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.
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 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).
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.
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.