2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition, the Charger is finally collecting those bonus 10 ponies that the Challenger SRT Hellcat received for the 2019 model year.
The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and Plymouth silverbird were developed to dominate NASCAR racing, and both cars featured pointed, aerodynamic noses and tall, basket-handle rear spoilers. Dodge only made 501 Daytonas in 1969 to homologate it for racing, and this car is limited to that same production total.
Because 707 hp simply isn’t enough, SRT slightly lifted the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8’s shift points to bump power to 717 hp. We’ve found Hellcat-powered vehicles to overcome the tires at nearly any engine speed, so it’s possible this approximately-1.4-percent increase in power won’t make a substantive difference in performance.
The special edition is slated to make its official in-the-metal debut on Saturday, August 17, at the Modern Street Hemi Shootout event during the annual Woodward Dream Cruise in Pontiac, Michigan. Dealer orders for all 2020 Dodge Charger models, including this one, open in the fall, and vehicles will start arriving in Dodge/SRT dealerships in early 2020.