Radford Boss Family Collection Adds a Challenger SRT® Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak Convertible

Dodge added an array of special options for the 2023 model year and the Last Call program, but the first offering of a Dodge Challenger convertible may have been the most anticipated and the most unique. The automaker teamed up with Drop Top Customs, a company known for transforming modern Dodge Challengers into convertibles for years, to offer a seamless factory-option-style process for the topless muscle car. Most notably, even the 807-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak can be ordered with the convertible top, making for one of the most powerful OEM-offered drop top road cars in the world.

Since the modern Dodge Challenger was introduced for the 2006 model year, there have been fans of the brand who wished that a convertible was available. As part of the Last Call program, Dodge boss Tim Kuniskis and his team brought that open-air muscle car to life for one model year, making it a hot item for collectors.

Two of those collectors are Pat and Linda Velasco, who own the gorgeous F8 Green 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak Widebody Convertible shown here. Many people know Pat Velasco as the owner of Radford Racing School in Arizona, which relies on Dodge products in just about every portion of their high-performance driving education program. The Velascos’ new Challenger convertible has been added to the family collection, which also includes a 1969 Dodge Charger 500 with a 426 HEMI® engine, a 1947 Dodge Power Wagon, a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner A12, a 1971 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda and a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

Upon learning that Pat and Linda Velasco had a new 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak Convertible on order, we reached out for some information on their new muscle car and Linda was quick to answer all of our questions. We learned that this is Linda’s car, and while it was ordered for its collectible nature, she does plan to drive it from time to time. They ordered the Challenger convertible based on the fact that it would be rare and unique, with a relatively small number of topless examples produced of the “iconic American muscle car” – especially in 807-horsepower Redeye form.

As you can see, this 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak Widebody Convertible is F8 Green with a tan convertible top, 20-inch Lightweight Low-Gloss wheels wrapped in all-season performance tires and black Brembo brake calipers. The tan top retracts with the push of a button and is fully automatic.

Inside, this beast features Sepia leather interior, Sepia seat belts and Sepia floor mat trim, along with the premium Uconnect® infotainment system with navigation and the Jailbreak badge on the passenger’s side of the dash board. In addition to the convertible package, the Velascos’ Redeye is heavily loaded, including the Technology Group, the Driver Convenience Group, the Harman Kardon Group 18-speaker sound system, the SRT Alcantara steering wheel with a red LED logo and Copper weave carbon fiber accents.

“Dodge has perfected the Challenger Redeye into a fast car that is fun to drive, is incredibly reliable and is the quintessential American muscle car,” said Linda Velasco. “Anderson Dodge located in Rockford, Illinois, is a group of professionals that make it a joy to order and take delivery of a car. They are focused on customer service and satisfaction.”

The Velasco family has loads of HEMI horsepower in their stable, so the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak Widebody Convertible will fit in nicely, but it isn’t the only Last Call car destined for this collection. They also have a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 on order. That 1,025-horsepower muscle car will be painted Destroyer Grey (to match their 2018 SRT Demon) with carbon fiber wheels, the sunroof, Laguna leather-and-Alcantara seating surfaces and Demonic Red seat belts. Once that car has arrived, the Velasco family collection will be an incredible lineup of some of the most powerful cars in the history of the Dodge brand.