After a three year hiatus, the Daytona nameplate is making a comeback on the Dodge Charger for the 2013MY 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 respectively. The first cars will begin to arrive in dealerships in the first quarter of 2013.
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.
The V8-powered sedans 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.
As for the interior, the Road & Track models sports unique black performance Nappa leather and suede heated and ventilated seats with Daytona Blue stitching and piping, with the R/T offering the same look but with a cloth treatment for the seats.
Other touches include an aluminum trim surround for the 8.4-inch Uconnect Touch screen and gauges on the instrument panel, a Mopar bright pedal kit, a 552-watt 10-speaker Beats and a numbered "DAYTONA" badge.