It’s almost time for the Woodward Dream Cruise week in Detroit and Dodge has decided to give us their new line of Dodge Special Edition Packages for the 2017 Challenger and Charger models. What type of packages? Think Hellcat parts on standard models.
The main packages increase the performance of the Charger Daytona and the 2017 Chellenger T/A’s eight cylinder 5.7 and 6.4-liter “392” HEMI engines. Now we all know that Muscle cars are straight line cars and we’re fine with that. But a face-lift is due, and the Charger/Challenger designs are getting old and tiring.
Regardless, Dodge wants to squeeze every bit of penny out of the current shapes and adding the Dodge Special Edition Packages was another life prolonging trick. What’s the package include for the 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona? the 5.7-liter gets an improved exhaust and intake via Mopar cold-air induction system. Add to that an all-new electronically controlled 2.75-inch active performance exhaust system with 4-inch round tips at the back.
That’s not all, you also get goodies from the Charger R/T like the performance brake linings, Super Track pak tuned suspension, Goodyear Eagle F1 tires and three mode ESC traction control settings. The Charger Dayton also gets rear-deferential with 2.62 axle ratios to improve acceleration and speed also upping the 135 mph limit to 150-mph via transmission calibration.
The Daytona name has been used for the fourth time to mark the special models. The 5.7-liter sedan will receive the SRT Package while pricing starts at $39,890 making the package a $3,000 extra. These Dodge Special Edition Packages are available starting this September.
The Charger Daytona 392 package adds Brembo brakes and the same tire and wheel setup from the hellcat including the functional cold air intakes and the leather seats from the SRT for about $4,500 or less.
Prices for the 2017 Dodge Charger T/A 392 starts at $43,995 while the T/A Plus starts at $40,140 and the Daytona 392 starts at $44,995.