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2006 Dodge Charger Daytona RT

Dodge Charger Daytona RT After an absence of 27 years, the Dodge Charger made its return to the Daytona International Speedway and Daytona Speedweeks in the form of the brand new, limited edition 2006 Charger Daytona R/T.

Darryl Jackson, Vice President -- Dodge Marketing, Chrysler Group, says: “To celebrate Dodge Charger's return to NASCAR, we’re introducing a limited-production Daytona R/T model that offers a little slice of history with all the performance and handling characteristics to satisfy modern muscle car enthusiasts.”

Traditional colour scheme

The first available, limited edition Dodge Charger Daytona R/T came in the traditional “Go Man Go!” paint scheme first used on the 1970 Dodge Charger – a metallic orange paint. Following this, a limited production in “Top Banana” rolled of the line in late 2005.

To complement the special edition exterior paints, the 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T features a distinctive, exclusive front fascia with chin spoiler and honeycomb grill in black, along with black “Daytona” and “HEMI” branding, signature R/T badges and a black rear spoiler. It also boasts large dual-exhaust pipes and 18-inch polished alloys with black painted pockets. The high-performance HEMI engine boasts a HEMI-orange cover.

Inside, the Daytona R/T features front sports seats with suede inserts, boasting “Daytona” logos embroidered on the headrests. The rear seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel carry body-coloured stitching, and the electronic cluster features a “Daytona Limited Edition” display. The unique cabin is finished with a numbered Daytona badge, making each vehicle individual and personal.

Technical innovations include exceptional ride and handling features as standard, such as Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and All-speed Traction Control. Dual-zone temperature controls, electronically adjustable pedals and heated power front seats are also available.

HEMI powerplant

For the 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T, Chrysler engineers have upgraded the performance of the legendary HEMI powerplant. The new model features a 5-speed automatic gearbox, and a massive 5.7-litre HEMI V8 engine, producing around 350 bhp, and with peak torque of 390 lb/ft. This represents an extra 10 horsepower over the previous 5.7-litre HEMI.

Chrysler engineers have also developed a unique intake and exhaust system to unleash more of the HEMI engine’s performance credentials, featuring less intake restriction and upgrading the old three-pass muffler to a straight-through muffler. The result is a deeper, throatier, high-performance engine tone to match the extra power.

In addition, the HEMI’s Multi-displacement System (MDS) allows for up to 20% better fuel economy.

Finally, the 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T features an exceptional suspension package, including special tuning, 18-inch P235/55 R18 all-weather tyres and Nivomat self-levelling shock absorbers to the rear.

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October 8, 2007, 9:13 am

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