Dodge Charger Daytona and Dodge Challenger T/A Return in 2017
Adding to the list of performance stats, and heritage colors and styles on the Challenger lineup, Dodge revealed new high-performance Challenger and Charger models that are infused with heritage style and colors: the 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona.
The Challenger T/A is available in three trims, Challenger T/A, T/A Plus and T/A Plus 392. The Charger Daytona is available in two trims, the Charger Daytona and Charger Daytona 392.
The Charger Daytona and Challenger T/A and T/A Plus come standard with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 that gets up to up to 375-horsepower. However all three of those models are available with a 6.4-liter “392” HEMI V-8 engine that generates 485-horsepower, which is the standard engine on the the Dodge Charger Daytona 392 and Dodge Challenger T/A 392.
Challenger T/A, T/A Plus and T/A Plus 392
The Challenger T/A will come standard with performance parts like a new “Air Catcher” headlamps with LED-illuminated T/A logos; an all-new 2.75-inch electronically controlled active performance exhaust system; and 1-inch wider 20-inch Mopar lightweight forged-aluminum wheels finished in Hyper Black II.
The Super Track Pak is also added to the Challenger T/A and T/A Plus models. This new group of features includes chassis upgrades, including a 0.5-inch lowered suspension, high-performance Bilstein shock absorbers, performance brake linings, and high-performance Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.
The Challenger T/A Plus 392 will have upgrades like ultra-high performance Brembo six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes with vented rotors, a unique front suspension, all-new 20-inch forged aluminum wheels finished in Low Gloss Black, Pirelli three-season performance tires and “392” fender decals.
To name some of the heritage-style appointments, the Challenger T/A will come with a new Satin Black painted hood and Satin Black front fascia, paired with roof and deck-lid graphics and T/A bodyside stripes. To commemorate the original 1970 model further, factory-installed hood pins will be available. The models will be offered in limited-production HIP colors including Go Mango, the all-new Green Go and a revised Yellow Jacket hue and TorRed.
The interior will have Premium Black performance seats with signature Houndstooth cloth inserts, a Dodge performance steering wheel, the 1971-inspired “tic-toc-tach” gauge cluster, and premium velour-bound floor mats embroidered with the Dodge logo.
Charger Daytona and Daytona 392
The Charger Daytona will have many performance enhancements as well. The engine will have intake and exhaust with a Mopar cold-air induction system with conical air filter; plus an all-new electronically controlled 2.75-inch active performance exhaust system with 4-inch round tips.
Also included is the performance-tuned Super Track Pak suspension, performance brake linings, and the same high-performance Goodyear Eagle F1 tires used on the Dodge Challenger T/A. For improved acceleration and speed, Charger Daytona includes a rear differential with a 2.62 axle ratio, plus performance engine and transmission calibration with a high-speed engine controller.
The Charger Daytona is also getting the royal treatment with SRT- and R/T Scat Pack-inspired front and rear performance fascias, performance side sills, and a one-piece Satin Black performance spoiler. A“Daytona” deck-lid to rear-quarter graphics are also included, paired with a Satin Black roof treatment for a bold, heritage-inspired appearance. Completing the look are wider 20-inch Mopar lightweight forged-aluminum wheels finished in Hyper Black II.
The Charger Daytona’s interior features unique Black heated and ventilated Nappa leather performance seats with horizontal Alcantara suede plowthroughs, “Daytona” embroidered seat backs, the Dodge performance steering wheel, and premium velour-bound floor mats embroidered with the Dodge logo.
The same limited-production Go Mango, Green Go, Yellow Jacket, and TorRed are available on the Charger Daytona models.
Orders for the Charger open up in September and orders for the Challenger begin in October. The Challenger T/A starts at $37,390, the Challenger T/A Plus starts at $40,140 and the Challenger T/A Plus 392 starts at $43,995 excluding the fee. The Dodge Charger Daytona starts at $39,890 and the Charger Daytona 392 starts at $44,995, excluding the destination fee.
We can’t wait to start taking orders! Look out for these models as they become available at Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram this fall.