Dealers Take Orders for 2016 Dodge Challenger, Charger SRT in "Go Mango" | Edmunds

Dealers Take Orders for 2016 Dodge Challenger, Charger SRT in "Go Mango"

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — The 2016 Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT muscle cars are now available in attention-grabbing Go Mango, a new metallic orange color option.

Dodge says dealers are taking orders now for this latest addition to its selection of heritage colors, reminiscent of the high-impact palette created for performance models of the 1960s and '70s.

There is no additional cost for the Go Mango paint treatment, Dodge spokesman Dan Reid told Edmunds.

As previously reported by Edmunds, Dodge introduced Plum Crazy, a vibrant purple, on 2016 Charger and Challenger models last summer. Other heritage color options for this year include Sublime Green and B5 Blue Pearl Coat.

Go Mango first appeared on the 1970 Dodge Challenger, one of the iconic muscle cars of the era, and was then revived for a limited production run on the 2006 Charger R/T Daytona.

Of course, more conservative buyers can still opt for such exterior colors as Billet Silver, Pitch Black and Bright White. But those shopping for Dodge SRT models, with their standard 485-horsepower 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine, or the available 707-hp Hellcat versions, are probably not the shy types.

"Powerful performance cars like our Dodge Charger and Challenger demand high-impact colors," said Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger car brands for Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat at FCA North America, in a statement. "Dodge muscle cars have a long history of unique paint colors with iconic names, and we'll continue to reach back into our paint code archive to give our enthusiast customers what they want."

Dodge intends the unique heritage color schemes to make its muscle cars stand out among competitors like the Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet SS and Ford Mustang.

But, not to be outdone, Chevy gives the Camaro SS such eye-popping color options as Red Hot, Hyper Blue and Bright Yellow, while the Chevrolet SS can be ordered in Some Like It Hot Red, Jungle Green and Slipstream Blue.

Meanwhile, Ford's Mustang GT steps into the muscle-car color wars with selections like Competition Orange, Race Red, Deep Impact Blue and Triple Yellow.

Edmunds says: Performance-minded shoppers will not lack for a wide choice of high-impact colors, including Go Mango on the 2016 Challenger and Charger.

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