painted black hood. On the grille, there is special badging and some spoiler badges. There’s also a new paint color, Smoke Show, and owners can combine it in the commemorative edition.
5 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
The 2021 Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody is a ridiculous muscle car. It features Dodge’s legendary 6.2-liter supercharged V8 producing 797 hp and 707 lb-ft of torque. This is a supercar shaming muscle car capable of a 3.6 second 0 to 60 mph time.
The Charger has all the right credentials with aggressive looks and performance to match. It features some wide 20 x 11-inch wheels as standard wrapped in 305/35ZR20 performance tires. Owners can also swap out the tires for all seasons, especially when they want a great on-road experience.
4 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock
The Super Stock combines the previous Hellcat, Redeye, and Demon models. It’s one of the muscle cars that embody the spirit of a Challenger better than any other. This model starts as a Hellcat Redeye and later adds 10 hp for a total of 807 hp.
The torque remains the same at 707 lb-ft, but the Super Stock comes from the factory with Nitto NT05R drag radials as standard, identical to the ones on the Demon. It also features blistered fenders to match and revs 100 rpm higher than the Redeye. The Super Stock also gets the Demon’s adaptive suspension and Power Chiller to help cool down the engine intake for better launch power.
3 Dodge Charger Jailbreak
The Charger is one of the most sought-after muscle cars in the US. That’s thanks to the Fast & Furious franchise making it popular. Besides, it’s a high-performance vehicle that can also carry five or four passengers. The Jailbreak is the highest trim option with an $86,595 starting price.
This normal-sized sedan produces 807 hp from a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 powerplant. It’s a slight upgrade over the SRT Hellcat Redeye. It features a wide body design with 3.5-inch fenders that allow 20 x 11-inch wheels to fit. This helps increase grip strength when you put this muscle car through its paces.
2 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Jailbreak
Dodge decided to allow its customers to add a whole lot of extra packages to make the craziest road car they can imagine. The Jailbreak package is a mere $995 package over the Hellcat Redeye, allowing owners to get an additional 10 hp.
The Jailbreak uses the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 recalibrated to produce 807 hp, making it one of the most powerful muscle cars on the market. Buying the Jailbreak also unlocks a plethora of customization options, including trims, colors, and seats.
1 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
The Challenger SRT Demon was mightier than the Hellcat version, with up to 840 hp and exclusive drag racing equipment allowing it to pop a wheelie. This limited-edition Demon went out of production after 2018, making it one of the craziest and coolest vehicles ever to wear a Dodge badge.
You can find most of its transmission and engine goodies on the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. However, its performance figures and straight-line acceleration made it hard for its competition to match, including the 650-hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the 760-hp Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.