Dodge is calling its 5th ‘Last Call’ Special-Edition the 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona. The name is throwing it way back to the West Coast drag-racing culture in the 1960s and 1970s. The 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona upgrades the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody to an 807-horsepower beast. Only 300 of the 2023 Go Mango Charger King Daytonas will be built.
“The special-edition Dodge Charger King Daytona honors a true icon of muscle car history,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer – Stellantis. “The final Dodge ‘Last Call’ models will continue to celebrate the legacy of the Dodge Charger and Challenger by paying tribute to two vehicles that hold a special place in our brand’s history.”
Legacy of the Charger King Daytona
William “Big Willie” Robinson nicknamed his 1969 Dodge Charger “King Daytona” and used it for racing at the drag strip. Robinson also used his King Daytona to keep racers coming to the track and off the streets. The 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona honors the original by boosting performance to 807 horsepower and pairing a Go Mango exterior with unique orange interior accents.
2023 Charger King Daytona Features Include:
- Go Mango Exterior with Satin Black King Daytona rear fender graphics
- Satin Carbon Warp Speed wheels
- Orange six-piston Brembo brakes
- Bright Mopar hood pin kit
- Satin Chrome exterior badging
- Black Nappa “Daytona” seats with orange stitching and King Daytona orange instrument panel badge
- Power sunroof
- Orange interior stitching accents the instrument panel, console, steering wheel and door trim
Historic ‘Last Call’ Special-Editions
The 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona represents the fifth of seven special-edition Dodge ‘Last Call’ models. Dodge is celebrating the last gasoline-powered versions of the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger. The ICE vehicles will cease production by the end of 2023. The Dodge Charger King Daytona follows previously announced Dodge Challenger Shakedown, Dodge Charger Super Bee and Dodge Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger models.
The 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona, as with all seven of the ‘Last Call’ special-edition models, will be allocated to specific dealerships, with pricing and dealer information shared on DodgeGarage.com when vehicle ordering opens later this fall.
The sixth special-edition Dodge ‘Last Call’ model will be revealed on Sept. 21, 2022.
Seventh and final 2023 special-edition model will be revealed at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, scheduled for Nov. 1-4, 2022.
Details and specific information on all of the Dodge ‘Last Call’ models available at Dodge.com.
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