Back in the golden age of muscle cars during the ’60s and ’70s, Dodge often partnered with Mopar to release bright and iconic colors for its high-performance cars, such as Plum Crazy, Sublime, and B5 Blue–purple, green, and blue, respectively. Recently, Dodge brought back the three aforementioned colors as options for buyers of the new Dodge Challenger and Charger, and the brand plans on bringing back another popular color that hasn’t been offered from the company in over 10 years. The Go Mango color, a bright orange, will be available in limited quantities.
Go Mango has its origins with the 1970 Challenger and, consequently, is strongly associated with legendary performance cars of the decade painted with its bold, reddish-orange hue. Dodge says that the color has been tweaked a bit to appeal to more modern sensibilities, but the orange shade is still bright and eye-catching. The rerelease of Go Mango on the Challenger and Charger SRT models was announced at the 11th Annual Spring Festival in California, where teasers showing off the color on its respective models were publicly put on display for the first time.
“Powerful performance cars like our Dodge Charger and Challenger demand high-impact colors,” Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brand, commented regarding the decision to rerelease the color. “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 the want.”
Shortly after the showcase at the Spring Festival, Dodge made the announcement that the Go Mango color scheme was met with such enthusiasm that the color will soon be available on all Dodge Charger and Challenger models, not just the SRT trim level. The color was also recently made available on the smaller Dodge Dart sedan, as well.