These 5 High-Powered Performance Cars Won’t Be Seeing 2024
A new year marks the beginning of many new and exciting cars to enter the market. But in the case of 2024, it also marks the end of many popular and beloved cars, including some long-standing muscle cars that were once deemed staples in the lineups of major auto brands. So let’s take a look back at some favorites that sadly met their end in 2023.
1. Gas-Powered Dodge Charger (Allegedly)
2024 is going to be a very interesting, eyebrow-raising year for muscle cars. Dodge already announced that it was discontinuing the current generation of the HEMI V8-powered Dodge Charger and replacing it with an all-electric model, as evidenced by the reveal of the Charger Daytona SRT concept. However, unconfirmed rumors strongly suggest that Dodge is developing a new gas-powered, two-door Charger powered by the Hurricane inline-six engine.
2. Dodge Challenger
Just like its muscle-bound sibling, production for the HEMI V8-powered Dodge Challenger officially ended with a blacked-out 2023 Challenger SRT Demon 170, the most powerful factory-made car which produces a staggering 1,025 horsepower. Certainly the most explosive exit for any car being discontinued. While the Charger will live on under Dodge’s upcoming electric muscle line, as well as a rumored gas-powered model, the book as officially been closed on the Challenger for good.
3. Chevrolet Camaro (again)
Another iconic muscle car that won’t be seeing 2024 is the Chevrolet Camaro. While this is actually the second time Chevrolet ceased production on the muscle car, it seems that this could be it for real this time. While it managed to see an increase in sales before being discontinued, it seems that both the “Last Call” Dodge Chargers and Challengers stole a lot of the thunder from the Camaro’s farewell party. But at least one of the final Camaro models turned out to be one of the most impressive in its entire lifetime, which was the Garage 56 race car, a NASCAR-style performance car that was able to take on the 2023 Le Mans.
4. Chrysler 300
Similar to its cousins the Dodge Charger and Challenger, the Chrysler 300 is another high-powered Stellantis “L car” that won’t be coming back in 2024. From 2004 to 2023, there were over 1.4 million Chrysler 300s made, and the limited 300C returned for a brief time before it too was discontinued.
5. Ram 1500 TRX
The end of the HEMI V8 engine for Dodge also means the end of the Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 TRX. While the Ram 1500 will remain in production, the TRX version of the high-powered truck is done. Instead, it will be replaced by the new Ram 1500 RHO, which will be powered by the Hurricane inline-6 engine. Though it may not be as wild as the TRX, the Ram 1500 RHO will still be able to produce a satisfying 540 horsepower.