New performance add-ons, amenities arrive in special edition Challenger, Charger
Dodge taps into more power for their muscle cars after they introduced special editions of the Challenger and Charger. Called the 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona, the two muscle cars get an array of powertrain upgrades along with subtle exterior and interior revisions. Both the Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona are set to arrive at this year's Woodward Dream Cruise, the world's largest one-day automotive event.
“More than 1.5 million enthusiasts are expected to come to Woodward to celebrate classic muscle cars this week, so it’s a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona with new special editions. We’ll continue to celebrate the brand’s muscle car performance heritage with another special-edition announcement later this fall,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America.
The new 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona models are available with the 6.4-liter “392” HEMI V8 or the 5.7-liter HEMI V8. Both models get an all-new electronically controlled active performance exhaust system, along with the Super Track Pack which includes performance-tuned suspension, brake linings, three-mode Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) calibration with a high-performance Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.
To emphasize on the heritage-inspired Dodge look, both the Challenger and Charger get satin black finishes on the hood, front fascia, roof and deck-lid. Rounding it all of are the T/A bodyside stripes, new wheel center caps.
Up front, the special edition muscle cars get “Air Catcher” headlamps with LED-illuminated T/A logos. The NACA ducted hoods are now designed to feed a modified SRT Hellcat air box with a Mopar conical filter, resulting in a more optimized cold air intake system. Both cars also get an all-new 2.75-inch electronically controlled active performance exhaust system, resulting in 375 PS for the 5.7-liter HEMI V8.
The Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona also get 20-inch Mopar lightweight forged-aluminum wheels finished in Hyper Black II. On the other hand the Plus models get heated and ventilated Nappa leather performance seats finished in black, along with the fourth generation Uconnect 8.4 system to expand on the Super Track Pack's capability.
Those that prefer more power can opt for the Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona 392 which is driven by a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 with 485 PS. Like the base offerings, the 392 models also get the “T/A Air Catcher” headlamps and the 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, this time finished in Low Gloss Black. Moreover, the 392 gets 275/40ZR20 Pirelli three-season performance tires, “392” fender decals, 180-mph primary speedometer, electronically controlled active performance exhaust system and a 220-amp alternator.
Also, both the special edition Charger and Challenger get a Brembo brake package. The front axle gets six-piston calipers while the rear set is fitted with four-piston calipers.
These new models are available in the all-new and limited colors of Green Go, Yellow Jacket hue, Go Mango and TorRed hues (for the HIP collection). Also inclued for fthe 2017 collection are Destroyer Gray and Octane Red shades.
The New 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona models will be made available by September while the Challenger T/A model will be made available by October in the United States.