Dodge Adds "Go Mango" Heritage Color to Charger, Challenger Models
Dodge revives yet another high-impact color from the 1970sby Ciprian Florea, on
When it revised the Charger and Challenger in 2014, Dodge reintroduced modernized versions of its iconic, high-impact B5 Blue and Sublime Green exterior colors. The high-impact palette was again updated in 2015 to include the popular Plum Crazy, but the flashy hue was only available between September and December. In 2016, Dodge is reviving another one of its heritage colors, this time around the even more flamboyant Go Mango.
First shown at the annual Sprint Festival in Irvine, California, Go Mango will be limited to the high-end version of the Charger sedan and Challenger coupe. Specifically, customers will be able to check the color on the options list only for the SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat variants of the said cars. Dodge didn’t say how long Go Mango will be offered, but it will probably be limited to 2016-model-year vehicles. Go Mango-painted Chargers and Challengers can be ordered starting March 2016.
This high-impact color was first introduced on the 1970 Dodge Challenger, but it was also available as Vitamin C on Plymouth models. Go Mango returned in 2006 on a limited production run on Charger R/T Daytona models and was also featured on the 2016 Dodge Dart.
“Powerful performance cars like our Dodge Charger and Challenger demand high-impact colors,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands at FCA. “Dodge muscle cars have a long history of unique paint colors with iconic names, and we’ll continue to reach back into our paint code archive to give our enthusiast customers what they want.”
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Why it matters
It’s really nice to see Dodge look back on its cool history with unique paint colors and revive high-impact hues such as Go Mango. This flashy combination of orange and red tones is more than suited to adorn the Charger and Challenger and the "Go Mango" name, which means to lose control due to excessive rage and anger, is more than suited for the bonkers Hellcat versions of the two. With Go Mango added to the palette, Challenger and Charger SRT owners can now pick between four heritage high-impact colors, an option you can’t have at Ford or GM. Hopefully Dodge will revive other high-impact colors as well. I would definitely want to see Butterscotch, Citron Yella, and even Panther Pink return on modern-day Mopars.
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