Digging it. Actually digging it, Dodge.
We are able to all the time rely on Dodge to meet our want for muscle vehicles. First, the Charger and Challenger SRTs, then the, the , and even the . For its subsequent act, Dodge is dipping even additional again into its archives for the Charger Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Version. That is a mouthful of a reputation, to say the least.
Set to make its debut on the Woodward Dream Cruise in Pontiac, Michigan, this weekend, the Charger Hellcat Daytona 50th Anniversary Version is definitely greater than your typical graphics bundle. Not solely are there loads of considerate nods to mark its significance, however there’s additionally extra energy from the 6.2-liter supercharged V8. Moderately than the usual Charger Hellcat Widebody’s 707 horsepower, Dodge engineers dialed up the engine calibration to make 717 hp.
Incoming historical past lesson: Dodge revealed the unique Charger Daytona in 1969 with a aim to dominate the NASCAR collection. Followers will keep in mind it most actually because it featured an totally huge rear wing. It was additionally the primary manufacturing automotive to go over 200 mph and it did fairly nicely within the NASCAR collection earlier than regulators banned among the race automotive’s modifications. To homologate the automotive for racing obligation, Dodge wanted to construct 501 of them. Thus, the corporate made 501 Charger Daytonas for the 1969 mannequin 12 months.
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Honoring the retro look is a particular spoiler on the Daytona 50th Anniversary Version’s rear. The decklid spoiler comes with a rear-quarter decal and the spoiler is painted to match one among 4 colours Dodge plans to supply. They’re B5 Blue, Pitch Black, Triple Nickel and White Knuckle. For optimum collectibility, go for B5 Blue; the model mentioned the colour shall be unique to the Charger Hellcat Daytona 50th Anniversary Mannequin for the 2020 mannequin 12 months. Every shade will get a white decal, whereas fashions completed in White Knuckle get a blue decal on the rear.
Apart from numbered badges inside and “Daytona” stitching within the seatbacks, the inside is basically the identical to the usual Charger Hellcat Widebody. There’s an actual carbon-fiber instrument panel, a suede headliner and blue, black and chrome accents all through. The automotive additionally rides on distinctive 20-inch wheels with a Satin Carbon end.
Order books for all 2020 Charger fashions open this fall and the Daytona 50th Anniversary Version will certainly nab loads of curiosity.