Dodge releases the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody with a Daytona Edition. The 717 hp beast is built to commemorate the legendary 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona race car. Granted, fifty years ago, the Daytona had a oversized wing, but still created hype over its speed.
The Daytona Edition has the decal applied to the rear quarter panel and trunk lid, plus a color matching spoiler added for contrast. The “Daytona” label is etched on both side so you don’t mistake it for anything else. The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody with a Daytona Edition will be available in four colors: White Knuckle, Triple Nickel, Pitch Black and B5 Blue. The 2020 Charger Hellcat Widebody models are only available in the bright blue tone with the special edition variation.
Looking at the interior, the Daytona edition has blue accent stitching lining the armrest, door panels, shifter, and front bucket seats. The seats have color matching “Daytona” embroidered into the seat backs. The dashboard is decorated with carbon fiber trim, plus an added blue Daytona badge with the trademarked Hellcat logo to confirm that you are driving a limited edition vehicle.
Originally, the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was engineered to dominate NASCAR racing. At that time, the Daytona had revolutionary aerodynamics and extreme power with the ability to pioneer hitting a 200-mph lap speed. The Charger Daytona held that speed record for seventeen years. Only 501 of the Daytona’s were ever produced, which is the same number planned for the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona Edition. Funny enough, the new car is slower than the older production car, hitting a top speed of 196 mph. Every other aspect of performance wins compared to the older version. Orders will open this fall, and deliveries are planned for early 2020.