Published on August 15th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary With 717bhp
Powered by the proven supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 engine with an extra boost of power: 717 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque
Dodge is paying tribute to the 1969 Hellcatwith this 717bhp widebody special which we here in Asia will only be able tosee in TV programs and never really own one as there will be no right hand driveversions made available.
This is the most powerful Charger ever, yes the 717-horsepower 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition is raising the performance bar even higher with the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world. This car will give the boys at ‘M’ and AMG something to think about as they produce what they think to be the fastest and the best family sedan in the world. Pushing the boundaries of a rear wheel drive family sedan.
Fifty years ago, Dodge launched theinfamous Dodge Charger Daytona model with its huge wing and massive nosespecifically designed to dominate in NASCAR racing. The Daytona prototype wasthe first car to break 200 miles per hour (mph) average lap speed and set arecord that stood for 17 years.
Coveted by collectors ever since, only 501copies of the 1969 model were produced – the minimum number required to qualifyfor use on the NASCAR circuit.
Today, Dodge salutes its high horsepowerheritage with the new 717-horsepower 2020 Dodge Charger Daytona 50thAnniversary Edition. Its design, attitude and the limited-production numbersall pay tribute to the original record-setting Daytona.
A unique “Daytona” decklid,rear-quarter decal with matching spoiler and Daytona-exclusive B5 Blue paintare throwbacks to the original. Like the legendary 1969 Daytona, production ofthe Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition is limited to 501 units.
New 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat WidebodyDaytona 50th Anniversary Edition
Created in 1969 as a 501-unit,purpose-built production run to qualify for NASCAR racing, the Charger Daytonaset records with its distinct aerodynamic styling and legendary HEMI® power.The new Charger Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition builds on this celebratedhistory by adding more performance to North America’s only four-door musclesedan.
Building on this legacy, the Charger SRTHellcat Widebody is the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in theworld, adding 3.5 inches of width with wider wheels and tires that areunmistakably Dodge//SRT, creating an aggressive, planted stance unlike anyother four-door sedan on the market. The Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition upsthe ante by increasing the shift points to 6,100 rpm in automatic mode, whichyields a 10-horsepower boost from 707 to 717 exclusive to this model.
The Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition addsunique heritage appointments that give Dodge enthusiasts another way to displaylegendary Dodge performance attitude. The new 2020 Dodge Charger SRT HellcatWidebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition is available in four exterior paintcolors – B5 Blue, Pitch Black, Triple Nickel and White Knuckle, with B5 Blueexclusive to the Daytona Edition.
Dodge designers reached back into theDaytona’s storied past to create cues for the 50th Anniversary Edition, including“Daytona” decklid to rear-quarter decal with matching spoiler. The“Daytona” decal, spoiler and Hellcat badge are white on B5 Blue,Pitch Black and Triple Nickel models. On White Knuckle models, the“Daytona” decal and spoiler are Blue and the Hellcat badge has abright finish.
Completing the athletic look are 20- by11-inch “Warp Speed” wheels with a unique Satin Carbon finish,Pirelli 305/35ZR20 all-season performance tires (three-season tires areoptional) and ultra-high performance Black Brembo six-piston front andfour-piston rear brakes with vented rotors.
Race-inspired interior features carbonfiber and unique Daytona blue accent stitching
Daytona cues are also seamlessly integrated into the interior with unique black heated and ventilated Nappa leather and Alcantara suede performance seats with blue accent stitching and “Daytona” embroidered seat backs. Both driver and front passenger seats feature 12-way power adjust function. The blue accent stitch appears throughout the interior, on the center console armrest, door panels and armrest, dashboard and shifter.
A Dynamica Suede headliner, real carbonfiber instrument panel (IP) and console bezels and Light Black Chrome interioraccents are paired to the suede flat-bottom steering wheel, which features dualblue and silver accent stitching. Premium velour-bound floor mats have a bluedual-stitched accent border. Both the steering wheel and floor mats areexclusive to the Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition.
A custom IP badge with the Hellcat and Daytona logos is located on the passenger side identifying each vehicle as “x out of 501.”