2017 Dodge Charger Daytona

The 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona has a colorful history riddled
with numerous records. The first model was manufactured in 1969
purposely to race for NASCAR. Its excellent aerodynamics and
awesome power helped the model set various records. Now, Dodge
has crafted a new Dodge Charger which draws inspiration from
the record-breaking ancestor. The 4-door sedan is only sold in
the North America market.

The automaker has added more power to the muscle sedan. To
enable you to rush to your office, pick up your kids from
school or rush to and from the grocery store. Dodge last
released the Daytona in 2013. Although the new Charger Daytona
is not as impressive as its record-breaking ancestor was, it is
a special sedan with some special performance credentials. Few
sedans can boast such huge amounts of power while still
offering plenty of space for five adult passengers and enough
cargo space for the entire family. Read along to find out more
about the “muscle sedan”:

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2017 Dodge Charger Daytona Exterior

From some angles, the Dodge Charger Daytona looks like the SRT
and from others like the R/T Scat Pack. Despite borrowing
numerous exterior styling cues from the two models, the 2017
Charger Daytona still features its own unique cues that set it
apart from the R/T and SRT. Specifically, the
performance-oriented sedan features a “HEMI” on its
center-mounted hood-scoop bulge.

At the rear, the model features “Daytona” graphics on the
quarter-panels and a Satin Black spoiler. It is offered in a
number of retro designs such as Yellow Jacket and Green Go. The
model rides on a set of 20×9-inch Mopar forged-aluminum wheels.
The wheels are wrapped in Hyper Black II Goodyear all-season
tires (P245/45ZR20).

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2017 Dodge Charger Daytona Interior

The automaker has taken a time to craft the model’s cabin to
give justice to its awesome power output.  Customers will
particularly love the new Nappa leather seats which feature
Alcantara suede plow through.  The seats also feature a
Brazen Gold contrast stitching. What’s more, the front seats
are heated and ventilated and are 12-way power
adjustable.  The automaker further features Brazen Gold
accent stitching on the door panels, center console armrests as
well as on the door panel armrests.

Up front, the Daytona is well equipped with features such as a
sports steering wheel, aluminum bezels, velour-bound floor mats
with “Dodge”  logos, a customized “Daytona” panel badge
and sports pedals. For more premium look on your Daytona cabin,
you can opt for LED interior lighting. Other optional features
include security alarm, a driver’s seat and steering column
with a memory function as well as bi-functional HID projector
headlights. The 392 adds a 220-amp alternator, a 180 mph
speedometer and “392” fender decals.

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Engine Specs and performance

The Charger Daytona is offered in two flavors i.e. the Daytona
and the Daytona 392. The base model is powered by a 5.7 L, HEMI
V-8 engine which produces 370 hp. On the other hand, the
Daytona 392 derives its power from a 6.4 L, HEMI V-8 which
pumps out 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are
paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission system. The engines
will feature the Mopar conical air filter as well as a
high-performance, 2.75-inch exhaust system which helps the
model to improve its performance.

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Other performance improvements include an upgraded transmission
and engine calibration that features a high-speed engine
controller. Although the specific performance figures are not
yet out, the automaker claims that the model will be quicker
than the outgoing one. According to rumors, the model will hit
60 mph from standstill in 4.8 seconds which is pretty fast for
a sedan. Its top speed will increase significantly from 135 mph
in the outgoing models to 150 mph.

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Price and release date

The 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona will be released in October this
year. The base Charger Daytona model powered by the 5.7 L V-8
engine has a starting price of $40,985 while the 6.4 L Daytona
392 V-8 attracts $46,090.