After a month of videos and several months of speculation, we are at the end of Dodge’s teaser campaign. This makes this the latest Last Call teaser for the latest Last Call Dodge Challenger, which is very space balls way of saying essentially the finale is here. So let’s go.
For those counting, this is the sixth teaser for the current campaign (counting the original ad) and the seventh hint for this final model. It features the creepy monster pixie from the second teaser jumping out of a plane, skydiving into Las Vegas where the big reveal will ultimately take place. En route, we see it come to a momentary halt at 140mph before hurtling off with incredible haste, breaking the sound barrier in the process. For the record, that’s about 755 mph in Las Vegas, which has an elevation of 2,000 feet above sea level.
Obviously this Challenger to end all Challengers isn’t going 700mph, but 140mph is clearly a clue. Or rather, going faster than 140 mph is the clue, but with 215 mph referenced in a previous teaser, Of course the new Challenger goes faster than 140. Could that be how fast the new Challenger goes in the quarter mile? Maybe, but again, the takeaway isn’t speed. It goes faster than this speed. And we think we have the answer.
Step back a few years to the debut of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, heralded as the fastest-accelerating production car in the world. Dodge officially listed the Demon’s quarter-mile time at 9.65 seconds. And his speed at the end of this carpet? 140 mph on point, and no, we don’t for a moment think that’s a coincidence. Our take on this teaser is that the new Challenger is faster than the Demon, period.
Based on the other teasers, this should come as no surprise. To recap, the first teaser showed a scary demon-like face with red eyes, leading us to assume the new car would be a Challenger Demon Redeye. The second teaser saw this creepy demon transform into a monster pixie after dosing with golden liquid, which could indicate that it runs on E85 fuel. Teasers three and four threw numbers into the mix, suggesting its engine has a lot more boost than a standard hellcat and can run in under nine seconds over a quarter mile. As such, the new teaser lines up with the others in a neat way.
The fifth teaser showed a V8 jackhammer hammering gold pellets with 2,538 psi of… something. Some have said it’s another reference to boost pressure or cylinder pressure, but it’s still arguably the weirdest of the bunch. And then there’s the original teaser that dates back to August 2022, when Dodge announced its Last Call lineup. That’s where we saw a Challenger-shaped car under a blanket, adorned with a license plate that read 1FAST29.
Fortunately, the wait is almost over. Dodge will unveil its latest Last Call model on March 20 at a major event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This will mark the end of Dodge’s V8 muscle car for the Charger and Challenger, but as the teasers clearly suggest, it’s not going quietly.
You can watch the debut live on March 20 right here on Motor1.com. In the meantime, discover the latest ride on cars podcast where we dissect the Last Call teasers in more detail, and much more.