Dodge Delays Final V8 Monster Due to Supply Challenges

Dodge Delays Final V8 Monster Due to Supply Challenges

A photo of a Dodge Charger surrounded by orange question marks.

Impression: Dodge/Owen Bellwood

Dodge has been bidding farewell to its V8 muscle cars and trucks in a prolonged, drawn out way that has so considerably incorporated six quite neat, incredibly shouty, confined-version designs. That fond farewell was because of to conclude with a magic formula seventh “Last Call” product established to launch at this year’s SEMA display, but it is been delayed.

Dodge’s seventh and final Previous Call muscle mass auto would stick to in the footsteps of the Challenger-based mostly Shakedown, the Charger-based Tremendous Bee and the not long ago-announced Black Ghost, which was developed in tribute to a 1970s road racer.

The following iteration in the series, which would also be based on possibly the Charger or Challenger, was all set to be revealed at this year’s Specialty Machines Sector Association (SEMA) present in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 1-4.

An image of two green Dodge Charger and Challenger muscle cars.

The “Last Call” sequence has included Doge Charger and Challenger styles.
Picture: Dodge

But, Dodge has now shared a assertion confirming that it has pushed back again the expose of the seventh “Last Call” muscle mass car. According to Dodge:

“The introduction of the brand’s seventh and final 2023 “Last Call” commemorative version product has been established back again.

“When merchandise and provide challenges have been resolved, the reveal will be rescheduled.”

The enterprise has not alluded to when the remaining model in the sequence will crack cover, and neither has it supplied any hint and what “challenges” could be producing the delay. But in the latest months the car sector has been hit with many backlogs, shortages and constraints, so you can just take your select.

Maybe the seemingly never ever-ending chip scarcity is obtaining an affect on the capabilities that Dodge can incorporate in its final V8 muscle mass vehicle. Or, probably, the rumored aluminum shortage is hampering its construction?

An image of the orange Dodge Charger King Daytona muscle car.

The Charger King Daytona is just one of Dodge’s “Last Call” models.
Picture: Dodge

It could even be a large ruse and the lithium lack that’s influencing the EV sector could as an alternative be hampering the rollout. Who understands.

Even though that previous a single is not likely, Dodge has now outlined its electric muscle auto programs with the debut of the Charger Daytona notion. Premiered last thirty day period, the all-electrical muscle automobile is a signal of things to come at the Stellantis-owned manufacturer once the latest generation of Charger and Challenger acquire their closing bows.

Just now, that curtain simply call is set to come a tiny later than envisioned.