Dodge will be at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show to introduce the world to the Dodge Charger Daytona, a special variant of the famous muscle car that will be produced in only 2500 units. The ‘Daytona’ will be based on the Dodge Charger R/T and use the same 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine, credited with an output of 370 hp and 395 Nm of peak torque. Unfortunately, the new special version will have very little to do with the historic 1969′ Dodge Charger Daytona 500, which was characterized by a pretty flashy rear wing and other special parts specifically developed to make have it competing in the NASCAR series.
From a mechanical point of view, the Dodge Charger Daytona is stiffer and lower, with a shorter final drive ratio of 3.06. The model will come with a 5-speed automatic transmission and in the US will cost about $ 33,000. Among the special features making the 2013 Dodge Charger Daytona easily recognizable from the normal Dodge Charger R/T there will be its 20-inch wheels, a front grill dedicated to this model and a small rear wing.
In terms of colors, this special edition will be offered in Bright White, Billet Silver, Pitch Black and Daytona Blue, all of which will be combined with the traditional black stripes on the bonnet and the black roof. Inside there’s a pretty classy blue stitching, special plates with the serial number of the car and a powerful 552 Watts sound system provided by Beats Audio and controlled by Dodge’s own U-Connect system.