What does the HEMI® Orange Package add to the Dodge Challenger and Charger?

When Did Hemi Orange Come Out?

In addition to its association with Dodge vehicles, the popular hue has a history in other engines including the 426 HEMI Race engines of 1964, the 413 and 426 Cross Ram trucks of 1968. Color came into vogue during the period when the HEMI engine was being developed; the color continues to be used on new HEMI engines today.

Is Dodge Getting Rid Of The Hemi?

Rather than the Hemi V8, the GME T6 or Global Medium Engine Turbocharged 6 will replace it. In addition, it will be used in all Stellantis Global medium platform models, which include the Dodge Challenger and Charger.

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The automaker says the Hemi Orange kit – available shortly on GT RWD and Scat Pack Widebody models; and beginning 2022, Durango R/T models – is a throwback to the particular shade of engine paint used on the iconic Hemi V8 (having laid eyes on a few dozen 426 “Elephant” motors over the years, it looks a tad pale to our eyes, but you think Dodge’d know better than us).

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That package adds an orange accent tracer stripe buried within a cluster of gunmetal-coloured bands; “orange outlines the Midnight Grey Metallic grille and fender badging,” Dodge explains in a press release, and on Scat Pack Widebody, coats the Brembo six-piston calipers, too. They stand out against Carbon Black “Warp Speed” 20-inch wheels (make those brakes four-pistons, and those wheels Medium Gloss Black, on GT RWD).

Inside, there’s orange stitching just about everywhere, plus some blacked-out trim pieces; an orange-and-black “392” instrument panel badge sits on the dash in the Scat Pack models.

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