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2017 Dodge Charger Daytona and Challenger T/A Will Knock Your Socks Off

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New Dodge Performance Models

The 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona and Challenger T/A are the newest in Dodge’s performance lineup

You probably thought the Golden Age of performance vehicles had come and gone. Well, Dodge is looking to show you that the time for great performance vehicles is now. The American performance brand has created two new special models of its most powerful nameplates—the 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona and Challenger T/A.

Both of these trims were introduced during the Woodward Dream Cruise and practically scream “race-ready.” Each model has a number of unique performance enhancements that makes it better than ever before.

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2017 Dodge Charger Daytona

The 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona model is based on the beastly Charger built in 1969, which set records with its aerodynamic styling and legendary power. The new model celebrates its roots with a 5.7-liter engine that features an all-new performance exhaust system and a Mopar cold-air induction system. It also has the Super Track Pack, which has a performance-tuned suspension, performance brake linings, and high-performance Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. A 6.4-liter HEMI is also available as a powertrain option.

In terms of looks, the Charger Daytona has a style that is influenced by both the SRT and R/T Scat Pack models. A Satin Black hood graphic has a cutout HEMI logo, while the Daytona deck-lid adds plenty of athleticism to its style. On this model in particular, the bright yellow exterior paint showcases the Charger’s characteristic muscular silhouette.

PHOTOS: 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona

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2017 Dodge Challenger T/A

Dodge also created the 2017 Challenger T/A based on a past model. The previous Challenger T/A model was built in 1970 with only 2,399 units ever produced. For the current model, Dodge has built off the previous model’s legacy with track-capable models that are sure to make you salivate. It is based on the standard content for the Challenger R/T model, adding a variety of performance-oriented hardware, including new “Air Catcher” headlights with LED-illuminated T/A logos. It also has a 20-inch forged-aluminum wheels and a race-bred chassis. Exterior features include a script “Challenger” grille badge, and available hood pins that are a throwback to the 70s.

PHOTOS: 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A

Production for these performance-oriented models will begin in the fall. The Charger Daytona will be available in September for ordering, while the Challenger T/A will be available in October.