The original Dodge Charger Daytona back in 1969—the fabulous Winged Warrior, as it became known—is one of the great stories in American motorsports. Dodge has issued a callback to those glory days with the 2013 Charger Daytona, a very special edition that debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November.
Only 2500 Charger Daytona vehicles will be offered in the U.S., each one bearing a dash plaque that includes the car’s build number. Unique Daytona features include Satin Black hood stripes, roof wrap and R/T spoiler, Daytona graphics on the rear quarters and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels with gloss black reliefs. Also standard on the Daytona are a 10-speaker Beats Audio system and a custom interior with the Daytona name embroidered on the front seat backs.
Available in Charger R/T and Charger R/T Road & Track trim levels, the Daytona sports a standard 370 horsepower HEMI® V-8 with a Daytona Blue engine cover. Performance enhancements include a 3.06 rear axle ratio, high-speed engine controller, performance steering and suspension calibrations and paddle shifters with sport mode.
Exterior colors on the exclusive edition are limited to Bright White, Pitch Black, Billet Silver and the electric Daytona Blue shown here, all with special dark trim accents. Other touches include dark trim accents on the steering wheel, console, and shifter, and a Mopar bright pedal kit.
“With its 370 horsepower HEMI V-8, rear-wheel drive and iconic design, the 2013 Dodge Charger is a modern day muscle car, and the new Charger Daytona takes it to a new level by paying homage to the historic Daytona nameplate, ” says Reid Bigland, President and CEO of the Dodge Brand. “It starts with a legendary HEMI underfoot and one-of-a-kind interior and exterior styling enhancements that perfectly combine heritage, performance and value.” The Charger Daytona will arrive in showrooms in the first quarter of 2013.