Dodge Swinger Package Returns For Last Call Charger And Challenger


A pair of modern-day “Swingers” with a retro-themed appearance are joining the Dodge brand’s “Last Call.” The special-edition 2023 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Swinger (rear) and 2023 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Swinger models (both shown in F8 Green) give a nod back to the unique style of the Dodge brand’s “swinging” muscle car lineup of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Shortly after noon yesterday, September 7th, the Dodge brand introduced the 2023 Challenger Scat Pack Swinger and 2023 Charger Scat Pack Swinger. These are the latest limited edition models to join the lineup as part of the Last Call program, joining the Challenger Shakedown and Charger Super Bee, with three more models set to debut between now and early November.

As expected, the 2023 Swinger package for the Dodge Challenger and Charger is almost entirely aesthetic, but the unique collection of colors creates a cool, vintage feel inside and out. As the name suggests, the Swinger package is offered exclusively in conjunction with the R/T Scat Pack trim level in widebody form for both vehicles.

This means that these retro-inspired muscle cars are motivated by the 392 cubic inch Hemi, delivering 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque via an 8-speed automatic transmission, while 305-millimeter wide tires help put all of that power to the ground. However, all of that is true of every widebody Scat Pack car sold.

Green Swinger interior instrument panel badge on the special-edition 2023 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Swinger.

Where the Swinger models differ from the rest of the Scat Pack Chargers and Challengers is in the color configuration, inside and out.

The Challenger Scat Pack Swinger package begins with the Plus Group and the Shaker package. It then adds a Gold School Challenger grille badge, a Gold School R/T Widebody grille badge and a Gold School painted Shaker scoop. There is also Gold School Scat Pack + Bee spoiler badges,  Gold School Bee fender badges, retro Swinger rear fender graphics and 20-by-11-inch Gold School wheels and black six-piston Brembo brakes up front.

On the inside, the 2023 Challenger Swinger sports Mod Grain wood-like aluminum interior bezel textures, Nappa/Alcantara seats with green stitching and a green Dodge Rhombi logo, a Green Swinger interior instrument panel badge and Green interior accent stitching on console and doors.

Image: Dodge Garage

As for the Charger Scat Pack Swinger, it starts with the Plus Group and adds Gold School Scat Pack + Bee grille badges, Gold School Bee fender and decklid badges. It will also have 20-by-11-inch Gold School wheels and retro Swinger rear fender graphics and black six-piston Brembo brakes on the outside.

Inside, the Charger Swinger features the same Mod Grain wood-like aluminum interior bezel textures and Nappa/Alcantara seats with green stitching and a green Rhombi logo. It too will have a Green Swinger interior instrument panel badge and Green interior accent stitching as the Challenger.

The 2023 Dodge Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger models will be offered in three exterior colors – F8 Green, Sublime Green and White Knuckle. The cars pictured are wearing F8 Green and based on the trim colors, F8 is likely the best-looking option for this vintage package.

Image: Dodge Garage

“The name says it all – the originals had a unique, fun character, and that’s the same reaction we’re hoping for with our 2023 Dodge Challenger and Charger R/T Scat Pack Swinger models,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer – Stellantis. “Dodge Swinger models have always held a unique spot in the Dodge muscle-car pantheon, and these modern-day models bring that fun back to life.” 

Dodge will build 1,000 examples of each of these Swinger models, but they will not be available for customer order like most Challengers and Chargers. Like the Challenger Shakedown, the Charger Super Bee and the vehicles set to debut later this month, the Swinger models will be built at random and shipped to pre-selected dealerships around the country. 

Image: Dodge Garage

Those prospective buyers who hope to score one will be able to track the location of all Last Call models on the Dodge Garage website. Once the company begins building and delivering them, they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

The next Last Call debut is scheduled for September 14 and based on the covered teaser car shown during Dodge Speed Week, we expect some variety of Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye. That will be followed on September 21 by what we expect will be a Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye of some sort and the final new model for 2023 – likely a high-power model based on the Challenger – will debut at the SEMA Show in November.

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Patrick Rall

Industry News Editor Patrick entered the Mopar world when he bought his 1983 Mirada back in 1994, installing a mild 340 a year later that would eventually be built up into the range of 500 horsepower. Today, Patrick daily drives a Hellcat Challenger, but he still has his 340-powered Mirada, as well as a 1972 Demon 340 and a Hemi Ram.

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