2017 Dodge Charger Daytona Unveiled; Carries Nearly 5 Decade Long Heritage

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2017 Dodge Charger Daytona will be motivated by either a 5.7-litre or 6.4-litre V8 engine; takes design cues from the original Charger Daytona coupe

The Dodge Charger Daytona has returned and returned with a bang! It takes design inspirations from the Charger Daytona coupe, known for its huge goal-post shaped rear spoiler, built to go racing in NASCAR in 1969. The Charger was last seen in the 2013 model year before its appearance as 2017 MY four years later.

Beginning with a price tag of $41,235, the Charger Daytona has been applied with front and rear body kits reminiscing that of SRT and R/T Scar Pack siblings. The much-anticipated model has its own unique styling with the inclusion of matte black design in roofline, rear wing, Hemi decals on the hood scoop bulge mounted in the middle and Daytona graphics in the rear quarter panel.

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Included in the retro paint options are Green Go and Yellow Jacket just as in the Challenger T/A/. The Daytona will be available with two options namely the Daytona and the Daytona 392. A 5.7-litre V8 engine powers the Daytona while the 6.4-litre V8 pushes the 392. Both the engines get burly exhaust system and intake capped with Mopar conical air filter.

Both the existing powertrains that can be found in regular Dodge models are good enough to pump out 370 and 485 horsepower respectively. Power is transmitted to the wheels through eight-speed automatic transmission while Dodge’s Super Track Pak enhances the performance theme.

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It comprises of better brake linings, stability control with three models and a dedicated off function, sticky high performance tyres, stiffer suspension, etc. Inside the cabin, you could find large application of Gold accents with electrically adjustable heated and cooled front seats, a Daytona badge on instrument panel and Daytona logos on front seats among others.

Additionally, the equipment list composes of LED interior lighting, rear parking sensors, HID headlights, driver seat memory, power adjustable steering column, etc. The Charger Daytona sits on 20/9 inch multi-spoke Mopar wheels finished in black and the 392 gets a set of 20/9.5 forged aluminium black wheels. Unique to the Daytona 392 are the 392 fender decals, 180 mph speedo an 220 amp alternator. The more powerful Daytona 392 will cost around $46,090 – $4,855 over standard model. Customers can make order for both special versions starting from next month in US.