The leftist agenda has come for the classic Muscle Car. The final gasp of the roaring V8 engine and powerful American muscle, Dodge unveiled their record-breaking Demon Challenger – goodbye, Beast Mode!
With government regulations closing in on gas-powered vehicles, it’s now the era of electric vehicular madness.
Daily wire reports, on Monday, Dodge unveiled its final version of its iconic gas-powered muscle car, the Challenger, as the company transitions from gas-powered to electric cars.
Stellantis, which owns Dodge, will produce its last V8 car, the 2023 Challenger SRT Demon, CNBC reported. Powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8, the Dodge Challenger can sprint from 0-60 mph in 1.66 seconds, making it the fastest production car in the world.
Last summer, Dodge announced that it would transition away from gas-powered vehicles and toward electric vehicles by the end of this year. Stellantis, formerly Fiat Chrysler, Dodge’s parent company, ranks at the bottom of U.S. car manufacturers for fuel economy and carbon emissions, according to CNBC.
Dodge said goodbye to the muscle cars that helped give the company a name by selling seven special-edition Dodge models, the last of which is the 2023 Challenger SRT Demon. The SRT Demon will hit the market at $96,666 but could cost up to $120,000 once fees and options and accessories are factored in.
This news comes after Ford has issued a recall over electric battery fires.
CNBC reports, earlier this month, Ford Motor recalled 18 electric F-150 Lightning pickups because of a battery cell defect that caused a truck to catch fire.
GM said Friday that the small recall affects vehicles that have already been delivered to customers and dealers. A Georgia plant from supplier SK On assembled the batteries with improperly produced battery cells over a four-week period.
Ford declined to disclose how many trucks it holds that may have the issue. Ford stated the company is “applying quality actions to already-produced vehicles with batteries built in this four-week window which we have been holding.”
A fire broke out in a holding lot during a pre-delivery quality check on Feb. 4. Consequently, Ford halted production and stopped shipments.
Ford previously refused to disclose details about the issue that caused the vehicle to catch fire or the solution implemented. As soon as the National Highway Transportation Administration issues the recall notice, more details should become available.
According to Ford, the battery issue or recall has not resulted in any accidents or injuries.
At one of the automaker’s Michigan plants, production of the F-150 Lightning will resume Monday.
It is with an air of solemnity and a twinge of resentment that we finally say goodbye to our beloved muscle car as Dodge recently unveiled its last ever gas-powered Challenger. While leftist politics, leftist agendas, and government regulations have all had their part to play in this era’s demise, there is no denying the strength and power of the Demon, which set a world record for being the fastest production car yet. What could have been a final act of insurrection instead ended up with us in silent remembrance at the passing of another beloved symbol from our past. Rest In Peace, beastly machines.
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