To qualify for NASCAR racing, Dodge had to build a certain number of Charger Daytonas for the street. They looked extremely radical for the time; in fact, I hey were too radical for most and many even had their wings and spoilers removed to be sold as regular Chargers, just to get them off the showroom floor. The Chargers were some 200lb (91kg) lighter than their Plymouth Superbird cousins, hence were fastest away from a standing start. Their aerodynamic aids didn't really come into effect until over 100mph (169km/h), which made them more visual aids than helpful in the real sense, but the visual part is something which sells the car well on the second-hand market today. The engines it used were either the 440ci (7.2-liter) Magnum or Street Hemi, a detuned version of the race engine with hydraulic lifters to quieten it down and, ultimately, limit its rpm potential.
Dodge Charger Daytona (1969) Specifications
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