2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Dodge brand, the first Dodge cars having rolled off the assembly line in 1914. To do something special for this anniversary, Dodge is releasing special 100th anniversary editions of their Challenger and Charger muscle cars. The 100th anniversary packages feature enhancements, including “High Octane” red pearl paint, 20-inch polished five spoke aluminum wheels, and commemorative badging all over the cars. Also included is a limited edition owner’s manual and a book on Dodge heritage. Both cars will feature a V-6 engine, with the Charger getting an estimated 31 mpg on the highway. A 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine is also available, and it will produce 375 horsepower in the Challenger. The 100th anniversary package will cost an extra $2,200 on the Charger and $2,500 for the Challenger. That seems like a lot to pay for a special paint color and owner’s manual. It seems that someone would have to be a really big Dodge enthusiast to shell out the additional money for these extras. I’d be more inclined to hold onto my $2,500 and spend it on my own customizations.
Dodge is also offering seven additional paint colors for these cars in addition to High Octane Red. Of the commemorative upgrades, I think the biggest plus is the interiors. Almost everything on the interior of the 100th anniversary editions is unique to this package, including the design of the leather, dashboard, consoles, and gauges. Although not quite as exciting as the 2014 Camaro Z/28, these cars still look pretty good and should be a nice option for Mopar fans. Also looking pretty good is Jenna Kirkpatrick, the Dodge Brand Manager explaining the cars in this video. Which do you like more, the cars, or Jenna? Check them out in the video above. Enjoy and ‘Share’