We guess when the product planners at Dodge thought about improving the Charger and Challenger, they said, “Let’s make them over 800 hp.” And there you have it. The Charger and Challenger Jailbreak was born. The SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Jailbreak, to be exact. Not an especially catchy name, but check out what the package offers before you judge.
The Jailbreak gets 807 hp for starters
The biggest news is the aforementioned 807 hp rating. That’s a bump up from the Hellcat’s 797 hp number. The rest of the package is accessory and trim options not available with the Redeye Widebody before now.
That starts with the color options. There are also some rather flamboyant combos offered like yellow paint with brass-plated wheels, and gray leather mixed with carbon-fiber trim bits. But you’ll always have to drive at the speed limit. Otherwise, you’ll be very easy to spot.
Dodge offers endless Jailbreak options
In all, there are seven seat and assorted stripe and wheel options. There are a variety of seatbelt and floor mat combos, along with the obligatory Jailbreak badge finishes and even brake caliper color choices. The message here is that you can order lots of separate appearance combos that you could only get on certain models or trim packages before.
If you find it hard to make up your mind Dodge makes up some Jailbreak packages it thinks hits the spot for many enthusiasts. Old School Challenger Jailbreak is one such package. It features F8 Green paint with 20-inch satin carbon wheels and extends that theme with satin chrome exterior accents. Gray accents inside combine with aluminum trim and twill headliner.
One Jailbreak package is called the “Brass Funky”
If you’re thinking Charger, there is a package that Dodge calls the Brass Funky. Outside it’s covered in Hellraisin paint combined with a ton of brass accents. Also in the mix are 20-inch Brass Monkey wheels. Sepia leather seats, carbon fiber trim, and a suede headliner fill out the interior.
All of this comes for an additional $995, but only with the Challenger or Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody. Dodge will start taking orders toward the end of December if you’re chomping at the bit. Otherwise, they should start showing up on Dodge dealer lots by spring of 2022.
This is the end of the line for the LX platform Charger and Challenger
These highlights are some of the last gasps of a tired platform that continues to sell like crazy. The Challenger first hit dealer’s showrooms in 2006 while the Charger showed up in 2008. Dodge is in no hurry to replace them, but that time is coming next year. The 2023 models should be all new and based on the Giorgio platform that the new Grand Cherokee is based on.
A hybrid has to be in the mix, but we expect the Hemi V8 to continue for some time to satisfy those hesitant to ride the electric wave. But these last of the Chargers and Challengers are going out loud and proud.