Next Dodge Charger Daytona To Continue Eye-Popping Color Palette

Four New Colors Look To Continue Charger's Colorful Options...

Dodge has maintained a veil of secrecy around its upcoming electrified muscle car lineup. This past week, we saw leaked images of three two-door Dodge Charger (LB) body shells at the Windsor Assembly Plant, indicating that the Charger will be offered in both four-door and two-door variants. The small leak was a much-welcomed surprise, considering Dodge hasn’t mentioned much about the new Charger since the 2022 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept at NAIAS.

Our sources have indicated that the plant will launch pilot models of the new Charger, starting as early as November. This means we might catch glimpses of near-production prototypes on public roads soon.

Over the past several months, our sources have told us that the new electrified Charger Daytona will come standard with all-wheel drive (AWD) and offer an optional glass roof option, something the leaked pictures of the body shells showed us. Now, one of our sources has shared intriguing insights into the color palette for this new muscle car.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept at NAIAS. 

Dodge has always strongly emphasized exterior colors, and it seems they’re keeping this tradition alive for the debut year of the new Charger. Over the last two decades, Dodge has revived several high-impact colors from its iconic 1960s and 1970s muscle cars while introducing new ones that have become iconic in their own right.

According to our sources, eight main exterior colors will be available for the first year of production of the new Charger. Among these, four are returning classics: White Knuckle (PW7), Pitch Black (PX8), Destroyer Grey (PDN), and Triple Nickel (PSE). The four additional hues include Vapor Grey (PAS), Redeye (PR6), After Dark (PPS), and Peel Out (PL4).

2023 Dodge Durango SRT HELLCAT in Vapor Grey.

For those unfamiliar with Vapor Grey, it debuted on the 2023 Dodge Durango, replacing the popular Granite Crystal color. Redeye, though not previously seen in the current Dodge lineup, the paint code last appeared as Ruby Red on the 2002 Dodge Stratus Coupe. However, it is common practice that manufacturers reuse paint codes on new hues over the years. As for After Dark, its paint code (PPS) was previously used on the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica known as Fathom Blue, suggesting a potential carryover for the new Charger. Despite its catchy name, Peel Out might be a reincarnation of the beloved Header Orange color, last used in 2014, if we decode its paint code.

2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited in Fathom Blue.

In another interesting development, our sources indicate Dodge plans to offer only a black interior color for the first production year of its next-generation Charger.

It’s worth noting that Dodge is likely to unveil limited edition colors throughout the year in addition to these new mainstream options. Nevertheless, it’s good to see that Dodge will continue its tradition regarding how it executes its fun color palette for its muscle cars.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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I’m a Dodge man and will be rooting for Dodge going forward, but the heavy hand of foreign corporate executives, short sighted non-American, is weighing on its future. It’s like soccer, or football in Eurospeak, they love it, American’s just ignore it. Formula 1 racing is their thing, we Americans love drag racing and NASCAR. They can hope paint and a turbo six gets it done, but I have my doubts. If left to their own decisions I’m sure Dodge would put a next generation V-8 in the new Dodges, but these bean counters and desk jockeys just don’t understand. I’m hanging in there, the Charger is stunning, but damn this thing needs a Hemi. Pay the penalty and follow the GM, Ford thinking. You know, those actual American companies. Stellantis management is just plain blind on this whole thing.
Trying here guys.

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There was a nice dark green color in the the CES video and I would love to see the color available. Something akin to Ford's dark highland green. That would be my order.

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Would dearly like to see a 2door BEV Charger/Challenger in F8 Green. That would be a spiritual successor to Dads old 68 Barracuda, and I would actually go into debt for that car. Nothing else out there right now I could say that about.

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Would dearly like to see a 2door BEV Charger/Challenger in F8 Green. That would be a spiritual successor to Dads old 68 Barracuda, and I would actually go into debt for that car. Nothing else out there right now I could say that about.

Good to see you back again

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I like the style of the new Charger. Let me know when there’s a HEMI available.
They are stupid if putting all their eggs in the EV basket.

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