When you think of a jailbreak, things relating to prison inmates and cell phone operating systems may come to mind. The concept kind of comes with a bad reputation. But is jailbreaking always bad? Not when it comes to Dodge’s muscle cars. There’s a new set of rule-breakers in town that are throwing caution and moderation out the window: The 2022 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Jailbreak models, the latest from the Dodge “Never Lift” campaign.
The Jailbreak models allow customers to break all the rules. Okay, not all of the rules, but you can unlock previously restricted option combinations. It’s mix ‘n match to the max, resulting in an infinite number (well, a number beyond our math skills) of colors, finishes, and style combinations directed by personal preference. With a ton of options on the table—we’re talkin’ a full menu—the number of special edition possibilities just went from a ton to infinity.
According to Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand Chief Executive Officer at Stellantis: “Roughly half of all Dodge customers modify their vehicles. For those looking for increased performance, we will launch Direct Connection next month. But for those looking for a unique appearance, we are going to let customers run free through the styling archives. We’re taking most of the parts and pieces we’ve used over the years, adding a few new ones and letting customers build their own ‘One of One.’ So, if you’re dreaming about owning a Stinger Yellow Challenger with Brass Monkey wheels, Hammerhead Grey seats, blue Brembos and red badges, I’m not sure we should, but we’ll build it for you.”
In the world of cupcakes, you can create combinations that necessitate a Flavor Disclaimer, a friendly warning that basically says yes, we can make that cupcake for you, but that’s gross and we don’t recommend it. Don’t blame us if you’re disappointed. We’re guessing Dodge doesn’t flash a Configurator Disclaimer as customers create their dream Charger or Challengers—but maybe, per Kuniskis, it should now that the population has freedom to indulge in its favorite colors and finishes.
All kidding aside, there is definitely beauty in the power of choice, even at the risk of bad taste and questionable style. And speaking of power, the Jailbreak makes a super crazy 807 horsepower thanks to a revised powertrain calibration. A special Jailbreak badge also is included and mounted on the instrument panel.
Among the unrestricted option and feature combinations for the Jailbreak models of the Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebodies include seats, stripes, wheels, brake caliper colors, exterior badging finishes, steering wheels, seat belt colors, and floor mats. There are multiple options within those categories (20 for the Challenger alone); for example, there are seven varieties of seats for the Challenger and five for the Charger.
In addition to allowing a wide range of combinations of existing Charger and Challenger stuff, the Jailbreaks have some new, unique options straight from the factory: Hammerhead Grey Laguna leather seats and floor mats; Hammerhead Grey, Sepia and Demonic Red seat belts; Alcantara steering wheel with a white SRT logo; 20×11-inch Warp Speed Satin Carbon wheels; Brass Monkey, Satin Chrome and red exterior badging finishes; and blue and yellow brake calipers.
Additional Jailbreak-exclusive goodies for the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody include Copper Weaver carbon fiber bezel finish; decklid stride and Widebody side stripe; and chrome fuel door finish. As for the SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Charger, additional Jailbreak-exclusive tidbits include: hood, roof, and decklid vinyl stripes; and black nickel exhaust tip finish.
Will any two Jailbreak special editions be the same? Yes. For those who struggle with too many choices or who may not trust their sense of style, there a several pre-configured Jailbreak models configured by the Dodge Product Design Office. There’s the Old School, Brass Funky, Red Dawn, The Classic, and Yin Yang—names alone that just might do the trick.
The Jailbreak option for the qualifying Challengers and Chargers will be available for order late in the fourth quarter of 2021 for just $995.
Whether you build your own a la carte or take the guesswork out by selecting a Brass Funky, the Dodge Challenger and Charger menu just became enormous.
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