The New 2017 Charger Daytona Debuts on Woodward

The first muscle car to break 200 mph on the racetrack — the original 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona — is slowing things down for a cruise along Detroit’s Woodward Avenue to highlight updates for 2017 that will have you dreaming of a new hot rod. The new 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona delivers even more performance and precision to the naturally aspirated HEMI® V8 lineup with unique powertrain induction and exhaust enhancements, chassis upgrades for greater handling and braking, plus functional performance styling appointments inside and out. 

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The new 2017 Charger Daytona is sure to stand out on Woodward Avenue with its menacing look and its 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with up to 370 horsepower with the all-new electronically controlled active performance exhaust system, or the Daytona 392’s 485-horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI V8. 

Select highlights for 2017 include:
• SRT® functional performance styling
• New 2.75-inch electronically controlled active exhaust system on 5.7-liter HEMI V8 models delivers a signature muscle-car sound
• Wider, 20 x 9-inch and 20 x 9.5-inch wheels with high-performance tires help improve handling on 5.7-liter and 392 HEMI powered models, respectively
• 392 models add an ultra-high performance Brembo® brake system with six-piston front and four-piston rear brake calipers
• Performance bolstered seats and Dodge performance steering wheel with available die-cast paddle shifters are included 

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The 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 offers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque from its HEMI V8 powertrain, new air box with directed cold-air induction and Mopar conical air filter, plus a 3.09 final drive with 230-mm limited-slip rear axle. 

When it comes to standing out on the asphalt, the new 2017 Charger Daytona features all-new and limited-production Green Go, plus a revised Yellow Jacket hue that build on the Dodge brand’s High-Impact Paint (HIP) legacy. Go Mango and TorRed hues from the exclusive HIP collection are also offered. Also joining the paint lineup for 2017 are Destroyer Gray and Octane Red shades, while White Knuckle, Redline Red, Pitch Black, Granite, Billet, Contusion Blue and Maximum Steel are also available. 

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  • greg taylor
    Posted August 16, 2016 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    They need to make a two door model. Four door will always be eh not that great looking.

    • Bill Benz
      Posted October 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

      I agree with Greg! bring back the 2 door and offer a manual transmission!!!

    • james
      Posted December 16, 2016 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

      oh, bull

    • Marco Nesi
      Posted August 21, 2018 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

      there is a two door model… its called the challenger

  • David
    Posted August 17, 2016 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Displaying a picture of a 2017 Charger Daytona and a 1969 Charger Daytona together requires courage, faith and hyperopia.

  • David
    Posted August 19, 2016 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Please consider offering an analog clock and analog AM radio as options. I haven’t been able to read the LCD displays on my cars’ digital clocks and radios, during the daytime, for about the last 30 years. Also, each change or adjustment to the digital gear requires that I first spend a good 15 minutes reading the Owner’s Manual. I had an analog AM radio in my 1970 Road Runner; I didn’t have an analog clock in it, but I did have an analog wind-up wrist watch that I wore. The analog radio and watch were very good.

    Posted August 19, 2016 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    That rear spoiler is so freaking lame. Since it is a special edition, couldn’t you at least put a rear spoiler that it at 8 or 12 inches from the top of the trunk lid? Maybe some door scoops or something. Just slapping some Daytona stickers on it that look incomplete and letters on the seats ain’t gonna cut it. Bring back the old designers, they were soooo much better.

    • Tim
      Posted October 11, 2016 at 3:44 am | Permalink

      Completely agree with this. The original Charger Daytona was so special and unique, especially the wing spoiler. I’ve seen converted Challengers that look more like the original than this. This is just a disservice to it.

    • R. Hart
      Posted October 24, 2016 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

      Agreed. I can not stand those tail lights. Too round and looks like a toyota or something. Square off the back end and tail lights. This car looks like an 80s car. Challenger is done right. Make the Charger right.

  • David
    Posted August 21, 2016 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    The outline geometry of the 1970 GTX’s taillight section and front grille are very similar and, additionally, they are each beautifully designed (without equal, at any time and at any price, in my opinion). I see a hint of the ’70 GTX’s design in the current Charger’s taillight and grille geometry. This is a great start — please continue to build upon it.

    • David
      Posted September 1, 2016 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

      Take a look at the 2016 Durango’s taillight section.

      • David
        Posted September 1, 2016 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

        Then take a look at the 2016 Dart’s taillight section.

        • David
          Posted June 15, 2017 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

          How about the grille design used for the Challenger Hell Cat. It’s starting to look more and more, as time goes on, like a 1970 GTX grille copy to me. Dodge could not have selected a better looking grille to base the Hell Cat’s design on.

        • David
          Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

          Based on pictures of the Demon’s grille, the prior comment also applies.

  • Posted October 7, 2016 at 3:05 am | Permalink

    Okay, Monica, I can be creative and talented when I really put my mind to it, and I live in vacation paradise, so all I have to say is, “Come On Down!”

  • Dave Rubes
    Posted October 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    A rear end that more resembles a 68 Charger with the round tail lights would be a welcome feature

  • Wayne Nicholson
    Posted October 24, 2016 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    You send me this notice about the 2017 Charger and says it will be available for order in September. Yet when I go to build and price, there is no choice for 2017 Charger!

  • Posted October 25, 2016 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    I personally agree with several of the comments. I would like to see a two door Charger, with the styling of the 1968 Charger. I believe that 1968 made the Charger a very popular car.

  • Julian Trevino
    Posted October 25, 2016 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    My big complaint, like many others is the spoiler. I can handle the taillights, but the spoiler really made the original Daytona stand out. Even the Ram Daytona has a real spoiler.

  • Posted October 25, 2016 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Since the Dodge Charger revamp comeback in 2006, Dodge has had time to introduce a 2 door model. I mean its a sports car for pete’s sake. I own a 2009 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Hemi and 2013 SXT and its now time to get the 2 door on the road. This new stuff with the cheap headlights and tail lights make them look like all of the other crap on the road. Dodge you’ve got something special, when you came back you had unique muscle design. Now you’re coming off like everything else on the road, nothing really special because you basically look like everything else. Give us some more muscle.

  • Ron Witherell
    Posted March 31, 2017 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    The 2017 Dodge Charger looks great and drives better. The 6.4 Hemi is loads of fun and with all that power, you need good brakes which are ultra-high performance Brembo. Nice Car inside and out. Like it so much that I bought one. Dodge Charger Daytona 392 in Go Mango.

  • Brad
    Posted April 29, 2017 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Just got the 2017 Daytona 392. Love having a sedan with all that power and nice cornering
    But, it is a muscle car not a sports car. Holds great on NASCAR type turns, but is not a Porsche on S turns. Heavy and I like it that way for the freeway ride.
    Love the front styling. To me the Challenger looks like a non aerodynamic 70’s car
    Waited 50 years for a muscle car and this is it with great Technology to boot!
    First Dodge and probably not the last.

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  • Joe Ruth
    Posted June 14, 2017 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    I have a 2017 Charger Daytona in the Go Mango. I love it. I get all kinds of compliments on it. Good job Dodge. The active exhaust sounds amazing when you get on it and lowers back to a nice low grumble at idle. the interior is amazing and so is the styling. LOVE my Charger!!!

  • David
    Posted June 21, 2017 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    There is just one ‘modern’ car (i.e., a car made after 1970), be it parked or moving, that I can identify in a microsecond: the Dodge Challenger. Other than the Challenger, everything else currently on the road looks the same to me: like a scaled-up computer mouse (or bar of Dove soap) on four bicycle tires (goofy large O.D. wheels, often black, donning tires with minimal sidewalls). It would be a great move for Dodge to put the Charger design in the same category as its Challenger via a few body revisions and modifications pulled from the 1968 to 1970 Mopar B Bodies. Dodge will then have the only two cars on the road that can be identified (make and model) by the average person without having to first read their badges — that would be no less than remarkable.

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