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.
“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.”
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.
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.
Series Production Car
2012 LA Auto Show
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
90-Degree Cast Iron Hemi V8
Pushrod OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl w/VVT
Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection
5654 cc / 345 in³
99.6 mm / 3.92 in
90.9 mm / 3.58 in
276 kw / 370.1 bhp @ 5250 rpm
65.46 bhp per litre
195.72 bhp per tonne
536 nm / 395.3 ft lbs @ 4200 rpm
body / frame
E-segment Unitary Steel Monocoque with Aluminum Hood
AWD or RWD
Vented Discs w/Brembro 4-Piston Calipers, ABS,
Vented Discs w/Brembro 4-Piston Calipers, ABS
F 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20.0 x 9 in
R 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
Rack & Pinion w/Hydrualic Power Assist
SLA w/Upper A-Arms Coil-Over Springs, Shock Absorbers, Stabilizer Bar
5-Link Mulit-Link w/Upper A-Arms Coil-Over Springs, Shock Absorbers, Stabilizer Bar