New Dodge Challenger Widebody Convertible Is A Sure-fire Way To Turn Heads

A dealership in North Carolina is selling a grey Dodge Challenger Convertible with an MSRP of $63,995.

Those familiar with the current Challenger will know that Dodge hasn’t built a convertible version despite both the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro being available as droptops. Consequently, the dealership in question, Keffer Dodge, Chrysler, Ram and Jeep turned to customization shop Convertible Builders to create the car you see before you.

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This particular Challenger started out life as a Challenger R/T Scat Pack and while it no longer features a fixed roof, it doesn’t appear to have undergone any other mechanical modifications. Consequently, it is still powered by a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine churning out 485 hp and 475 lb-ft (644 Nm) of torque. Mated to this engine is an eight-speed automatic transmission.

As mentioned, the MSRP of the car is $63,995 and purchasing a ‘regular’ Challenger R/T Scat Pack with the eight-speed automatic transmission costs $47,840. Is the open-air experience of a convertible Challenger worth the $16,155 premium? We’re not so sure.

Nonetheless, the dealership clearly thinks there is demand for Challenger Convertibles as it currently has a second Challenger R/T Scat Pack Convertible for sale. That particular model is painted white and enjoys a lower MSRP of $59,780. The listing for the grey car asserts that the vehicle has just 1 mile on the clock while the white car has allegedly only been driven for 3 miles. While we’re not convinced the cars’ are worth the premium over a hardtop Challenger, we’re sure the V8 does sound nice without a roof.

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  • Andrewthecarguy

    Looks good, Dodge should build this.
    However, $64k but no leather???
    Why not go the next step and Katskinz the interior in red leather or something wilder? It will only add 2 to 3 grand to the price which is less than 10%

    • Crash Bandicoot

      Leather sucks as a material for cars it looks like crap after about 2 days, requires constant maintenance, burns in the summer and is too cold in the winter all of this is amplified in a convertible.

      • Andrewthecarguy

        Ok. That’s why the finest lux cars all have leather. Makes sense.

  • Ben

    This reminds me when Viper Exchange were selling convertible/roadsters of the Gen V Viper. They called it the Medusa. Not sure how I felt about the design, but “Medusa” is one helluva name!

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Right?!
      The targa top sold by Prefix was quite nice as well.
      I’d go for the convertible now, especially since not very many were made.

  • john1168

    I always thought Dodge should have offered a ragtop version of the Challenger. I think they would have sold trillions of them. They look great and you’d have some room in them.

  • Bash

    Coooool!!

    • benT

      gives plenty of shade at the backend – if your laying down.

  • botornot387

    Dodge should have built this all along. What a looker!

    • benT

      If you are Latino !
      OR Beyoncè or minge Nicki or Kardouchian.

      • botornot387

        I am none of the above actually. Thanks for stereotyping, but its OK to have options.

        • benT

          a lame joke from me – I have not issue with any of the afore mentioned.

        • benT

          If you are one of the above, are you Nicki Minge or Klapt Kardouchian or Beyoncè?

  • pb m

    Story was great, especially when it first appeared on Motor Authority.

  • Blanka Li

    Dodge has done a great job keeping the aging Charger/Challenger models updated. This seems to be the next logical “freshening” step.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Or at least attention getter. A convertible would certainly keep this thing relevant.

  • Bo Hanan

    That dash/interior should not be exposed to light.

    • benT

      neither should the backend!

  • benT

    Not really fond of a fat backside lower.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I don’t mind if they removed the rear seats, covered that area up, and added another electric engine and batteries. A Hellcat driving the rear and a 250+ hp electric providing instant torque to the front of the car, if that’s even possible. You could drive it year around and even in the snow. And while driving around the city, you can have it just powered by the electric engine.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Not ugly. Just not my thing.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Wow, emotional are we? Carry on thumb sucking crash, your mama is almost home. I’d call you an idiot but your response already did it for me. SMH

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