These Are The 10 Best Special-Edition Cars Dodge Ever Made

American car manufacturer cleverness is a titan of industry. The brand isn’t really known for making cars for the average buyer or the everyday commuter just looking for a vehicle to take them somewhere. So if you own a Dodge, you are definitely someone who likes to settle for the most common things out there. Plus, if you’re a seasoned, avid Dodge fan, chances are even the brand’s own vehicles won’t do unless there’s something that really sets them apart. Keeping in mind that there are always customers who want something really special and unique, car companies come out with special editions of their most popular models from time to time, and Dodge has been no different.

While Dodge has made some truly unique and memorable cars over its 122 years of history, there have also been certain special edition models that have gone down in history as the coolest ever. Unsurprisingly, when these models came out, they sold like hot cakes in the market. There are always unique and one-off elements in these special edition models that cemented them in automotive history, an X factor that justifies the ‘special’ in their name. That said, let’s take a look at the absolute coolest special edition cars to ever come off Dodge’s assembly line.

10 2017 Dodge SRT Viper 1:28 Edition ACR

The Dodge Viper is a car that has set countless track records. One of the most incredibly successful cars for the Michigan-based automaker, the Viper set the record at Laguna Seca Raceway by mastering the track in just 1 minute 28 seconds during development.

Dodge commemorated this achievement with the special SRT Viper 1:28 Edition ACR, and this special edition of the Viper came with its own distinctive flavor and characteristics. It had clear decals and the iconic Viper stripe which was now red and thick, with a smaller black stripe through it. During the 28 seconds to the minute it took for the Viper to cover the Laguna Seca, only 28 models were ever made, and each owner was also allowed to have their name painted on the driver’s door.

9 1963 Dodge 330 Ramcharger

Dodge is an indelible part of the muscle car segment in American automotive history. The segment itself has been thriving for decades thanks to its inter-brand competitiveness. Every carmaker has raced each other for decades now to create the lightest muscle car with the most massive engine, hoping that their car will be the one to hit 100 km/h for the rest.

The 1963 Dodge 330 Ramcharger was no different. More than half a century ago, the 330 Ramcharger was blazingly ahead of its time, and as soon as it hit the streets, it became an instant classic. Customers loved this special edition, and the fact that Dodge only launched 162 copies of this car from their assembly line made it even more of a collector’s car.

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8 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T

When Dodge decided to produce a new, limited-edition Charger in 2006 and announced its intention in 2005, fans were thrown into turmoil. This was all due to the name they decided to give this new Charger, a reference to the brand’s racing days. The 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T was announced at the Daytona International Speedway, during Speed ​​Week. The timing just couldn’t have been better.

With a unique front end with its distinctive chin spoiler and grille with a darkened honeycomb design, the 2006 Charger Daytona R/T certainly turned heads. The car also featured black Daytona and Hemi decals on the front and sides. The boot lid came with a black spoiler that stood out in a good way, and the signature R/T badging from the past made this special edition Charger the talk of the town.

7 1970 Dodge Challenger Trans Am

One of the rarest muscle cars out there and the dream of collectors and gearboxes alike, the 1970 Dodge Charger Trans Am was actually released in 1969 and was designed primarily for SCCA Trans-Am racing. Though rated at 290 horsepower, the ’70 Challenger T/A is estimated to deliver 350 horsepower or more, with 345 lb-ft of torque.

Dodge has given this Challenger the most beautiful styling, making it truly one of the best looking cars ever. Unfortunately, the cost of developing this special edition Trans Am was too high to justify, leading to its discontinuation. The limited number of these models makes it all the more rare these days.

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6 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 Voodoo Edition

By the time 2010 rolled around, both Dodge and customers were unsure of what the future would hold for the Viper. The Gen IV models grew older every day and Dodge seemed to have no plans for their succession. 2010 was also a very low production year with only 500 Vipers coming off the assembly line.

Dodge then opted to release a limited-edition Viper, a very rare lineup of just 20 units. They called this the Viper Voodoo Edition. This special edition replicated the Viper housed in the head of the home of FCA chief Ralph Gilles. A lot of ACR technology and equipment came together to form the Viper Voodoo Edition, and the car was painted black, with gray and red pinstripes running along the body. This was one of the rarest, most special Dodge Vipers out there, and it definitely looked good.

5 Dodge Challenger Mopar V10 Drag Pak

Mopar, which used to be the parts and service division of FCA, occasionally released special editions of Dodge Challengers. These special edition Challengers are hand built and a lot of love has gone into making them especially for one purpose. The Mopar Challengers are built to compete in National Hot Rod Association and National Muscle Car Association races.

Mopar stuffed these Challengers with huge V10 engines, which often resulted in these Challengers not being legal on the road. Nevertheless, they succeeded in their mission, which was to set the drag strip on fire. In 2021, the last Challenger Mopar V10 Drag Pack featured a supercharged 354 cubic-inch Hemi V8 engine, and although it was rated at 630 horsepower, it probably produced over 1,000 horses.

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4 1968 Dodge Dart GTS 440

The compact Dodge Dart was launched in the twilight of the 1960s, making Dodge one of the lightest muscle cars on its hands. This, of course, also made it one of the fastest. Despite the 340 or 283 cubic inch V8 engine options, the gearboxes seemed to want more, and Dodge listened, leading to the birth of the GTS 440 edition of the Dodge Dart.

The automaker developed just a handful of these special editions of the Dodge Dart, in conjunction with Hurst Performance, to fit a 440 cubic inch V8 engine in the car. The result was a win for the 440 GTS Dart in several NHRA races. Consequently, the 1968 Dodge Dart GTS 440 became a symbol of the need for speed that can never be satisfied, and it remains a unique special edition in Dodge history.

3 1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee Hemic

Another extremely rare Dodge Charger, the Super Bee Hemi special edition, was originally made for the brand’s Coronet model range. However, in 1971, Dodge moved it to the Charger, as the Coronet stopped offering a two-door body model. With special equipment, exclusive paint scheme and decals, and a 383 V8 engine, the ’71 Dodge Charger Super Bee Hemi was a recipe for success.

It even came with a 426 Hemi as an option, which put out 425 horsepower. With the 426 Hemi engine option, Dodge has only made 22 Super Bees, making the car extremely rare and one of the most collectible Dodge special vehicles of all time.

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2 1998 Dodge Viper GT2 Championship Edition

The Viper brought home so many wins and records for Dodge that it spawned numerous special editions. In fact, this is the third Viper on this list alone, which just goes to show how special this car has been to Dodge. In 1997, the Viper GTS-R won the FIA ​​GT2 Championship and Dodge decided to celebrate by bringing the race car to the streets with a special street-legal model.

The color of the ’97 Viper GT2 Championship Edition was white, with two blue stripes in the middle, representing the colors of the winning team. Dodge packed the special edition car with all the decals of the racetrack model. They even went one step further and installed a five-point seat belt in the GT2 Championship edition to simulate the feeling of sitting in the real race car, by developing just 100 copies of this special Viper.

1 Ram SRT10 Night Runner

The only pickup on this list, the Ram SRT10 Night Runner, is without a doubt one of the most ridiculous pickup trucks to ever come off the assembly line. As the name suggests, the Night Runner came with a Viper engine under its massive hood. This was an insane combination, of course, as the engineers put a V10 engine from a 500 horsepower supercar and put it in a RWD pickup.

The V10 engine in question was born in a joint effort between Chrysler and Lamborghini, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. With only 9,500 ever made, the Ram SRT10 Night Runner has even fewer numbers that are still functional today, and the truck is undoubtedly one of the most erratic and insane vehicles Dodge has ever produced.

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