20 of the Coolest Dodge Cars Ever Built

From roaring muscle cars that defined a generation to innovative designs that revolutionized the automotive industry, Dodge has consistently raised the bar in terms of both performance and style. In this article, we’ll shift gears through history, exploring the most iconic and beloved vehicles that have donned the Dodge badge.

1969 Dodge Charger R/T

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Arguably the most iconic Dodge of all time, the ’69 Charger is synonymous with classic American muscle. It starred in countless films and TV shows, most notably as the “General Lee” in “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Powered by a 440 Magnum V8 or the legendary 426 Hemi, this beast represented raw power.

1992 Dodge Viper RT/10

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When the Viper debuted, it redefined American sports cars. With its long nose, aggressive curves, and a massive 8.0-liter V10 under the hood, it was a return to the era of raw, uncompromising power. Its lack of ABS and traction control added to its wild reputation.

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

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This was Dodge’s answer to the Mustang and Camaro. Available with the 426 Hemi and the Six Pack 440, its shaker hood and aggressive stance made it a favorite among muscle car enthusiasts.

1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock

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A purpose-built drag racer, this Dart was equipped with a 426 Hemi, making it a force to be reckoned with on the drag strip. With its lightweight construction and monster power, it became an icon of the drag racing scene.

2018 Dodge Demon

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The Demon was the epitome of drag strip dominance. With 840 horsepower from its supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8, it could pull a wheelie off the line and boasted the fastest 0-60 mph time of any production car when it was released.

2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4

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A hot hatch with American flavor, the Caliber SRT4 surprised many with its 285 horsepower turbocharged engine and aggressive styling. It was an unexpected performance offering in Dodge’s lineup.

1946 Dodge Power Wagon

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The original Power Wagon was a rugged, 4×4 truck that defined toughness. Its simplistic design, combined with its capability, made it invaluable for post-WWII America, both for work and recreation.

2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat

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The Hellcat redefined what a family sedan could be. With 707 horsepower from its supercharged V8, it was the world’s most powerful production sedan at its debut, blending practicality with blistering speed.

2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10

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Instead of a traditional truck engine, Dodge decided to throw in the Viper’s V10, resulting in the fastest production truck of its time.

1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee

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With its distinctive front grille and bumblebee stripes, the Super Bee was a budget-friendly muscle car that didn’t skimp on performance, featuring engines like the 426 Hemi and the 440 Six Pack.

1984 Dodge Caravan

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The Dodge Caravan revolutionized family transportation by introducing the minivan to North America. Its practical design, featuring a spacious interior with flexible seating arrangements, made it an instant hit. Powered by a range of engines over the years, the Caravan blended everyday utility with comfortable driving dynamics, making it a staple in suburban driveways.

1960 Dodge Polara

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The 1960 Polara epitomized the extravagant styling of the late 1950s and early 1960s with its extravagant tail fins, dual headlamps, and sleek lines. Featuring a 318 cubic-inch V8 engine, the Polara was as powerful as it was stylish, offering a luxurious ride indicative of Dodge’s push into the upper echelons of American cars.

1978 Dodge Li’l Red Express Truck

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Known for its distinctive styling with bright red paint and real wood trim, the Li’l Red Express was a performance-oriented pickup with a unique stack-style exhaust and a potent 360 cubic-inch V8 engine. It was famously the fastest American vehicle from 0 to 100 mph at the time of its release, making it a legend among truck enthusiasts.

1996 Dodge Viper GTS

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The Viper GTS was a more refined yet equally brutal version of the original Viper RT/10. Its coupe body, complete with a double-bubble roof for helmet space, and a 450-horsepower V10 engine, made it a favorite among sports car enthusiasts looking for raw power and track capability.

1962 Dodge Dart 440

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This model of the Dart represented a shift towards more performance-oriented vehicles for Dodge in the 1960s. It featured a lightweight body and a powerful 318 cubic-inch V8 engine, making it popular in drag racing. Its angular design and potent performance made it a standout model during the muscle car era.

2006 Dodge Charger SRT8

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The Charger SRT8 brought back the muscle car era with modern touches. It featured a 425-horsepower Hemi V8 engine, aggressive styling, and a performance-tuned suspension, making it a powerful, four-door sedan that could handle family duties as well as weekend track outings.

1987 Dodge Shelby Charger GLH-S

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Carroll Shelby transformed the Dodge Charger into the GLH-S, with “GLH” standing for “Goes Like Hell.” It was powered by a turbocharged 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine producing 175 horsepower, an impressive figure for its time, making it a cult classic among performance enthusiasts.

2003 Dodge Neon SRT-4

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Dodge’s entry into the sport compact market, the Neon SRT-4, was a high-performance sedan that offered incredible value. With a turbocharged 2.4-liter engine producing 230 horsepower, it could compete with more expensive sports cars in both performance and appearance.

1973 Dodge Challenger Rallye Edition

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As a response to tightening emissions and fuel economy regulations, the Rallye Edition was a less powerful but still visually appealing alternative to the high-performance models. It featured a distinctive split grille and other cosmetic upgrades, making it a desirable model for those looking for a more accessible Challenger.

2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon

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This modern iteration of the Power Wagon was designed for serious off-road duty. Equipped with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine, locking differentials, and an electronically disconnecting front sway bar, it was built to handle everything from rock crawling to mud-slinging with ease, continuing Dodge’s tradition of tough, capable trucks.

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