Before the coronavirus epidemic shut down huge swaths of the planet, Dodge unveiled the 2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition lineup at the 2019 LA Auto Show. These retro-inspired limited edition models commemorate the debut of the 1970 Challenger model, and are chock full of vintage flair inside and out. And they are finally heading to dealer lots, according to MoparInsiders.
The 50th Anniversary Edition Dodge Challenger can be ordered in GT RWD, R/T Shaker, R/T Scat Pack Shaker and R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody trim. In fact, this is the first time that a shaker hood will be featured on a widebody Challenger. While the V6 models won’t be graced with the shaker hood, they will feature a hand-painted Satin Black hood that is reminiscent of the V8-exclusive option. The Satin Black theme continues on the roof and rear decklid.
Just like the original Challenger muscle car that debuted a half-century ago, this special edition Challenger package is available in 7 high impact color options, including Gold School, which is making its debut on the anniversary model. The other color options include Frostbite, Hellraisin, Sinamon Stick, TorRed, F8 Green, and Go Mango. Other stylistic changes include 50th Anniversary Edition badging finished in “Gold School” that dot the Challengers spoiler and grille. A Satin Black fuel-filler door with “FUEL” lettering also harkens back to the original model.
The changes continue inside, where the 50th Anniversary Edition receives a unique Nappa leather and Alcantara interior with Sepia accent stitching, carbon fiber accents and a unique gauge cluster and the anniversary logo throughout. Perhaps the coolest interior highlight involves the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) screen, which features unique white-faced gauges with yellow accents and a 1970 Challenger graphic.
The 50th Anniversary Edition package for the 2020 Dodge Challenger will cost buyers $4,995, with each car carrying a numbered plaque on the dash out of 70. FCA will produce 70 cars in each color and in each trim level. Buyers of the SRT Challenger lineup will also receive a 50th anniversary badge during the 2020 model year.
While going to the dealership to pick out your new 2020 Dodge Challenger might not be possible right now, that shouldn’t stop anyone from trying to get their hands on this special edition version of Mopar’s most famous muscle car.