For decades, multiple Dodge Chargers have demanded the attention and pocketbooks of muscle cars around the world. One of the muscle car segment’s biggest legends has always been the ultra-powerful and popular Charger. But now it’s going away – at least for the time being.
With a nameplate as iconic as the Charger, true muscle car fans know they simply must commemorate its extraordinary life. So with that said, the Charger undoubtedly deserves a full list ranking the best and most exciting models released over the years. The transformation this model has experienced over its lifetime is highly unique in the muscle car world. We chronicled that rich history with an in-depth look at the greatest, fastest, and most well-known models that tore up the roads. Look back at the greatest Chargers ever made right here.
Dodge Charger Concept (1964)
The Charger nameplate first appeared at a 1964 show car as just a re-bodied Dodge Polara with a roadster look and a powerful 426 Wedge engine. However, the name gained some attention with the rising popularity of muscle cars. For example, the Pontiac GTO was grabbing all the headlines at the time (via Supercars).
Dodge knew it needed a new, exciting model to attract customers looking for quick and sporty models. As we all know, Dodge got the message and in 1966, presented the first Charger production model. This concept was the one that started this legendary nameplate that muscle car gearheads have loved for decades.