2014 will mark 100 years since John and Horace Dodge cultivated the first mass-produced all-steel-bodied cars in America. Since then, the Dodge brand has gone on to enjoy a considerable amount of success with generations of drivers, thanks in large part to the legacy built by their Charger and Challenger vehicles. It is appropriate, then, that the Dodge brand will celebrate its centennial with 100th anniversary editions of their 2014 Charger and Challenger that will boast unique commemorative features to coincide with the standard brand of power and performance that the name badges provide.
“The Dodge Charger and Challenger are the perfect foundation to celebrate 100 years of Dodge style and performance,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge Brand, in the official press release. “Over the last century, the Dodge brand has seen its biggest success when we’ve combined head-turning designs with ingenious engineering and world-class performance. These two iconic muscle cars do all of that and more. They represent the Dodge brand’s heart and soul.”
The additions that will make the 2014 Charger and Challenger 100th Anniversary Editions stand out from their more standard brethren include the availability of a “High Octane” read pearl coat paint, 20” aluminum wheels, and commemorative badging (reading “Dodge Est. 1914”). Every 100th Anniversary Edition vehicle will also come with a book that chronicles a century of Dodge’s vehicle innovations.
The 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition will be based upon the 2014 Charger SXT Plus, which is powered by the award-winning 3.6L Pentastar V6 that doles out 300 horsepower. Another version, based upon the Charger R/T Plus ups the ante to the 5.7L HEMI V8 that creates 370 horses and 395 lb.-ft. of torque.
Similarly, the two versions of the 2014 Dodge Challenger 100th Anniversary Edition will also be based upon the 2014 Challenger SXT Plus and R/T Plus models and powered by the Pentastar and HEMI engines, respectively. The Charger Anniversary Edition package will cost an additional $2,200 over the MSRP of a 2014 SXT Plus or R/T Plus trim level model, and the Challenger Anniversary Edition will run an extra $2,500 over the same trim levels for the 2014 Challenger.
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