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2013 Dodge Charger Daytona


Back in the day, the Dodge Charger Daytona was one of the most popular trims in the Charger lineup. It was so popular that it was affectionately referred to as the “winged warrior.” From 2006 to 2009, the Charger Daytona brought with it a cult-like, but it was inexplicably dropped in 2010. After three years of hibernation, Dodge is bringing back the iconic Charger Daytona and, just like its predecessors, the 2013 model brings with it a racing pedigree with one-of-a-kind styling and performance.

"With its 370 horsepower HEMI V-8, rear-wheel drive and iconic design, the 2013 Dodge Charger is a modern day muscle car, and the new Charger Daytona takes it to a new level by paying homage to the historic ’Daytona’ nameplate," said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, Dodge Brand.

"It starts with a legendary Hemi underfoot and one-of-a-kind interior and exterior styling enhancements that perfectly combine heritage, performance and value, starting under $33,000 MSRP."

There’s a whole lot to love about the Dodge Charger Daytona, so much so that we invite you to go past the jump to find out more about Dodge’s returning muscle car trim.

Exterior

Dodge Charger Daytona

The 2013 Charger Daytona comes in ice of multiple color options, including Daytona Blue, Bright White, Billet Silver and Pitch Black. The Dodge-signature crosshair grille and its "R/T" badge has been coated in Satin Black with the hood getting dressed up in vinyl graphic. There’s also a new roof wrap, a "Daytona" graphic on the rear quarter panels, a new R/T spoiler, and a set of exclusive 20-inch, five-spoke polished aluminum wheels with Gloss-Black-painted pockets.

Just in case there’s no confusion as to what trim this Charger is, the Daytona also received a ’Daytona Blue’ engine cover, performance 3.06-to-1 rear axle ratio, high-speed engine controller, paddle shifters with “Sport” mode, as well as performance steering and suspension.

Interior

Dodge Charger Daytona

Inside, the Charger Daytona carries its own set of upgrades, particularly black performance Nappa-leather-and-suede, heated and ventilated seats with Daytona Blue stitching and piping. The word "Daytona" is embroidered in blue on the top of the front seatbacks. Other trim options for the interior include unique dark-brushed-aluminum trim that surrounds the muscle car’s 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen and gauges on the instrument panel. The same trim can also be found around the shifter and cup holders on the center console, while a Mopar bright-pedal kit, a 552-watt 10-speaker Beats Audio system, and a special numbered "Daytona" badge on the instrument panel that features the build number of that specific model finishes off the interior modifications on the Charger Daytona.

Performance

Dodge Charger Daytona

No performance modifications were given to the Charger Daytona so expect the same lineup of engines for the R/T and R/T Road & Track models, both of which carry a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 that spews out 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque.

Pricing

Dodge Charger Daytona
ModelPriceDaytona Add-On PriceTotal Amount
Dodge Charger R/T$29,995$2,995$32,990
Dodge Charger R/T Road & Track$33,995$2,500$36,495

As the table shows, the Charger Daytona can be had for just $32,990 for the R/T models and $36,495 for the R/T Road & Track models. Best be advised, though, Dodge will only release 2,500 models of the Charger Daytona with each model coming with a serialized dash plaque.

Competition

Dodge Charger Daytona

It goes without saying that the Charger’s horns are locked with the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro for muscle car sales in America. For Dodge Dodge to bring back the Charger Daytona trim is a great move, considering that both the Mustang and the Camaro are still in front of the Charger in terms of general popularity.

At the very least, the Charger Daytona will bring some attention to the Charger.

LOVE IT
  • It’s back!
  • Limited Edition
  • Affordable price
LEAVE IT
  • Would’ve liked more exterior modifications
  • Ditto with the interior
  • How about performance mods for a change?

2013 Dodge Charger Daytona Set to Debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show

  • Return of the legendary package to the HEMI®-powered Charger
  • Daytona package delivers custom look from the factory with unique Satin Black hood stripes, roof wrap and R/T spoiler, custom interior with Beats Audio and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels with Gloss Black pockets
  • Charger R/T remains the most affordable V-8 sedan in the United States, with a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $29,995. Daytona package offered at a U.S. MSRP of $2,500 on the R/T Road & Track model and $2,995 on R/T – starting under $33,000 MSRP
  • Only 2,500 Dodge Charger Daytona’s offered in the United States – each with a serialized dash plaque
Dodge Charger Daytona

LOS ANGELES – The 2013 Dodge Charger R/T is one of the best performance sedan values on the market, and now it’s about to get even more distinctive. Debuting at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show is the re-introduction of the legendary Charger Daytona. Available in Charger R/T and Charger R/T Road & Track trim levels, the 2013 Dodge Charger Daytona brings back the unique style of the historic Daytona package with all the modern performance and technology offered in the current Charger line-up. Just 2,500 units of the Daytona will be produced in this limited-production run – each with a serialized dash plaque.

"With its 370 horsepower HEMI V-8, rear-wheel drive and iconic design, the 2013 Dodge Charger is a modern day muscle car, and the new Charger Daytona takes it to a new level by paying homage to the historic ’Daytona’ nameplate," said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, Dodge Brand. "It starts with a legendary HEMI underfoot and one-of-a-kind interior and exterior styling enhancements that perfectly combine heritage, performance and value, starting under $33,000 MSRP."

Dodge Charger Daytona

Available in a unique color palette of Daytona Blue, Bright White, Billet Silver or Pitch Black, the Daytona package features special dark trim that builds upon the Charger’s iconic muscle car design. Satin Black adorns the front crosshair grille with heritage "R/T" badge, the custom vinyl hood graphic, roof wrap, rear R/T spoiler and the "DAYTONA" graphic on the rear quarter panels. The Daytona features exclusive 20-inch five-spoke polished aluminum wheels with Gloss Black painted pockets.

Daytona models also 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.

Dodge Charger Daytona

The Charger Daytona’s interior on the Road & Track features unique black performance Nappa leather and suede heated and ventilated seats with Daytona Blue stitching and piping. Similarly, the Daytona on the R/T offers the same appearance in a custom sport cloth seat. "DAYTONA" is embroidered in blue into the upper front seat backs. Unique dark brushed aluminum trim surrounds the 8.4-inch Uconnect Touch screen and gauges on the instrument panel, as well as the trim around the shifter and cup holders on the center console. Finishing touches include a Mopar bright pedal kit, a 552-watt 10-speaker Beats Audio System and a special numbered "DAYTONA" badge on the instrument panel that features the build number of that specific Charger Daytona model.

Built at Chrysler Group LLC’s Brampton, Ontario, Assembly Plant, the 2013 Dodge Charger Daytona arrives at Dodge dealerships nationwide in the first quarter of 2013 with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $32,990 for R/T and $36,495 for R/T Road &Track Daytona models.



18 comments:

I do not see it really changed and that is why I want more from it

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so, what else could we want, right marry?

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quite strong, with an aggressive look, a sport car at an affordable price.

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I like Dodge’s, but only large models, the massive ones

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I’m glad to see it again in the attention of car lovers.

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I think it is a car that has its own fans. I, for one, i’m not crazy about it

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it is not as good as the cars you mentioned, but then again those cars are a lot more expensive. so, this charger daytona still remains a good deal!

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i think this car can compete against a bmw m3 or an audi s4, and it is far cheaper.

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i think this car live up to its name! it looks great, it has great performance and it is affordable. all the boxes a great car should check!

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this car sure is one of the best deals out there, if you want a powerful car with lots of torque!

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i think the inside of the car could match an european car in the same price tag. but no european car in this price tag could match the power!

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i think the interior of the car is quite well put together. i like it. it is sporty, but well made at the same time.

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i think the V8 5.7 liter Hemi engine is a classic. the power output is less important.

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john, if you compare it to european cars, then you are right. but hey, 370 HP is not bad!

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this car inherits an american classic name! it better live up to it!

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i think they could have done better with that 5.7 liter engine!

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33.000$ for a 370 HP V8 car is a bargain! and the interior is great also!

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it is a great car for a fair amount of cash! it’s a good deal!

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