Dodge is assuring that the Charger goes out with a serious bang. The fifth special edition of its Last Call series is here and it’s called the King Daytona. Built atop the already batty and desirable Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody, this four-door super sedan gets even more power and a classic color in honor of its namesake.
For the unaware, this is the very last year of the Dodge Charger and the Challenger. To commemorate the end of an era, Dodge is releasing seven “Last Call” special editions and the King Daytona might be the wildest to date. It honors “a true icon of muscle car history,” says Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis.
That icon is William “Big Willie” Robinson who came to fame in the West Coast drag racing scene with his 1969 Dodge Charger nicknamed “King Daytona.” In fact, that nickname will appear on the rear quarter panel of each one of the 300 King Daytona units that will roll off of the production line.
It gets other styling touches too including Go Mango orange paint, orange stitching in the cabin, an orange instrument panel, and other orange touches on the console, steering wheel, and door trim. Unique 20-inch carbon warp speed wheels pair with other satin chrome exterior badging too. Under the hood is an 807-hp (601 kW) supercharged V8. That’s 10 more ponies (7.4 kW) than you’d get in a normal Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody.
Stopping power comes courtesy of color-matched orange six-piston Brembo brakes. The interior is full of high-end touches too including Nappa/Alcantara Daytona seats, a suede headliner, an Alcantara steering wheel, a Harman Kardon premium sound system, a sunroof, and integrated navigation.
The King Daytona joins four other Last Call special editions already announced including the Charger Super Bee, the Challenger Shakedown, and the Charger and Challenger Scat Pack Swinger models. A sixth model will be unveiled on September 21st and then the final Last Call special edition will arrive at SEMA. All will carry a special Last Call badge under the hood.
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