The Daytona nameplate is finally making a comeback on the Dodge Charger for the 2013MY after a three year hiatus, with a limited production model that will be officially introduced at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Dodge plans to produce 2,500 examples of the new 370hp HEMI V8 Charger Daytona that will be offered as a $2,995 package on the R/T and $2,500 on the R/T Road & Track models, for an MSRP of $32,990 and $36,495. The first quarter of 2013 is when the first cars will begin to arrive in dealerships.
Both Daytona models are available in Daytona Blue, Bright White, Billet Silver, or Pitch Black colors, with the package adding dark accents in the form of satin black finishes for the front crosshair grille, the custom vinyl hood graphic, roof wrap, rear R/T spoiler and the “DAYTONA” graphic on the rear quarter panels.
These V8-powered Dodge Chargers ride on bespoke 20-inch five-spoke polished aluminum wheels with Gloss Black painted pockets, while other features include a ‘Daytona Blue’ engine cover, performance 3.06 rear axle ratio, high-speed engine controller, paddle shifters with sport mode and performance steering and suspension.
The Road & Track models’s interior sports unique black performance Nappa leather and suede heated ventilated seats with Daytona Blue stitching and piping, with the R/T offering the same look, but with a clothe treatment for the seats. Other touches include an aluminum trim surround for the 8.4 inch Uconnect Touch screen and gauges on the instrumental panel, a Mopar pedal kit, a 552-watt 10-speaker Beats and a numbers “DAYTONA” badge.