Dodge Challenger Black Ghost; Sixth Last Call Model AnnouncedNovember 22, 2022
Continuing its streak of reveals, Dodge is showcasing the Challenger “Black Ghost,” the sixth out of seventh “Last Call” models to be introduced for the Challenger’s (and Charger’s) twilight year.
The 2023 Challenger Black Ghost pays homage to a similarly named model of Woodward Avenue legend. Owned by Godfrey Qualls, the original Black Ghost was a 1970 Challenger RT SE powered by a 426 HEMI. It went on to earn a spot in the National Historic Vehicle Register in 2020, and remains in the Qualls family.
The OG famously flexed its muscle before driving off into the night, gone without a trace; the new one should be equally stealthy thanks to the black and chrome appearance dressing the SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody. Under the hood is something less inconspicuous; the Hellcat Redeye’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 beefed up to 807 horsepower.
Some of the more standout appearance features include the bright Dodge badging upfront and the “gator skin” roof vinyl. Less noticeable is the Midnight Metallic SRT grille badge, black MOPAR hood pins and six-piston Brembo brakes. The undercover interior is wrapped in a mix of Alcantara and leather, broken up by the red SRT logo on the wheel and carbon fiber bezels.
The sad news is that only 300 of these will be made, allocated to specific dealerships. As with all “Last Call” models, pricing and ordering details will be shared once ordering opens later this fall.
Chevrolet Launches Holiday Commercial and, Yep, it’s a Tear-JerkerNovember 22, 2023
The holidays are a time of joy and merriment. They’re also a time to be in our feels, and sometimes that’s really, really depressing.We’re not going to get all sappy on you, but even car folks shed a tear from time to time. Usually it’s from banging our fingers against the inner wall of a steel fender, sometimes it’s from selling off that project you swore you’d never sell, and every so often it’s because of a commercial. You know, a real tear-jerker.
Chevrolet has chopped the proverbial onions right in front of us a number of times now, and today they’ve aired their 2023 A Holiday to Remember longform TV spot.
This isn’t the first time Chevrolet has put out a holiday ad. Their previous Holiday Ride spot had it all– a daughter attached to her parent’s classic Impala convertible, a team of dedicated townsfolk banding together to perfect the ultimate holiday gift for a grieving father, and a dog.
Of course, Chevy isn’t the only brand to tug at the heartstrings through clever advertisements. There are plenty of ads– holiday themed or not, happy or sad– made by car companies that tell a much prettier story than low interest rates and zero cash-down deals. If you’ve got some time to kill (and are totally not running down the clock on your last shift before Thanksgiving), this may just send you down the rabbit hole of iconic car commercials.
And if that’s not enough nostalgia for you, head on over to our YouTube channel for our Thanksgiving Retro Marathon!