Dodge resurrects Charger Daytona for LA Auto Show
Dodge is bringing back the Daytona trim for Hemi-powered Chargers.
It will be available early next year, offering Mopar fans a spoiler, hood stripes, roof wrap and custom interior. "Daytona" is spelled out on the back fenders, and the body color palette is silver, blue, black or white. It will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Daytona has been absent since 2009, after being offered for several years during the re-launch of the Charger as a modern muscle sedan.
It's available to be added to two trims: the R/T, for $2,995, or the performance-oriented R/T Road & Track level, which adds $2,500 to the sticker.
Power comes from the 370-horsepower Hemi V8 paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission.
Buyers of the R/T Road & Track level (yes, Dodge knows that's redundant) also get a Daytona blue engine cover, 3.06 rear-axle ratio, high-speed engine controller, performance-oriented chassis, heavily bolstered seats and zinc paddle shifters. It's like a semi SRT8 model with a Daytona demeanor.
Whatever you pick, all Daytonas get a plaque on the dashboard, and only 2,500 will be offered in the United States.