Back in 1914, John and Horace Dodge developed America’s first mass-produced, all-steel-bodied cars and set a world record for the most first-model-year automobiles ever produced at 45,033 units. In fact, Dodge was founded in 1900, but during its first years of existence it only served as a supplier for Detroit-based automakers.
First of them is the new Challenger 100th Anniversary Edition based on either the SXT or R/T Plus versions. It will be put on sale in the spring of 2014 and it will add only $2,500 to the Challenger’s base price.
As expected, the extra cash adds several unique visual elements inside and out, plus Sport Mode calibration, a performance-tuned suspension system and a three-spoke, flat-bottom, performance steering wheel.
Click past the jump to read more about the Dodge Challenger 100th Anniversary Edition.
Gallery Dodge Challenger SXT
On the new Challenger 100th Anniversary Edition, the main distinctive feature is its color scheme. Customers can choose between an exclusive High Octane Red pearl coat paint, or any other of the seven exterior paints: Pitch Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Ivory Tri-Coat, Phantom Black Tri-Coat and Header Orange.
The car rides on 20-by-8-inch, polished five-spoke aluminum wheels with Granite Crystal pockets. It further distinguishes itself with a Granite Crystal grille surround, plus commemorative "Dodge Est. 1914" front-fender badges and Dodge "100" wheel center caps.
For the interior, Dodge prepared all-new, exclusive Molten Red or Foundry Black heated Nappa leather sport seats with brass-colored accent stitching and die-cast "Dodge Est. 1914" circular badges. These new sports seats offer nice contrast to the armrests trimmed in matching Molten Red or Foundry Black premium
leather and the Liquid Graphite center console bezels, steering wheel accents and door handle pulls.
Rounding out the interior are "Dodge Est. 1914" logos embroidered on premium the floor mats and a "100" mph indication in red featured on the new bright white gauge faces.
As standard feature, the 100th Anniversary Edition comes with a Uconnect system and a seven-speaker, Boston Acoustics audio system with 368-watt amplifier.
Seatback Logo Detail
Floor Mat Detail
The new Challenger 100th Anniversary Edition is based on either the SXT or R/T Plus versions, so it will feature the engines found in these models.
When based on the SXT model, the model gets a 3.6-liter, Pentastar V-6 engine rated at 305 horsepower and mated to either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic gearbox. The R/T Plus version gets a 5.7-liter, HEMI V-8 engine that delivers a total of 375 horsepower and sprints the Challenger to 60 mph in less than six seconds.
|Model||2014 Challenger SXT 100th Anniversary Edition||2014 Challenger R/T Plus 100th Anniversary Edition|
|Engine 3.6-Liter Pentastar V-6||5.7-Liter HEMI V-8||Horsepower @ RPM||305 @ 6,350||375 @ 5,150|
|Torque (LB-FT @ RPM)||268 @ 4,800||410 @ 4,300|
The new Dodge Challenger 100th Anniversary Edition is priced at only $2,500 more than the Challenger SXT Plus or R/T Plus trim levels, meaning that the customers will have to pay either $28,795 or $34,995 depending on the trim.
We know you are all waiting for the new-generation Ford Mustang to arrive, but until then, the current generation remains a nice acquisition. The model is offered with a choice of two engines: a 3.7-liter, V-6 engine that delivers a total of 305 horsepower or a 5.0-liter, V-8 engine with an output of 420 horsepower.
The 2014 Mustang it priced from $22,995, but it can easily go up to $35,795 for the GT version.
Gallery Ford Mustang
The Camaro doesn’t have the old-school muscle-car look of the Challenger, but it does take inspiration from Camaros of yesteryear.
For the 2014 model year, the Camaro LS and LT versions come with a 323-horsepower, V-6 engine, and the SS version gets a 6.2-liter, V-8 engine that delivers up to 426 horsepower.
The Camaro is priced from $23,345.
Gallery Chevrolet Camaro SS
It is always nice to remember the first steps a company made and all the effort needed to become what it is today. This is exactly what Dodge does with its latest special-edition Challenger, as it reminds us that starting in 1914, Dodge started its long crawl to one of the top three brands in America.
- The new red exterior paint
- Comes with two engine options
- Kind of cheap for all those updates
- For now we just like it
There is no vehicle more iconic than the head-turning Challenger, which serves as the perfect foundation to celebrate 100 years of Dodge style and performance. Based on the 2014 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus and R/T Plus models, the new 100th Anniversary Edition pays tribute to the brand’s history in contemporary Dodge style.
Similar to the Charger, the Dodge Challenger 100th Anniversary Edition includes all-new 20 x 8-inch polished five-spoke aluminum wheels with Granite Crystal pockets and matching Granite Crystal grille surround with script “Challenger” badge. To provide contrast, Pitch Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Ivory Tri-Coat, Phantom Black Tri-Coat, Header Orange and an exclusive High Octane Red pearl coat paint are available. For added detail, commemorative bar style “Dodge Est. 1914” front-fender badges and Dodge ‘100’ wheel center caps mark this special edition.
The interior has all-new and exclusive Molten Red or Foundry Black heated Nappa leather sport seats featuring a custom ‘cloud overprint.’ Brass colored accent stitching and die-cast “Dodge Est. 1914” circular badges provide the 2014 Dodge Challenger 100th Anniversary Editions with an exclusive, high-end appearance that also draws inspiration from the machinist heritage of John and Horace Dodge. Adding contrast to armrests trimmed in matching Molten Red or Foundry Black premium leather are Liquid Graphite center console bezels, steering wheel accents and door handle pulls.
Interior appointments designed to commemorate the brand’s centenary include die-cast “Dodge Est. 1914” circular badges on front seatbacks and an embroidered anniversary logo on premium floor mats. For a touch of style, new bright white gauge faces feature a surprising detail element as the “100” mph indication is marked appropriately in red. Adding even more detail is the Uconnect system’s startup image, evoking the industrious nature of Detroit. Finishing out the interior is a seven speaker Boston Acoustics audio system with 368-watt amplifier, along with Mopar “Challenger” sill plates and bright pedals.
Performance and Challenger are synonymous. The Dodge Challenger 100th Anniversary Edition based on the 2014 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus model features a 305 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, delivering up to 27 mpg on the highway. Available with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic, the Dodge Challenger 100th Anniversary Edition based on the 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Plus offers up to 375 horsepower, 25 mpg highway and 0-60 mph under 6 seconds. Both V-6 and V-8 models include sport mode calibration, performance-tuned suspension and three-spoke flat-bottom performance steering-wheel.
Completing this special model are two unique key fobs, which include a 100th Anniversary Edition jeweled logo on the back side, a customized owner’s kit and a special commemorative book celebrating the 100 years of Dodge heritage.
Available in limited quantities, the 2014 Dodge Challenger 100th Anniversary Edition package is available for a U.S. MSRP of $2,500 more than the Challenger SXT Plus or R/T Plus trim levels, offering tremendous value for all of the unique attributes, including 20-inch aluminum wheels, exclusive Foundry Black or Molten Red ‘cloud print’ heated Nappa leather, flat-bottom steering wheel, Premium Boston Acoustics audio, performance suspension and steering, die-cast paddle shifters and commemorative jewelry.