Dodge will once again offer an individually-numbered, limited edition Daytona styling package on its HEMI-powered Charger R/T sedan, the automaker announced today.
The package was last offered in 2009, but the Charger has been thoroughly redesigned since then. Now, it's optional on both the standard Charger R/T and the upgraded Charger R/T Road & Track trim level.
For 2013, the package adds retro-inspired Satin Black touches to the sedan's hood, roof and rear spoiler and gloss black-accented 20-inch polished alloy wheels. In addition to Daytona Blue, the package will be offered on Bright White, Billet Silver and Pitch Black Chargers. Further setting the sedans apart is a big "Daytona" graphic on the rear quarter panels.
Underneath, the Daytona package includes a performance-oriented 3.06 rear axle ratio, a high speed engine controller, a sport mode for the paddle shifters and uprated steering and suspension. A Daytona Blue engine cover dresses up the sedans' interior bays.
Inside, a Beats audio system is standard, as is black upholstery (leather with the Road & Track trim) and blue stitching and piping. The front seatbacks receive big "Daytona" embroidering, while the dashboard gains unique dark brushed aluminum trim. A Mopar pedal kit finishes out the interior.
On the base Charger R/T, the package adds $2,995 (for a total base price of $32,990), while the more lavishly-optioned R/T Road & Track's premium is $2,500 (or $36,495 total).
Dodge will make just 2,500 Charger Daytonas available, each of which will be individually numbered with a dash-mounted plaque. The Charger Daytona will go on sale during the first quarter of 2013.